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Album Release Date:
 November 3, 2009

what the critics are saying

“"Hysterically funny!”
–Associated Press

“A smashing success!”
–The New York Times

Gutenberg! The Musical!
Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording

A two-man spoof of passionate musical theatre writers, GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! stars Christopher Fitzgerald (Finianís Rainbow, Tony and Drama Desk nominee for Young Frankenstein) and Jeremy Shamos (Drama Desk nominee for Animals Out of Paper) as two desperate and bravely untalented songwriters performing a backers' audition for their new musical about the inventor of the printing press.

With an unending supply of enthusiasm, the two authors sing all the songs and play all the parts in their crass historical epic. GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! opened at the Actorís Playhouse in January 2007; it was nominated for the 2007 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical and the 2007 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical, and its authors were nominated for the 2007 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical.

track listing
  1. "OK! Here we go!"
  2. Prologue / Schlimmer!
  3. "Friendly...but also suspicious."
  4. I Can't Read
  5. "Did Helvetica actually exist?"
  6. Haunted German Wood
  7. The Press Song
  8. I Can't Read (reprise)
  9. "A giant tree...of goodness."
  10. Biscuits
  11. "This show is not about biscuits!"
  12. What's the Word?
  13. "Helvetica is crying in her bucket..."
  14. Stop the Press
  15. "We're about to send you rocking to the restroom..."
  16. Tomorrow Is Tonight
  17. "Here we go again! The second act!"
  18. Second Prologue
  19. Words, Words, Words
  20. Monk with Me
  21. (Might as Well) Go to Hell
  22. "Suicide is never the answer..."
  23. Festival!
  24. Finale
  25. Gutenberg! The Megamix! (recorded in Bud's apartment)

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