Nerds Musical Will Bow On Broadway This Spring
This season, Broadway’s got the founding fathers, children that can rock out, magicians, Cirque and now, they have nerds. If you didn’t think it was possible for another new Broadway show to line itself up or make a debut in the ever overflowing season currently playing out in New York, another has. Get ready for a Broadway, or should we data, overage as another musical lines up for Broadway this season. Today, Luner on Theatre brings you the exciting news that a new musical, Nerds, will bow on Broadway this spring!
Just when you thought this spring couldn’t get one more new production lined up…Broadway went and proved you wrong. Nerds, “a musical dot comedy” (HA!), is slated to arrive on Broadway this spring snatching up The Longacre Theatre just a near week after Allegiance announced it would shutter at that same venue in February. Previews will begin March 31st before an official opening April 21st, 2016. No official casting is set at this time and an announcement is expected within coming weeks.
Casey Hushion will helm the Broadway production as director with Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Josh Bergasse (Pictured Left) as choreographer. The rest of the creative team includes Lee Savage as scenic designer, Daniel Brodie as projection designer, Jennifer Caprio as costume designer, Jason Lyons as lighting designer and Nevin Steinberg as sound designer. Matt Doebler is musical director, Nadia DiGiallonardo is music supervisor and arranger with Adam Blau providing orchestrations. Bethany Knox, CSA and Telsey + Co. provide casting for the production.
Nerds is billed as a production set to take you on a “hilarious musical journey from the floppy disc era to the iPhone phenomenon. Before Bill Gates and Steve Jobs (Pictured Right) were titans of technology, they were simply…nerds. From their garage to Silicon Valley, join America’s favorite geeks in this journey to becoming mega-billionaires!” The productions features music by Hal Goldberg with a book and lyrics by Jordan Allen-Dutton and Erik Weiner. The production notes the production will feature the “most progressive technology seen on Broadway”. The show promises to include on-stage holograms, projection mapping and an enhanced theatergoing experience with the audience using an app that will not only allow them to interact with the set but interact with other audience members and even choose the show’s ending.
Luner Lowdown: Nerds snatching up Broadway’s Longacre Theatre (Pictured Right) just a week after Allegiance announced it would shutter show’s the race and boom in Broadway real estate continues well into the 2015-16 season with just one theater now sitting empty. With the Longacre now booked, Broadway’s Neil Simon is the only theatre sitting empty for the season without a production currently announced for it. Nerds won the 2007 Barrymore Award (Philly’s version of The Tony Awards) for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Original Music in Philadelphia. The production return to Philly in November 2013 where a month-long run of the reworked show bowed through The Philadelphia Theatre Company. Both Hushion and Bergasse worked on that production as well. Nerds was originally announced for a spring 2015 Broadway debut but fell back as theaters fell short last year in an overflowing season.
Luner on Theatre will keep you updated as Nerds makes its way to Broadway this season and another musical lines itself up for The Great White Way this spring! We’ll be sure to bring you more information on this production as it comes to us. For more information, visit Nerds Official Website, Facebook or Twitter. (Please note; Unless a photo is noted to be taken by Luner on Theatre, we do not own/claim ownership for any photos used in this post.) And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more!