Nerds://A Musical Software Satire was written by composer Hal Goldberg and lyricist-librettists Jordan Allen-Dutton and Erik Weiner. Allen-Dutton and Weiner co-wrote Off-Broadway's hip-hop-flavored Bomb-itty of Errors, a fresh take on Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors.
Andy Goldberg (Bomb-itty of Errors) directs the production, with choreography by Dan Knechtges (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee).
The six performance run, in rep with other NYMF shows, plays at the Beckett Theatre in Theatre Row on West 42nd Street.
The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Sharon Fallon, Vicki Halmos and Matt Wolf present Nerds, which includes the colon and forward slashes (typical of a URL) as part of its title.
Featuring song titles such as "Stroll Through the PARC," "A Revolution Starts with One," "Let's Merge" and "I've Gotta Lotta Money," Nerds "is an outrageous epic take on the parallel stories of computer pioneers Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, two technological geniuses, as they blaze a path from 'garage inventors' to warring titans of the computer revolution!" The Nerds cast includes Sean Dugan as Bill Gates, Jeremy Ellison-Gladstone as Paul Allen, Anthony Holds as Steve Jobs, Todd A. Horman as Patterson, Thadd Krueger as Woz, Trisha Rapier as Myrtle, William Selby as Watson and Jessica-Snow Wilson as Sally.
Musical direction is by Nadia DiGiallonardo. The creative team includes scenic designer Shoko Kambara, costume designer Alejo Vietti and Kimberly Glennon, lighting designer Jason Lyons, sound designer Ken Travis and projection designer Kevin R. Frech.
Theatre Row is at 410 W. 42nd St. The Nerds playing schedule is Sept. 20 at 8 PM, Sept. 24 at 8 PM, Sept. 25 at 8 PM, Sept. 28 at 1 PM, Sept. 29 at 4:30 PM and Oct. 1 at 4:30 PM.
Tickets are $15 each and will be available beginning Aug. 29 at www.nymf.org or by calling TheatreMania.com at (212) 352-3101.
For more information., visit www.nerdsthemusical.com.