“A new musical about the computer and software revolution, with Bill Gates and Steve Jobs as center-stage characters, will play the New York Musical Theatre Festival Sept. 20-Oct. 1,” Kenneth Jones reports for Playbill. “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.”
“The six performance run, in rep with other NYMF shows, plays at the Beckett Theatre in Theatre Row on West 42nd Street,” Jones reports. “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!'”
Jones reports, “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, Tricia Rapier as Myrtle, William Selby as Watson and Jessica-Snow Wilson as Sally… 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.”
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