Broadway musical 'Nerds' will feature Bill Gates as a character

One of Broadway's next big-budget musicals will center on the rise of Microsoft and Apple, and feature founders Bill Gates and Steve Jobs as characters. The musical, Nerds, will officially premiere on April 21 at the Longacre Theatre, with previews set to begin on March 31.

According to Rolling Stone:

The show will, unsurprisingly, also incorporate an array of tech, including onstage holograms, projection mapping and an interactive, in-show app that will let audience members engage with each other and select the show's ending.

The musical was written by Jordan Allen-Dutton and Erik Weiner, who previously wrote for the Adult Swim series Robot Chicken. Nerds actually debuted in Philadelphia way back in 2005. The director for the Broadway version will be Casey Hushion, who previously worked for musicals like Elf, In the Heights and Aladdin. Casting for Nerds has yet to be announced.

If you are wondering why this musical is even making it to Broadway in the first place, you are not alone. iMore's Serenity Caldwell has written about her own concerns about Nerds.

Source: Rolling Stone

John Callaham