The music of Tupac Shakur is the inspiration of a new musical coming to Broadway in June.
Called “Holler if Ya Hear Me,” the musical, which will be an original story that utilizes the rapper’s music, will be directed by Kenny Leon (“Fences,” “The Mountaintop”). The musical is being written by Todd Kreidler who was dramaturg for August Wilson’s “Gem of the Ocean” and “Radio Golf.” Wayne Cilento (“Wicked”) will choreograph.
Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shaku, is one of the producers for the project.
Tupac Shakur was a rapper and actor whose songs were praised by critics and fans for their portrayals of inner city life including violence, poverty and other struggles. He was a key part of the East Coast-West Coast rivalry in the hip hop world. Tupac was killed in a drive-by shooting in 1996.
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