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Saturday, September 20, 2008


'Gutenberg! The Musical!'

Even if you loathe musicals, you should see Gutenberg! The Musical!, a play pretending to be a staged reading (singing?) of a new musical biography of printing-press inventor Johann Gutenberg. The two hilariously clueless playwrights unintentionally skewer every musical cliché, but it's their antic energy as they play a giant cast (including an anti-Semitic young girl who sells flowers she steals from Jews) that makes the play a comic gem. Your face will hurt from laughing too hard. (Erickson Theater Off Broadway, 1524 Harvard Ave, 800-838-3006. 8 pm, $10–$25.)


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WTF is that rollover for?

Posted by Dubcek | September 20, 2008 11:05 AM

was anyone else hoping it was about Steve Gutenburg?

Posted by DMC | September 20, 2008 12:52 PM

This played at the theatre I work at in Chicago...It's pretty good.

Posted by scott in chi-town | September 20, 2008 1:01 PM

Hollywood, we are grieveing.

Posted by daniel | September 20, 2008 1:09 PM

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