‘Nerds’ musical books cast for pre-Broadway run

Limited engagement set for January in North Carolina

Full casting and the creative team have been announced for the limited pre-Broadway engagement of “Nerds, A New Musical Comedy” at North Carolina’s AJ Fletcher Theatre in Raleigh. The show, which celebrates the birth of computer technology, will run from Jan. 18 to Feb. 3, 2013. Cast features Darren Ritchie (Wonderland, Thoroughly Modern Millie) as Steve Jobs, Stanley Bahorek (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) as Bill Gates, Diana DeGarmo (Hair, Hairspray, “American Idol – Season 3”) as Sally and Leslie Kritzer (Elf, Legally Blonde) as Myrtle.

Benny Elledge (Chicago) will play Steve Wozniak, Rob Morrison (Avenue Q) Paul Allen.

Book and lyrics are by Jordan Allen-Dutton and Erik Weiner (Emmy Award-nominees for Cartoon Network’s “Robot Chicken”) and music by Hal Goldberg. Nerds is directed by Marc Bruni and choreographed by Denis Jones.

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