Let’s start! Holler If Ya Hear Me, the new musical inspired by the work of Tupac Shakur, begins Broadway performances on June 2 at the Palace Theatre. Tony winner Tonya Pinkins, award-winning slam poet Saul Williams and Christopher Jackson star in the tuner under the direction of Kenny Leon. Opening night is set for June 19.
Featuring the music of the late rapper and written by Todd Kreidler, Holler If Ya Hear Me is an original story set in the present day on the inner-city streets of a Midwestern industrial city. The musical follows two childhood friends and their extended families as they struggle to reconcile the challenges and realities of their daily lives with their hopes, dreams and ambitions.
Additional cast members include Saycon Sengbloh, Ben Thompson, Tony nominee John Earl Jelks, Joshua Boone, Dyllon Burnside, Tracee Beazer, Afi Bijou, Mel Charlot, Carrie Compere, Otis Cotton, Ryan Davis, Brandon Gill, Ariana Groover, F. Michael Haynie, Jared Joseph, Jahi Kearse, Muata Langley, Candace Maxwell, Valentine Norton, Christina Sajous, Charlene Smith, Jaime Lincoln Smith, Donald Webber Jr. and Joaquina Kalukango.
Holler If Ya Hear Me features choreography by Tony winner Wayne Cilento, musical supervision by Daryl Waters, set design by Edward Pierce, projections by Zachary G. Borovay, costume design by Reggie Ray, lighting design by Mike Baldassari and sound design by John Shivers and David Patridge.