THE SHOW “Nerds”
THE DEAL A new musical comedy about the rise of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates — it was to have been called “Nerds” — was on the verge of starting previews at the Longacre Theatre when it was forced to call off its Broadway run due to the last-minute loss of a major investor. Nevertheless, the day after the announcement, the cast performed a run-through of the show in a rehearsal studio for an invited audience. A national tour is said to be in the works.
THE SHOW “Hamilton”
THE DEAL In 2009, Lin-Manuel Miranda premiered the opening number from “Hamilton” at a televised poetry jam at the White House. The Broadway cast of “Hamilton” will travel to the White House on Monday, March 14, to speak with students and perform songs from the musical. The event will be hosted by first lady Michelle Obama.
THE SHOW “Latin History for Dummies”
THE DEAL John Leguizamo’s latest one-man show, titled “Latin History for Dummies” and intended to explore the contributions of Latinos in American history, will play the Public Theater next spring. The latest in a string of one-man semi-biographical pieces from Leguizamo, the show focuses on how Latin history is generally overlooked in school curricula. Before its New York run, the show will play this summer at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in California, which is coproducing.
THE SHOW Wainwright brings back Judy Garland show
THE DEAL Singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, who paid tribute to Judy Garland’s legendary 1961 concert at Carnegie Hall with his own two-night concert 10 years ago, will bring the show back to Carnegie Hall on June 16 and 17. “A lot has happened in 10 years on all fronts and musically this show will reflect that,” Wainwright said in a statement.