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Breaking News: NERDS Postpones Broadway Run


Producers Carl Levin, Vicki Halmos, Elizabeth Williams, Greenleaf Productions and Clear Channel Spectacular announced today that nerds, a new musical comedy about the rise and rivalry of tech trailblazers Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, will postpone its Broadway run. A national tour of the production is in the works. The show had just finalized and announced its cast in late February, at the start of rehearsals.

"On behalf of my fellow producers and investors, it is with great disappointment that we will be postponing the Broadway opening of nerds due to the loss of a major investor," said producer Carl Levin. "We are grateful to the one-of-a-kind creative team and cast of this incredibly funny and heartwarming musical that audiences have so enthusiastically adored thus far and we look forward to nerds taking the country by storm."

nerds was scheduled to begin previews on April 1 and open on April 21 at the Longacre Theatre.

Featuring book & lyrics by multiple Emmy Award nominees Jordan Allen-Dutton and Erik Weiner (Adult Swim's "Robot Chicken", Bomb-itty of Errors) and music by Hal Goldberg (The Children), nerds is directed by Casey Hushion (Aladdin - Associate Resident Director), choreographed by Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Joshua Bergasse (On The Town, "Smash") with additional choreography by Denis Jones (Honeymoon in Vegas).

nerds was first presented in the New York Musical Theatre Festival and later at Philadelphia Theatre Company, 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 Theatre Company where it received seven Barrymore Award Nominations. The Philadelphia Inquirer called nerds "generation defining," "visually hot and musically adept filled with one knockout, high-velocity number after another" 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."

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