Holler If Ya Hear Me, Broadway's new nonbiographical Tupac musical, opens tonight at the Palace Theatre. With a book by Todd Kriedler, Holler If Ya Hear Me is directed by Tony winner Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun).
The production utilizes the lyrics and music of Tupac Shakur to tell a story about the world of inner-city struggle. Tony Award winner Wayne Cilento (Wicked) choreographs, with musical supervision by Daryl Waters.
Leading the cast are Saul Williams as John, Christopher Jackson as Vertus, Saycon Sengbloh as Corinne, Ben Thompson as Griffy, John Earl Jelks as Street Preacher, Joshua Boone as Darius, Dyllon Burnside as Anthony, and Tony winner Tonya Pinkins as Mrs. Weston. The ensemble includes Afi Bijou, Mel Charlot, Carrie Compere, Otis Cotton, Ariana Groover, Jared Joseph, Jahi Kearse, Muata Langley, Valentine Norton, Christina Sajous, Charlene "Chi Chi" Smith, Jaime Lincoln Smith, Donald Webber Jr., and Joaquina Kalukango.
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