‘Steve Jobs’ and ‘Bill Gates’ sing in ‘Nerds’ musical; opening night tonight (with 3 sample videos)

Philadelphia Theatre Company rings in the new year with the new musical Nerds://A Musical Software Satire:

Nerds://A Musical Software Satire is a funny and irreverent musical take on the parallel stories of computer pioneers Bill Gates and Steve Jobs as they blaze a path from garage inventors to warring titans of the computer revolution. Technology tycoons Gates and Jobs get skewered in this hilarious send-up of individuality versus corporate homogenization. With a rollicking original score featuring song titles including “Stroll Through the P.A.R.C.,” “Think Different,” Let’s Merge” and “The Windows Rap,” the King of Geeks becomes the King of Cool overnight and computer programmers moonlight as sex symbols. Nerds://A Musical Software Satire celebrates everyone’s “inner nerd!”

Previews began on Thursday, January 25 with opening night tonight: Wednesday, January 31. Performances run Tuesday through Sunday until February 25.

Tickets are $15 to $54 with discounts for students, seniors and groups. Tickets are available by calling the Philadelphia Theatre Company Box Office at 215-985-0420 or visiting http://www.phillytheatreco.com

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Macaday” for the heads up.]

Related articles:
‘Steve Jobs’ & ‘Bill Gates’ in off-Broadway musical ‘Nerds://A Musical Software Satire’ – December 19, 2006
‘Steve Jobs’ and ‘Bill Gates’ to star in off-Broadway musical ‘Nerds://A Musical Software Satire’ – August 10, 2005


  1. I’ve been to this theatre several times but not to see this play. It is very nice and cozy. The Plays and Players group puts on a lot of cutting edge stuff – some good and some not so good.

    Don’t think I’ll be seeing this one, though.

    Cubert (in Philly)

  2. The YouTube videos linked above are commercials. These scenes and actors are not part of the production.
    No DVD will be available because variety of unions involved. I asked when show premiered in New York.

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