Musical comedy about Jobs and Gates rivalry coming to Broadway


Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, rivals and friends.
Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, rivals and friends.
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A new musical comedy coming to Broadway this April will spotlight none other than the two rivals for PC dominance, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.

Rather obviously titled Nerds, the new musical will feature some of the technology the two men helped foster, including onstage holograms, projection mapping and an app that lets audiences decide what ending they’d like to see.

First presented in 2005 in Philadelphia, Nerds won local awards for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Original Music and has played at a North Carolina theater since then. Nerds was written by Jordan Allen-Dutton and Erik Weiner, and the music was composed by Hal Goldberg. Weiner and Allen-Dutton both grew up in Palo Alto and San Francisco, so they know the tech scene. They also wrote for Cartoon Network’s Robot Chicken and staged their own play in 1999, The Bomb-itty of Errors, a hip-hop version of Shakespeare.

The Broadway production coming to Longacre Theatre will have Casey Hushion (Elf, In the Heights, Aladdin) in the director’s chair; Emmy winner Josh Bergasse will choreograph. Casting announcements are coming soon. Previews for the show will begin March 31, with tickets already available for the April debut.

Source: Rolling Stone

Via: Apple Insider