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Cast Recordings & Albums Mel Brooks Guest Stars as the Producer on Gutenberg! The Musical! Cast Recording

The album, featuring Broadway cast Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells, is due out in May.

Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells in Gutenberg! The Musical! Matthew Murphy

A release date has been set for the previously announced cast recording of Gutenberg! The Musical! starring Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells. The original Broadway cast album from Center Stage Records and Yellow Sound Label will be available digitally May 3 and physically on CD May 17. The album is available for pre-order and pre-save here

Gutenberg!, directed by Tony winner Alex Timbers, follows Gad and Rannells as Bud and Doug, two aspiring theatre makers who have written a musical about Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of the printing press. Convinced their show is ready for Broadway, they are holding a backers' performance in which they play all the parts, aided by hundreds of baseball caps adorned by character names. 

Each night of the Broadway run, a different celebrity appeared in a cameo as the Guest Producer. The recording will feature comedy legend Mel Brooks in the role, a nod at his Tony-winning work as composer, lyricist, and co-book writer of The Producers.

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The album is produced and mixed by 12-time Emmy winner and three-time Grammy nominee Michael Croiter. Van Dean, Marcia Goldberg, and Andrew Paradis serve as executive producers. Gutenberg! composers Anthony King and Scott Brown, along with Marco Paguia, serve as album co-producers. Music supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations are by T.O. Sterrett, vocal supervision is by Liz Caplan, and music direction is by Paguia.

Gutenberg! The Musical made its premiere Off-Broadway in 2006 (also directed by Timbers) and opened on Broadway at the James Earl Jones Theatre October 12, 2023 after beginning previews September 15. It played 29 previews and 117 performances in its limited engagement.

Photos: Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells Record Gutenberg Cast Album

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