The new Broadway-aimed musical Nerds, about technology giants Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, will get a New York City industry reading with Michael Arden, Charlie Pollock, Heléne Yorke and Kate Shindle.
Nerds has music by Hal Goldberg and book and lyrics by two-time Emmy Award nominees Jordan Allen-Dutton and Erik Weiner (The Bomb-itty of Errors, "Robot Chicken").
Casey Hushion (Fat Camp) directs the June 21 reading, which has musical supervision by Nadia DiGiallonardo. Nerds is booting up for a Jan. 18-Feb. 3, 2013, out of town try-out at the North Carolina Theatre in Raleigh prior to a Broadway arrival next year.
Earlier incarnations of Nerds were presented at the 2005 New York Musical Theatre Festival and by the Philadelphia Theatre Company in 2007, where it earned Barrymore Awards for Outstanding Original Music and Outstanding New Play.
The cast features Arden (Bare, The Times They Are A-Changin') as Bill Gates, Pollock (Urinetown) as Steve Jobs, Yorke (Wicked) as Sally and Shindle (Wonderland, Legally Blonde) as Myrtle, as well as David Rossmer (Peter and the Starcatcher) as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Mark Price(Mary Poppins) as Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, Gabriel Ebert (4000 Miles), Tom Deckman (Spamalot) and Scott Barnhardt (Book of Mormon).
Nerds is billed as "an irreverent new musical comedy satirizing the parallel stories of computer pioneers Bill Gates and Steve Jobs as they blaze a path from humble garage inventors to warring titans of the computer revolution."
You're invited to spend an evening filled with personal tales of difficult choices, bad breaks, worse men and some of the most glorious songs ever written. It's an intimate evening, up close with a legend.
So pull up a chair and order up a drink. Because she's got a life to sing. Tickets as low as $85!
Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You