The James Earl Jones Theatre box office (138 West 48th Street) will open Friday, August 18 at 10 AM ET for the Broadway premiere of Gutenberg! The Musical! starring Tony Award® nominees Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells, written by Tony and Emmy Award® nominees Scott Brown and Anthony King, and directed by Tony Award winner Alex Timbers.
The first 50 people in line on Friday morning will have the opportunity to randomly pick their own ticket price from the show’s soon to be signature trucker hat and the help of a very special guest (hint: it rhymes with “Fandrew Frannells”).
The first 50 people will randomly draw one of four ticket price options from the hat. Pricing options are:
- $6.24 – Johannes Gutenberg’s birthday is generally accepted to be June 24. No one really knows why. Just accept the $6.24 ticket and be happy.
- $14.48 – The year Gutenberg invented the printing press. Among the first items printed was a calendar of the year. Little known fact: The calendar featured a woodcut of a kitten hanging on a branch with the phrase “Hang in there!” But in German, of course.
- $22 – The last copy of a complete Gutenberg Bible publicly sold was in 1978 and went for $2.2M.
- $36 – There are 48 known remaining complete copies of the Gutenberg Bible. Of those remaining copies, 36 are printed on paper. The other 12 are vellum which is a fine parchment made from animal skin. Pretty gross, huh?
This special pricing offer will only be made available to the first 50 people in line when the box office opens at 10 AM. There is a limit of two tickets per person. This special pricing is offered for tickets for performances through Sunday, November 5 except for holidays and other select performances at the box office discretion.
In addition, Upright Citizen’s Brigade, where Gutenberg! The Musical! was originally developed, will be offering people in line giveaways and discounts for their classes. For more information on UCB, please visit: www.ucbcomedy.com
Gutenberg! The Musical! will begin previews Friday, September 15 ahead of a Thursday, October 12 opening night. This strictly limited 20-week engagement will play through Sunday, January 28, 2024 only.