Holler If Ya Hear Me, the new musical inspired by the work of Tupac Shakur, will shutter on Broadway on July 20. At time of closing it will have played just 17 previews and 38 regular performances. Directed by Kenny Leon, Tony winner Tonya Pinkins, award-winning slam poet Saul Williams and Christopher Jackson star in the tuner, which officially opened at the Palace Theatre on 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.