Tupac Musical Gets A Second Life At Georgia Theater
(AllHipHop News) The Tupac Shakur musical “Holler If Ya Hear Me” is getting a second chance at success onstage at a theater in Georgia later this month.
The production, based on Shakur's music, debuted on Broadway in 2014, but closed after just six weeks.
Now the stage show, about a man returning home from prison, will run at the True Colors Theater Company in Atlanta.
The show, premiering on September 12, will be directed by Kenny Leon, who led the Broadway show.
The show's Broadway star Saul Williams previously insisted the musical failed because it didn't embark on a national tour to build up interest, and producer Eric L. Gold now admits he regrets not opening it in Georgia.
"People have commented to me that it was one moment too soon, and that opening on Broadway was just too ambitious," he told the New York Times in an email. "Not opening originally in Atlanta is one of my biggest regrets."
"A lot of eyes are on the production to see how it works in Atlanta, so that maybe we could have a national tour," Leon adds.