Photo Coverage: 'Nerds' Musical in Philadelphia
Nerds://A Musical Software Satire began previews at the Philadelphia Theatre Company on January 25th and will open on January 31st for a run through February 25th.
The show features a score by Erik Weiner (book and lyrics), Jordan Allen-Dutton (book and lyrics), and />Hal Goldberg/> (music), with Philip Wm. McKinley (director) and Joey McKneely (choreographer) also on the creative team. Nerds "is an outrageous epic take on the parallel stories of technology pioneers Bill Gates and Steve Jobs as they blaze a path from garage inventors to warring titans of the computer revolution!," press notes state. "From the invention of the floppy disk and the mouse to the present-day phenomenon of instant messaging and podcasting, Nerds hilariously celebrates the birth of computer technology and the two pop-culture icons that made it possible, with a rollicking original score featuring songs titles including 'Stroll Through the P.A.R.C.,' 'Think Different,' 'Let's Merge,' 'The Windows Rap' and more."
The musical stars Jim Poulos (Broadway's Rent, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer) as Bill Gates and Charlie Pollack (Broadway's Urinetown) as Steve Jobs, and features Andrew Cassese as Paul Allen, Brian Golub as Herbert, Joseph Dellger as IBM President Tom Watson, Michael Parish DuDell as Dustin, />/>David Rossmer/> as Steve Wozniak, />/>Chandra Lee Schwartz/> as Sally Engelbart, and Emily Shoolin as Myrtle. Nerds was a featured selection in the 2005 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF).
Visit www.phillytheatreco.com for additional information, including seating charts, driving directions, group and student discounts, and more.
Photos by Mark Garvin
The company of Nerds
Emily Shoolin as Myrtle
Charlie Pollock as Steve Jobs and Chandra Lee Schwartz as Sally
Charlie Pollock and David Rossmer as Woz
Joseph Dellger as Tom Watson
Jim Poulos as Bill Gates
Chandra Lee Schwartz, Charlie Pollock and Emily Shoolin
Andrew Cassese as Paul Allen and Jim Poulos