Previews Began: January 16, 2007
Opening Night: January 21, 2007
Closing Night: May 6, 2007
Music: Scott Brown
Lyrics: Scott Brown
Book: Scott Brown
The play is performed as a backer’s audition by Bud Davenport and Doug Simon, the authors of a musical about Johannes Gutenberg, which they are pitching to producers who might put their show up on Broadway. Because the minimally-talented and starry-eyed authors don’t have a cast or an orchestra, Bud and Doug play all of the roles themselves, wearing hats with the characters’ names on them and frequently switching said hats to indicate different characters. Since their research into the life of Gutenberg (aka a quick Google search) revealed that information on his life is “scant”, they take a historical fiction approach, by which they mean that they just made stuff up.