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