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 has been writing with Anthony King since high school. On TV, Scott’s written for "Sharp Objects" (HBO), "Castle Rock" (Hulu) and "Manhattan" (WGN), and is a consulting producer on Amazon’s "Utopia." He won the 2012-2013 George Jean Nathan Award for his theater criticism at New York magazine, wrote a column for Wired and spent many happy years on the staff of Entertainment Weekly. His young-adult novel xL is being published by Knopf.
Anthony King is an Emmy-nominated writer, director, and performer currently living in Los Angeles. His TV writing credits include “Silicon Valley” (HBO), “Broad City” (Comedy Central), “Search Party” (TBS), “Playing House” (USA), “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp” & “Ten Years Later” (Netflix), “Wrecked” (TBS) and more. He spent many years as Artistic Director of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in NYC and still performs at the UCB Theatres in NY & LA. 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, many songs 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 a musical version of Beetlejuice, headed to Broadway in 2019!