GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! was the first Off-Broadway transfer for the acclaimed Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. After the developmental run at UCBT, the show enjoyed its critically acclaimed world premiere at the Jermyn Street Theatre in London in January 2006. These performances featured authors Scott Brown and Anthony King in the starring roles of "Bud" and "Doug."
In September 2006, the U.S. premiere of GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! was presented as part of the third annual New York Musical Theatre Festival, where it received three NYMF Awards, including Excellence in Musical Theatre Writing (Book) for Scott Brown and Anthony King. A limited Off-Broadway engagement followed at the 59E59 Theater in December 2006, followed by a transfer to The Actors' Playhouse in Greenwich Village in January of 2007. The Off-Broadway production closed on May 6, 2007.
The show is licensed and published by Samuel French Inc.
Scott Brown is a writer, critic and performer. A long-time theatre critic for New York Magazine, his work has also appeared in Wired (for which he was a monthly columnist), Entertainment Weekly, GQ, and Time, among other outlets. He's appeared at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater on several occasions. Also with Anthony King, he's developed pilots for CBS and A&E. Also with Anthony King, he was raised in Durham, NC. Scott's "funny" "songs" sometimes appear suddenly and without warning on the internet, and disappear almost as fast. He's cool with that.
Anthony King is a writer, director, and performer currently living in Los Angeles where he performs regularly at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. His TV writing credits include Wet Hot American Summer (Netflix), Broad City (Comedy Central), Playing House (USA), Best Friends Forever (NBC), A Night of Too Many Stars (Comedy Central) (for which he received an Emmy nomination) and more. He was also the Artistic Director of the UCB Theatre in NY from 2005-2011. You can find him online at theanthonyking.com
In addition to GUTENBERG!, Scott and Anthony have written other music together, including the titular song in the TheatreworksUSA touring production of If You Give A Pig A Pancake & Other Story Books, the songs "Can I Get A Napkin Please," "I Love Lunch," "Let's Squish Our Fruits Together" and "You're Never Too Old To Sit On Santa" for Improv Everywhere's Spontaneous Musicals (seen by more than 9 million people on YouTube!), and a series of songs based on real Craigslist posts for Details Magazine. They are currently at work on the most amazing new musical ever.