What were they thinking: On the wings of angels
Bob Abelman | CJN Columnist
“Another op’nin’ of another show.” ~ Lyric from “Kiss Me, Kate”
Not long ago, the backstage of the Longacre Theatre on W. 48th St. in midtown Manhattan was cleared out after “Nerds” – a musical about Bill Gates and Steve Jobs – abruptly cancelled its Broadway run less than a month before its first preview performance.
It happened so fast that the theater marquee still promoted its previous tenant, “Allegiance,” a musical about the internment of Japanese-Americans in the aftermath of Pearl Harbor that closed after just four months on stage.
The dreams of the show’s creators were dashed.