The Nerd

Opened: March 22, 1987
Closing: April 10, 1988

The Nerd - 1987 - Broadway History , Info & More

Hayes Theatre (Broadway)
240 West 44th St. New York, NY

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How Often Are Broadway Plays Adapted Into Musicals?
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Oct 8, 2023

This time, the reader question was: With Purlie Victorious returning to Broadway, what are other plays that were revived on Broadway after their musical adaptations premiered?

THE SHINING & More Lead BroadwayWorld Atlanta's Top Picks For September 2023
by BWW Staff - Aug 30, 2023

Atlanta is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. September 2023's top picks include Alliance's The Shining and more.

Which Broadway Theatres Have Undergone the Most Dramatic Transformations?
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Aug 6, 2023

This time, the reader question was: Which Broadway Theatres Have Undergone the Most Dramatic Transformations?

Do Broadway Actors Ever Play Multiple Roles in the Same Show?
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Jul 29, 2023

This time, the reader question was: How many different roles has one actor been contracted to play in the same Broadway production?

What's the Longest and Shortest Broadway Musical?
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Jul 2, 2023

This month, the reader question was: What’s the longest and shortest Broadway musical? Find out!

The Untold History of Sony Hall - Home of BroadwayWorld's 20th Anniversary Concert
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - May 20, 2023

In this special edition of Broadway Deep Dive, Tepper uncovers the untold history of Sony Hall- where BroadwayWorld will celebrate our 20th Anniversary with a star-studded concert event on Sunday, May 21, 2023.

A History of Broadway's Lost Theatres
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Apr 23, 2023

This month, the reader question was: Which Broadway theaters have been demolished/repurposed and when/why?

Graham Phillips & Krystina Alabado to Star in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE at Pasadena Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 12, 2023

Pasadena Playhouse has announced the cast for Sunday in the Park with George, the first production of the theater’s six-month-long celebration of Stephen Sondheim. See performances dates and how to purchase tickets!

BWW Feature: A Tapestry Of Cabaret
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 14, 2021

Thirty-three years later, these are the shows that Stephen Mosher remembers most vividly, from his first time in a Manhattan nightclub to the last night, on March 12th, 20202

BWW Exclusive: THE 101 GREATEST MOTOWN SONGS OF ALL TIME - with Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, the Jackson 5 & More
by Peter Nason - Jun 11, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 101 greatest Motown songs from 1960-1994. See if your favorite songs or artists made the list!

by Peter Nason - May 26, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 101 greatest scenes in cinema from 1901 to 2020. See if your favorite movie moments made the list!

BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest Musical Theatre Characters (1940-2020)
by Peter Nason - Apr 30, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best musical theatre characters from 1940-2020; see if your favorites are on our list of the best characters from Broadway musicals.

THE FOREIGNER Comes to Fountain Hills Theater
by Stephi Wild - Mar 9, 2019

Fountain Hills Theater has announced the opening of the hilarious comedy The Foreigner by Larry Shue.

THE FOREIGNER at Fountain Hills Theater this March
by Rebecca Russo - Feb 19, 2019

What does a shy Englishman in search of rest do when he visits a fishing lodge in Georgia? In Larry Shue's hilarious farce, Charlie Baker, a proof reader by day and a boring husband by night, adopts the persona of a foreigner who doesn't understand English. When others begin to speak freely around him, he not only becomes privy to secrets both dangerous and frivolous, he also discovers an adventurous extrovert within himself.

Jonathan Kite to Lead Cast of THE NERD At George Street Playhouse
by Julie Musbach - Mar 15, 2018

George Street Playhouse, located at 103 College Farm Road in New Brunswick, today announced Jonathan Kite (TV's 2 Broke Girls) will play the titular role in Larry Shue's The Nerd, on stage April 24 - May 20, 2018. Kevin Cahoon, who has appeared in many Broadway productions, including The Wedding Singer and The Lion King, will direct the popular comedy, which closes out GSP's mainstage season.

