Holler If Ya Hear Me, the new Broadway musical utilizing the songs of rap artist Tupac Shakur, celebrated its opening night at the Palace Theatre on June 19. Directed by Tony winner Kenny Leon and featuring a book by Todd Kreidler, the production stars 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. Check out photos from the festivities in the gallery below.
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Slam poet Saul Williams leads the cast of Holler If Ya Hear Me as reformed convict John.