Consider us a little late to the party because we had no idea a Tupac-themed musical had been fully conceptualized and was headed for Broadway!
Holler If Ya Hear Me, a musical centered around Tupac’s music & lyrics, has an official opening date of June 19th, and will be open for previews a few weeks prior on May 26th.
Kenny Leon (who worked with another hip-hop head/ mogul P. Diddy during his stint on Broadway in A Raisin in the Sun) is heading the production, which is the tale of two childhood friends growing up in an industrial Midwest city as they struggle to reconcile the challenges and realities of their daily lives with their hopes, dreams and ambitions.
Tupac’s music and lyrics will be sprinkled in as inspiration behind the plot and characters’ conflicts.
Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur, will be a producer, along with Eric L. Gold, Chun-soo Shin and Jessica Green. Casting choices have yet to be made publicly.
We’ll have to check this show out!