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‘NERDS’ is Gates vs. Jobs, on Broadway

‘NERDS’ is Gates vs. Jobs, on Broadway

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates have plenty of books, documentaries, and even movies about their lives. But you know what they’re missing? A Broadway musical.

Well, not anymore! NERDS, a new “musical dot comedy” is coming to the Longacre Theater in New York, New York on April 21st. The show takes a comedic look at the history of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs’ rise to power from homebrew computer engineering on floppy disks to the high-tech iPhone era. Of course, where would the conflict be without an epic rivalry between them?

Now if you’re thinking, “This sounds like a dumb little black box high school production,” you couldn’t be any more wrong. NERDS has some pretty heavy-hitters on behind it, with book and lyrics by Emmy Award nominees Jordan Allen-Dutton and Erik Weiner (Robot Chicken, Bomb-itty of Errors), music by Hal Goldberg (The Children), Casey Hushion (Elf: The Musical) directing, and choreography by Tony nominated Josh Bergasse. The show got its start at the Philadelphia Theater Company, where it received the Barrymore Awards for Outstanding Original Music and Outstanding New Play.

NERDS will also sport some very high-end theatrical technology as well, including on-stage holograms, projection mapping, and even app-integration that will allow the audience to interact with not only the set, but with each other as well.

So if you’re itching to see the show, you can start purchasing tickets via Telecharge. What would you like to see in a Steve Jobs vs. Bill Gates musical comedy? Let us know in the comments! We’re kinda hoping for a lot of this:

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