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 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.

 Actors and designers were released.

The dreams of the show’s creators were dashed.

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