The story of the advancement of technology can not be written without mentioning Bill Gates or Steve Jobs. Both have played an instrumental role in shaping technology’s role in our lives and surely they will both go on to live in history for centuries. They also had quite the rivalry back in the day, and while several movies have been made to show that, there’s a musical coming to broadway about the rise and rivalry of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.
The musical is called Nerds and it will open on Broadway this April. The preview performances are scheduled to start at the Longacre Theatre on March 31st while the opening for the show has been scheduled for April 21st.
The cast has not been confirmed as yet however the production does have some well-known names attached to the project. Lyrics and book will be from Jordan Allen-Dutton and Erik Weiner, choreography by Josh Bergasse with Hal Goldberg handling the music. Casey Hushion, the assistant resident director for Aladdin, will direct Nerds when it opens on Broadway.
Technology is also going to play a part in the play. Apparently there will be on-stage holograms, projection mapping as well as an interactive experience through an app that lets theatergoers interact with the set and other audience members, even choose the show’s ending.
It’s not mandatory for the audience to participate though, if they don’t want to participate, they’ll still get to see a traditional musical with all its pomp and circumstance.