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Musical About Steve Jobs and Bill Gates Rivalry Heading to Broadway

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    Steve Jobs and Bill Gates: Broadway's two newest characters.

    One of the biggest rivalries in the tech industry is jumping from the Silicon Valley to the Great White Way.

    “Nerds,” the new musical satire which chronicles the nerds-to-riches journey of Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Apple’s Steve Jobs, will begin performances at the Longacre Theater on March 31, prior to an official opening April 21.

    Music comes from Hal Goldberg (“The Children”), with book and lyrics from TV’s “Robot Chicken” team Jordan Allen-Dutton and Erik Weiner. Casey Hushion (associate resident director, “Aladdin”) will direct.

    The musical originally premiered at the New York Musical Theater Festival in 2005. It received the Barrymore Awards for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Original Music in 2007.

    Producers have said they are hoping to stage “Nerds” using innovative theater technology, like “holograms, projection mapping, even an in-house app that lets audience members guide the plot.”

    For more information, visit NERDSBroadway.com.

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