Report: Broadway Eyes Tupac Musical

Published: Thursday 27th Jun 2013 by David

A broadway musical honouring the music of late Rapper Tupac Shakur is reportedly in works, it has emerged today.

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Eyeing the 2013-2014 Broadway season for its launch date, a dramatic workshop billed ‘Holla If Ya Hear Me’ has been set to the sound of the Rapper’s music, directed by ‘Every Tongue Confess’ creative Kenny Leon.

Co-produced by Shakur’s mother Afeni Shakur, the workshop tells the story of two childhood friends growing up in a Midwestern city, struggling to balance the allure of their dreams and the harshness of their reality- a story, sources say is set to reach Broadway audiences in the coming months.

Of course, while many-including us- still await a musical documenting Tupac’s life, this project is on course to score a critically acclaimed debut, boasting contributions from Wayne Cliento…of the musicals ‘Wicked’ and Fosse’s ‘Sweet Charity‘.

The launch of this project will come 16 years after the icon hit the big screen in Jim Kouf’s ‘Gang Related‘, released 13 months after his murder on September 13th 1996.

‘Poetic Justice’:

Keep it locked on That Grape Juice for more information on the musical in the coming days.

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  1. Robert June 27, 2013

    WIll be attending this Broadway show some how. Tupac is the G.O.A.T when it comes to rap. No one today can reach his level. The fact that his music is still relevant today is amazing. He raps about real stuff.

  2. OVODasher June 27, 2013

    Best news ever.

  3. SummertimeSadness June 27, 2013

    Legend.

  4. FentySoSnatched June 27, 2013

    I’m definitely going to this.

  5. JanetXone June 27, 2013

    Janet looked so beautiful.

  6. Shauwndapooh June 27, 2013

    I wanna see this so BAD

  7. DOSSOME June 27, 2013

    LEGEND…that’s all

  8. Amber July 4, 2013

    I really wanna go, huge fan. I live in the Uk so need to be kept informed so I can arrange flights and accommodation plus time of work, so need to know in advance. Any info greatly appreciated

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