Josh Kornbluth's BRAIN IMPROVS Sets 2018 Dates At The Marsh SF
by Julie Musbach - Feb 21, 2018

Due to popular demand, The Marsh San Francisco will extend Josh Kornbluth's insightful Josh's Brain Improvs until the end of 2018. Originally set to close March 28, the show will continue every other month on the final Wednesday of each month, with his last performance scheduled for November 28, 2018

The Descendents Come to Boulder Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Feb 13, 2018

The DESCENDENTS invented pop punk. Overstatement? Perhaps, but spend ten minutes scanning FM or the idiot box and you're bound to witness a ditty or video that tips its hat to a musical genre that was refined to a high art -- if not created outright -- by the 'Dents. Formed in 1978 against the fertile musical backdrop of Los Angeles' South Bay scene (see: Black Flag, Minutemen, SST Records, etc.), the caffeine-addled crew released their first 7' single 'Ride The Wild' as a trio in 1979. Not long after, the boys recruited one Milo Aukerman (microbiology Ph.D. in waiting and poster boy for adolescent ne'er-do-well alienation) for vocal duties.

Josh Kornbluth's BRAIN IMPROVS Extends At The Marsh
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 12, 2017

Due to popular demand, The Marsh San Francisco will extend Josh Kornbluth's insightful Josh's Brain Improvs from January 31 to March 28. The statistics are daunting when it comes to dementia one in three seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another type of dementia; every 66 seconds someone in the US develops the disease. Kornbluth, who is currently engaged in a residency as a scholar at the Global Health Institute, presents Josh's Brain Improvs, a series of improvisations based on his experiences working at the Memory and Aging Center at UCSF and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. Kornbluth, who is spending his time with people who have dementia and their caregivers, as well as researchers, nurses, social workers, and others, shares stories from the Brain Place (as he refers to it) - shedding a personal light on this national epidemic. Each performance includes a post-show talkback with various brain experts, in which audience members can ask questions from those in the field working to combat this disease. Josh's Brain Improvs will be presented 7:30pm on the last Wednesday of every other month beginning January 31 at The Marsh San Francisco, 1062 Valencia St., San Francisco. For tickets ($10-$25 general admission, $35 and $55 reserved), the public may visit or call The Marsh box office at 415-282-3055 (open 1- 4pm, Monday through Friday).

Captain Beefheart, Lost Bayou Ramblers and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, September 20 - October 1, 2017. Scroll down for details!

Cole Escola, Ute Lemper, Justin Sayre and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its nightly performances, tomorrow, September 13, through September 24. Scroll down for details!

I AM JANE DOE Screening and More Set for BabsonARTS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

BabsonARTS announces its roster of programming for the fall of 2017, including a screening of I Am Jane Doe by Mary Mazzio and a range of visual and performing arts events.

THE NERD Set to Open at Bowie Playhouse
by Julie Musbach - Jul 29, 2017

Prince George's Little Theatre will produce 'The Nerd,' a classic farce by Larry Shue, at the Bowie Playhouse from August 11 - 26. All Friday performances and the Saturday performances August 12 and 19 are at 8 p.m. The Sunday performances on August 13 and 20 and the closing performance on Saturday, August 26 are 2 p.m. matinees. The play is directed by John Degnan and produced by Malia Murray.

BWW Interview: Gillian Pensavalle and Patrick Hinds, hosts of TRUE CRIME OBSESSED Podcast
by Jennifer McHugh - Jun 5, 2017

When I was 12 years old, the Homecoming Queen in our small town in Pennsylvania was killed in a drunk driving accident. A few months later, her older brother shot the driver of the car that killed her point blank in the head four times. But did he really do it? Was he covering for his brother? Or his father? Now, 30 years later, this story still haunts our small town and is a topic that is still discussed at holiday dinners and when driving by the murder site. The brother was convicted of third degree murder and sentenced to 20 years, of which, he only served 10 for good behavior.

ICEBERGS, Alena Smith's World Premiere Ode to Los Angeles, Begins Tonight at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The Geffen Playhouse presents theWorld Premiere of ICEBERGS, recipient of The Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.

ICEBERGS, Alena Smith's World Premiere Ode to Los Angeles, Finds Cast, Creative Team at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The Geffen Playhouse announces the cast and creative team of the World Premiere of ICEBERGS, recipient of the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.


The Nerd has had 1 productions including Broadway which opened in 1987.



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