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Hip-Hop Rumors: Will Tupac Finally Make It To Broadway?

We have been waiting for this and a feature film on Pac for the longest. While, I prefer the movie, I guess this will suffice.

NEW YORK — A developmental workshop is underway in New York City for Holler If Ya Hear Me, a new musical inspired by the work of Tupac Shakur, which is being targeted for Broadway.

The show will be directed by Kenny Leon, known for his Broadway work on plays including A Raisin in the Sun with Sean Combs; Fences, with Denzel Washington and Viola Davis; and The Mountaintop, with Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett.

While no firm dates have been set for the long-gestating project, producers are aiming to premiere during the 2013-14 Broadway season.

A non-biographical original story, the show is set in the present day, on the inner-city streets of a Midwestern industrial city, chronicling the challenges faced by two childhood friends and their extended families. The story is inspired by and unfolds to the music of Shakur, the influential rapper who died in 1996 and has sold more than 75 million albums worldwide.

The musical has a book by Todd Kriedler and choreography by Tony Award winner Wayne Cilento (Wicked, The Who’s Tommy). The design team includes David Gallo (sets), Reggie Ray (costumes) and Mike Baldassari (lighting). Music supervision is by Daryl Waters, a veteran of such musicals as Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk, The Color Purple and Memphis.

Lead producers on the project are the late music superstar’s mother, Afeni Shakur, as well as Eric L. Gold, Chunsoo Shin and Jessica Green.


They keep us talking, but if we stop talking about them then they should worry! -illseed.

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  • therealest1

    Trying to make money off the dead shit.

    • Nah, not with his momz down with it…but Yeah.

      • hoeyuno

        Didn’t pac go to some acting school. I think he was more involved in this type of ish at one time.

      • Of course, but even if he didn’t, Afeni is beyond reproach, from her critics anyway.

        What can you say to her but Yes Ma’am & thank you, even without Tupac, on her own accord, she put in work, before Pac was born in a cell.

      • hoeyuno

        Fo sho. they coulda made a movie about her and her ppls before pac was even in the picture..

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  • johnblacksad

    “dedicate this to my n!gga Mike Tyson
    If she didn’t wanna fcuk then she never should’ve called you

    You ain’t got to lie to kick it
    To them tricks and them bitches
    Out to get a nigga’s riches”

    • greeneyedbandit

      “Money bring bitches, bitches bring lies.”

    • Guest

      “One nigga’s gettin jealous, and motherfuckers die”

  • dexter

    mmmmm idk I am a big Pac fan… but he left behind this “Thug” shit image. Not a good look…Still RIP to an all time great… but we gotta do better people as a people…So Broadway? Yes if its censored & so idk how that would play out in terms of essence…

  • Negro Peligro

    Pac life better not turn to no Les Miserabls. I better not hear nobody singing an Operatic Hail Mary. Sometimes you just need to leave some legacies alone.

  • BibatheDiva

    I think this sounds great… it seems like it wouldn’t be a recycled version of ‘Pac’s life, but more about his legacy and how it affects people. I would definitely go see this.

  • MrNoName2K

    R.I.P Pac.. just let the man rest in peace

    • dexter

      Naw def RIP 2 him my nig no doubt. but the niggery thats consuming the hood & “rap” in the name of “thuglife” is sad…is all I am sayn. & if they gonna “thug” out broadway… I have a prob wit that. lol

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