We’re going to have to wait a little longer to hear them! Holler If Ya Hear Me, the new musical inspired by the work of Tupac Shakur, which had been scheduled to begin performances May 29, will now start previews on June 2. The delay is to allow a longer tech schedule at Broadway's Palace Theatre. The official opening remains set for June 19.
Written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Kenny Leon, the non-biographical story of Holler If Ya Hear Me focuses on two childhood friends living in a poverty-stricken Midwestern industrial city, struggling to realize their dreams. The production will feature songs from throughout the late rap icon's career, including "California Love," "Keep Ya Head Up," "Me Against the World" and, of course, the title song.
The production will star Tony winner Tonya Pinkins, award-winning slam poet Saul Williams, Christopher Jackson, Saycon Sengbloh, Ben Thompson, Tony nominee John Earl Jelks, Joshua Boone and Dyllon Burnside.