Bud and Doug have written the next great American musical, or at least they think they have. When the opportunity to audition for financial backers comes up, the two men, excited by the possibility of a Broadway run, earnestly and hilariously perform all the songs and play all the parts in their ridiculous, historical epic, based on the invention of the printing press. One bright idea, two men with gumption, and lots of hats make for one of the silliest musicals you’ll see this year.
“A smashing success. Who knew that a musical about the life of the inventor of the printing press could have so many laughs?”
THE NEW YORK TIMES
“It seems that Monty Python’s whole troupe has taken possession of two New York naïfs, aspiring musical-theatre writers Bud and Doug, in this goofy and inspired parody of Broadway bombast.”
THE NEW YORKER
Photo: Austin Ku and Brendan McNab. Photo by Christopher McKenzie