Nerds Are Planning to Invade Broadway This Spring

News   Nerds Are Planning to Invade Broadway This Spring
 
Nerds, the new musical about tech giants Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, plans to bow on Broadway in spring 2015, Playbill.com has learned. 

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The musical, which received 2007 Barrymore Awards for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Original Music, features book and lyrics by Jordan Allen-Dutton and Erik Weiner (co-creators of The Bomb-itty of Errors, "Robot Chicken") and music by Hal Goldberg (The Children, Ma Vie En Rosewood).

James Snyder (If/Then), Rob Morrison (Avenue Q) and Wesley Taylor ("Smash") will offer a sneak peek from the new musical at the Oct. 6 Celebrity Karaoke concert, produced in partnership by Clear Channel Spectacolor, a brand division of Clear Channel Outdoor (CCO), New York Super Week, New York Comic Con and Playbill.

Casting, a theatre and a Broadway timeline have not yet been announced, although representatives for the musical confirmed to Playbill.com that Nerds is planned to bow on Broadway this spring. 

Taylor starred in a concert version of the musical, alongside Lauren Molina (The Skivvies), June 11 at 54 Below.

The concert featured choreography by Josh Bergasse ("Smash," On The Town), with music supervision by Nadia DiGallonardo (Pippin, Hair) and direction by Casey Hushion. 

Taylor ("Smash," Rock of Ages) and Molina (Candide, Sweeney Todd, The Skivvies) were joined by Charlie Pollock (Violet, Love’s Labour’s Lost), Laura Dreyfuss (Once, Hair), Raymond J. Lee (Anything Goes, "Smash"), Catherine Ricafort (Cinderella, Honeymoon in Vegas), Blake Segal (Mary Poppins), Benny Elledge (Chicago), Rob Morrison (Avenue Q, Urinetown), Alyse Alan Louis (Mamma Mia, Xanadu) and Kevin Pariseau (Legally Blonde).

Here's how it's billed: "Before Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were the undisputed titans of technology, they were Nerds. Join America's favorite geeks - from garage inventors to Silicon Valley mega-billionaires - on a hilarious musical journey from the floppy disc era to the iPhone phenomenon."

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