Broadway Musical Comedy Called 'Nerds' about Steve Jobs and Bill Gates Rivalry

You probably weren't asking for it, but it's coming: Nerds, a musical comedy about the rivalry between Bill Gates and the late Steve Jobs. Rolling Stone reported this week that Nerds will debut on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre on April 21st of this year, while previews will start on March 31st.

The play was actually first shown back in 2005, six years before the death of Steve Jobs from a long bout with cancer. It was also much closer to the time when Bill Gates was still running Microsoft and the PC vs. Mac Platform Wars were still a thing. Playbill has some images from a 2007 return engagement in Philadelphia. Indy Week has other images from a 2013 production in Raleigh, North Carolina. Here's a promotional image from another 2013 run in Philadelphia.

Rolling Stone said that it was put on by the Philadelphia Theatre Company in 2005, where it won local Barrymore Awards for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Original Music. The North Carolina Theater also ran the play in a "limited engagement." Now Nerds is hitting the bigtime in the world of plays with a Broadway run. 

Casting hasn't been announced. Tickets are available through Telecharge. They are currently priced between US$39 and $147 (plus a $2.00 "facility fee").