& # 39; The Fyre festival of Broadway & # 39 ;: producer behind a failed musical about the rivalry between Bill Gates and Steve Jobs is being sued by investors for $ 6 million after it was canceled two weeks before the opening
- Nerds, a musical about Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, was scheduled to be on Broadway in April 2016
- The show's producer, Carl Levin, had reportedly told investors that he had money for the Microsoft project
- In reality, production was $ 1 million in debt, the Hollywood Reporter said
- Nerds was abruptly canceled a few weeks before the opening of the night and Levin is now beaten with a lawsuit
A musical about the rivalry between Bill Gates and Steve Jobs becomes & # 39; the Fyre Festival of Broadway & # 39; after it was abruptly canceled on the outskirts of the opening night.
The show's producer, Carl Levin, was struck with a $ 6 million lawsuit from 13 different investors, who reportedly said he had money for Microsoft's production.
In reality, Levin, 48, did not have such support and the musical had more than $ 1 million in debt, The Hollywood Reporter said.
The show was spectacularly demolished on March 8, 2016, just two weeks before the first public performances.
The lawsuit, filed in the Manhattan Supreme Court, describes Levin's actions as leaving a trace of disappointment, anger, and unpaid sellers.
Broadway musical Nerds was suddenly canceled in March 2016, before it even reached the stage. The cast is shown
The producer of the show, Carl Levin (photo), was beaten with a $ 6 million lawsuit
The musical was written in the early 2000s and documents the rise of Apple founder Jobs (left) and Microsoft founder Gates (right)
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Levin believed that he & # 39; the next Book of Mormon & # 39; when he got hold of the Nerds script in 2012.
The musical, originally written in the early 2000s, contained songs about the rivalry between Gates and Jobs, including & # 39; I Am Just A Nerd & # 39; and & # 39; Think Different & # 39 ;.
It previously had a successful run with The Philadelphia Theater Company.
Levin decided to bring it to Broadway and would have thrown the show to potential investors by promising that the & # 39; onstage holograms & # 39; and & # 39; contain app integrations that allowed users to communicate with the set & # 39 ;.
Nerds had previously played with The Philadelphia Theater Company (photo)
A promotional photo of 2016 for the Broadway version of Nerds, who never made it to the stage
The Broadway cast of Nerds was depicted in 2016, before the news that the production was demolished
In January 2016, Levin enthusiastically announced that the show would be playing at the Longacre Theater: & We are happy to add a comic comedy to this already amazing theater season, with this hilarious story from the Founding Fathers of Tech, from a creative team stacked with new voices. & # 39;
However, behind the scenes the show was unraveling.
When he heard that the show was under financial pressure, one investor described Levin as someone who & # 39; snake oil charm & # 39; has.
The Hollywood Reporter has drawn parallels between the Broadway fiasco and the Fyre festival, the failed 2017 & # 39; luxury & # 39; music festival that made attendees sleep in tents without adequate sanitation.
DailyMail.com has contacted Levin for comment.
DailyMail.com contacted Levin (photo) to comment on the Broadway production of Nerds