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Musical Comedy 'Nerds' Postpones it's Debut on Broadway

By Teresa Swan teresaswan@classicalite.com on Mar 10, 2016 06:25 PM EST

I guess the Nerds will have to wait before they are seen on Broadway. On March 8th, it was confirmed that the planned Broadway debut of the musical comedy; Nerds A Musical Dot Comedy which was supposed to debut this spring will be delayed because the musical has lost a major investor. Nerds tells the story of the rise of the two icons of nerd kingdom Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. The show was set to open April 21 at the Longacre Theater and be directed by Casey Hushion.

According to Playbill, producer Carl Levin issued this statement about the musical and it's postponement. "On behalf of my fellow producers and investors, it is with great disappointment that we will be posponing the Broadway opening of Nerds due to the loss of a major investor. We are grateful to the one of a kind creative team and the cast of this incredibly funny and heartwarming musical that audiences have so enthusiatically adored thus far and we look forward to Nerds taking the country by storm."

According to Broadway.com, the musical features lyrics and a book by Jordan Allen Dutten and Erik Weiner and the music is to be done by Hal Goldberg. Tony nominee Rory O'Malley best known for The Book Of The Morman and Bryan Fenkart are to take the lead roles of Gates and Jobs.The cast was also supposed to feature Patti Murin as Sally, Lindsay Mendez as Myrtle, Benny Elledge as Steve Wozniak, Rob Morrison as Paul Allen, and Kevin Pariseau as Tom Watson. The rest of the cast was Tracee Beazer, Pierce Cassedy, Luther Creek, Joshua Franklin, Katie Lee Hill, Raymond J. Lee and Bethanny Moore.

So to those of you that always pictured Steve Jobs and Bill Gates coming up with their visions in song and dance you will just have to wait a while longer while this one gets everything straightened out.

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TagsBroadway Musical, Nerds, Broadway Debut Postponed, steve jobs, Bill Gates