Tonight's NERDS Concert at 54 Below with Wesley Taylor, Lauren Molina & More Sells Out
The concert version of NERDS, a new Broadway-bound musical, tonight, Wednesday, June 11 at 54 Below, 254 W. 54th Street, is now sold out. The concert will feature a cast of Broadway favorites, including Theater World Award winner Wesley Taylor ("Smash," Rock of Ages), Helen Hayes Award winner Lauren Molina (Candide, Sweeney Todd), Charlie Pollock (Violet, Love's Labour's Lost), Laura Dreyfuss (Once, Hair).
Written by multiple Emmy Award Nominees Jordan Allen-Dutton and Erik Weiner (Adult Swim's "Robot Chicken", Bombitty of Errors), with a score by Hal Goldberg (The Children), NERDS is choreographed by Josh Bergasse ("Smash", "On The Town"), music supervision by Nadia DiGallonardo ("Pippin", "Hair") and directed by Casey Hushion (North Carolina Theater Artistic Director, Elf - assoc dir)
In addition to Taylor, Molina, Pollock and Dreyfuss, the concert cast includes Raymond J. Lee (Anything Goes, "Smash"), Catherine Ricafort (Cinderella, Honeymoon in Vegas), Blake Segal (Mary Poppins), Benny Elledge (Chicago), Rob Morrison (Avenue Q, Urinetown), Alyse Alan Louis (Mamma Mia, Xanadu) and Kevin Pariseau (Legally Blonde).
Before Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were the undisputed titans of technology, they were NERDS. Join America's favorite geeks - from garage inventors to Silicon Valley mega-billionaires - on a hilarious musical journey from the floppy disc era to the iPhone phenomenon.
NERDS was first presented by the Philadelphia Theatre Company in 2007, where it received Barrymore Awards for Outstanding Original Music and Outstanding New Play. In 2013, the show played limited engagements at North Carolina Theatre and again at Philadelphia Theater Company. The Philadelphia Inquirer recenlty called NERDS "generation defining", "visually hot and musically adept filled with one knockout, high-velocity number after a number" and "with surgical precision [like] How to Succeed meets Urinetown, NERDS nails such themes as the cost of dreams and the emptiness of revenge. And, is full of class, insight and wit."