Afeni Shakur (Tupac’s mother) will produce Holler If Ya Hear Me, a musical inspired by the late rapper’s life and lyrics. According to Playbill, the play will open May 26th at the Broadway’s Palace Theatre under the direction of Kenny Leon. The play will officially open on June 19th. Casting for the play hasn’t been announced yet. Here’s the synopsis:
“Holler If Ya Hear Me, the world inside Tupac Shakur’s music and lyrics, blazes to life in a non-biographical story about friendship, family, revenge, change and hope. Inner city lives struggle for peace against the daily challenges they face in this entertaining and original musical. Through the poetry of one of the 20th century’s most influential and culturally prominent voices, we are given a window into realities of the streets still relevant today.”
For more information on the upcoming production, visit http://hollerifyahearme.com.