Holler If Ya Hear Me News and Updates
7/17/4 – The Tupac Shakur-inspired musical Holler If Ya Hear Me will close just one month after opening. The new urban rap musical will play its final show on July 20, after 37 reviews and 17 previews. Holler If Ya Hear Me has been prematurely cut-short due to the financial weight of staging a Broadway production, particularly at the expensive Palace Theatre in Times Square. Buy Holler If Ya Hear Me tickets for its final weekend in New York.
Lyricist Tupac Shakur serves as inspiration behind the highly anticipated new Broadway musical, Holler If Ya Hear Me. The all-too-common inner-city struggle to live a peaceful life amidst a harsh reality is told through the eyes of the late 20th Century poet laureate and his legendary words. Shakur's music such as "Keep Ya Head Up," "Dear Mama" and the title song appear throughout the production, bringing to life the late rapper's world. Holler If Ya Hear Me is produced by the Tupac's mother Afeni Shakur, among others.
Under the direction of Kenny Leon (Fences, The Mountaintop, Stick Fly), this non-autobiographical musical is highlighted by themes and characters found in Tupac's music and lyrics; from family and friendship, to revenge, change and hope. While the storyline is centered on a young African American male recently released from prison, it implicitly relates Shakur's own strife while shedding light on racial and social injustice. Holler If Ya Hear Me will begin previews June 2 at Broadway's Palace Theater, with an official opening on June 19. Whether you are a fan of the rapper's music, a fan of poetic artistry, or simply love theater, you can't go wrong with Holler If Ya Hear Me tickets.