Tupac Shakur's Music To Be Featured In Broadway Musical
"Holler If Ya Hear Me," a Kenny Leon-directed musical featuring the music of Tupac Shakur, receives the approval of Afeni Shakur.
The music of the late Tupac Shakur will soon find itself depicted in a new light thanks to an upcoming Broadway musical titled, Holler If Ya Hear Me. According to HipHopWired.com, the musical will be directed by famed Broadway director Kenny Leon and is expected to premiere during the 2013-2104 season.
“Tupac was a prophet and I want everyone to see that,” Leon revealed to Broadway.com. “[Holler If Ya Hear Me] is a present day musical using all of Tupac’s music, but Tupac is not a character in the musical."
Although Holler If Ya Hear Me will include the music of Tupac and is titled after a song from the late rapper, the musical is non-biographical and instead features a book by Todd Kreidler and tells the story of two friends who reside in an inner-city in the Midwest.
Holler If Ya Hear Me has also gone on to receive the approval of Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur, who will help in producing the musical.
As of now specific dates for the musical as well as a theatre have not yet been revealed.