January 9, 2014


Tupac Shakur-Inspired Broadway Musical to Debut in May

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Al Pereira/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

If you're a 2Pac fan still smarting from the recent revelation that the iconic rapper would have played a Jedi in Star Wars if not for his tragic death, well, we have some good news for you. That long-gestating Broadway musical based on Tupac Shakur's music and lyrics is finally making its world debut this spring.

Holler If Ya Hear Me—produced by Shakur's mother and directed by Broadway vet Kenny Leon—will make its New York debut on May 26 at the Palace Theater. After a few preview performances, it will "officially" debut on June 19 at the same venue.

Casting calls for the Tupac-inspired musical began almost two years ago, and the producers are still keeping the cast of Holler If Ya Hear Me under wraps. Keep in mind that as a non-biographical musical, no one will be playing 'Pac. Rather, this play is described as a "window into realities of the streets" as seen through "the poetry of one of the 20th century's most influential and culturally prominent voices."

Check out our gallery of classic 2Pac pics below.