Published On: Thu, Mar 10th, 2016

Bill Gates Steve Jobs ‘dot comedy’ pulled in New York


NEW YORK, March 10 — It was billed as an uproarious comedy that would take New York by storm, but a musical inspired by the rivalry between Bill Gates and Steve Jobs is on ice.

Ironically for a show featuring the richest man on the planet, Nerds has been postponed due to a lack of funds. Instead it will take steps to tour nationally after already being performed in North Carolina and Philadelphia.

“It is with great disappointment that we will be postponing the Broadway opening of ‘nerds’ due to the loss of a major investor,” producer Carl Levin said.

“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,” he added.

The show, which advertised itself as a “musical dot comedy” plots the lives of the computer whiz kids who revolutionized the world.

It was composed by Hal Goldberg, with book and lyrics by Jordan Allen-Dutton and Erik Weiner.

The show made its debut at the New York Musical Theatre Festival, an annual birthing ground for new work in America’s entertainment capital.

Microsoft founder Gates was confirmed last week as the richest person in the world on the latest Forbes list with an estimated wealth of US$76.8 billion (RM315.145 billion).

His great rival, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, died in 2011. — AFP


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