‘Steve Jobs’ and ‘Bill Gates’ to star in off-Broadway musical ‘Nerds://A Musical Software Satire’

“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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  1. Perhaps in the past (which this show highlights), Steve Jobs may have been considered a geek.

    In the present day, Steve is perhaps the least geeky person in the world of technology. He’s really more like a freakin’ rock star.

    I hope this musical gives the “Steve” the lead musical moments.

    (although this has to be a really terrible show unless it is really really funny)

  2. I saw this when it was at Vassar.

    The music was very humorous. No one in nerdom is spared. IBM is compared to the Nazis, Steve is cast as a hippie womanizer, Bill is a dark angry nerd, Woz carries a doll all the time, etc.

    It’s funny, because when it played at Vassar, many IBM’ers were in attendance. I think they laughed a little uneasily at the IBM jokes. ohhh man…those were good times. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

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