Tupac Shakur Musical ‘Holler If Ya Hear Me’ Will Hit Broadway Early This Summer

Movies & TV

By: Stacy-Ann Ellis / January 9, 2014

Hip hop lovers, if you haven’t been to Broadway yet, this summer would be the time to make that trip. Holler If Ya Hear Me, the musical inspired by Tupac Shakur, has officially been given an opening date. The Kenny Leon-directed production will premiere in New York City’s Palace Theatre May 26 and then will officially open June 19.

The non-biographical musical’s description is as follows:

“Holler If Ya Hear Me, the world inside Tupac Shakur’s music and lyrics, blazes to life in a non-biographical story about friendship, family, revenge, change and hope. Inner city lives struggle for peace against the daily challenges they face in this entertaining and original musical. Through the poetry of one of the 20th century’s most influential and culturally prominent voices, we are given a window into realities of the streets still relevant today.”

Holler If Ya Hear Me was penned by Todd Kreidler and will be produced by Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur, Eric L. Gold, Chunsoo Shin and Jessica Green. Casting has not been announced.