The music of the late and great Tupac Shakur is being brought to Broadway for its 2013-2014 season under the watchful directorship of Kenny Leon.
Hip Hop heads get your money together because this performance is going to be EPIC!
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A new musical inspired by Tupac Shakur is currently being developed by Atlanta’s own Kenny Leon (director of “Rasin in the Sun” and “Fences”). ”Holler if Ya Hear Me” is being workshopped in New York and could debut during Broadway’s 2013-14 season. The show will be fueled by Tupac’s greatest hits and poetry but the production will not be a biographical sketch of his life.
“Holler if Ya Hear Me” is a fictional account of two childhood friends and their families facing challenges in a Midwestern industrial city during the present day. The creative team includes Tony-winning choreographer Wayne Cilento (“Wicked”) and Todd Kreidler (“Radio Golf,” “Gem of the Ocean”), who wrote the book. Tupac’s mother Afeni Shakur, is slated to be a producer for the project.
We ae kinda excited about this revival of sorts for the big homie Tupac Shakur. Last year his hologram had us in awe at Coachella.
Now we get to relive some of our favorite music through Broadway.
When asked about the project this is what Kenny Leon had to say,
“Tupac was a prophet…….wants everyone to see”
Tupac was a rapper/poet/actor who was gunned down in 1996 at the age of 25; he has sold more than 75 million albums often featuring raw rap lyrics spliced by poetic melodies.
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