The Broadway production of Holler If Ya Hear Me, a new nonbiographical musical using the music of Tupac Shakur, has announced that it will close July 20 after 17 previews and 38 regular performances. Tony winner Kenny Leon directs the musical, which features a book by Todd Kreidler.
Holler If Ya Hear Me tells a tale of inner-city struggle, with choreography by Tony Award winner Wayne Cilento and musical supervision by Daryl Waters. The production opened June 19 at Broadway's Palace Theatre.
The cast features 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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