Holler If Ya Hear Me to Host a National Museum of Hip-Hop Exhibition at the Palace Theatre
The upcoming Broadway production of Holler If Ya Hear Me has announced that the National Museum of Hip-Hop will curate a hip-hop exhibition at the Palace Theatre, the musical's home. The exhibition will invite patrons to learn about the history of hip-hop through artifacts and memorabilia, "Dream Walls," and a dynamic mural featuring the 4 Elements of Hip-Hop. Ticketholders can view the exhibition, which opens June 2, at no additional cost one hour before each performance.
With a book by Todd Kriedler, Holler If Ya Hear Me is directed by Tony nominee Kenny Leon. The production is a nonbiographical story about the world of inner-city struggle, utilizing the lyrics and music of Tupac Shakur. Tony Award winner Wayne Cilento will choreograph, 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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