A musical inspired by late rap legend Tupac Shakur is set to debut on Broadway on June 19.
The musical, directed by Kenny Leon, will first premiere at New York City’s Palace Theatre on May 26..
Leon is best known for his Broadway work on plays including A Raisin in the Sun with Sean Combs; Fences, with Denzel Washington and Viola Davis; and The Mountaintop, with Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett.
The musical’s description reads:
“Holler If Ya Hear Me, the world inside Tupac Shakur’s music and lyrics, blazes to life in a non-biographical story about friendship, family, revenge, change and hope. Inner city lives struggle for peace against the daily challenges they face in this entertaining and original musical. Through the poetry of one of the 20th century’s most influential and culturally prominent voices, we are given a window into realities of the streets still relevant today.”
Casting for the musical has not yet been announced.