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In the Spotlight Series: Company of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME!

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HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Kenny Leon, 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.

The show opened on June 19 at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street), and you can check out photos of the company in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride below!

HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME stars award-winning slam poet, actor, singer, musician Saul Williams(Slam) as John, Christopher Jackson (After Midnight) as Vertus, Saycon Sengbloh (Motown The Musical, Fela!) as Corinne, Ben Thompson (Matilda) as Griffy, John Earl Jelks (Radio Golf - Tony nomination) as Street Preacher, Joshua Boone (Brownsville Song [b side for Tray] at Actors Theatre of Louisville) as Darius, Dyllon Burnside ("Prison Break") as Anthony and Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Jelly's Last Jam, Caroline or Change, Play On!) as Mrs. Weston.

Photo Credit: Walter McBridehigh res photos

In the Spotlight Series: Company of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME!
Saul Williams photographed on June 19, 2014 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Company of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME!
Saul Williams photographed on June 19, 2014 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Company of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME!
Saul Williams photographed on June 19, 2014 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Company of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME!
Saul Williams photographed on June 19, 2014 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Company of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME!
Saul Williams photographed on June 19, 2014 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Company of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME!
Saul Williams photographed on June 19, 2014 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Company of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME!
Saul Williams photographed on June 19, 2014 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Company of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME!
Christopher Jackson photographed on June 19, 2014 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Company of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME!
Christopher Jackson photographed on June 19, 2014 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Company of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME!
Christopher Jackson photographed on June 19, 2014 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Company of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME!
Christopher Jackson photographed on June 19, 2014 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Company of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME!
Tonya Pinkins photographed on June 19, 2014 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Company of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME!
Tonya Pinkins photographed on June 19, 2014 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Company of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME!
Tonya Pinkins photographed on June 19, 2014 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Company of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME!
Tonya Pinkins photographed on June 19, 2014 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Company of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME!
Tonya Pinkins photographed on June 19, 2014 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Company of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME!
Tonya Pinkins photographed on June 19, 2014 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Company of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME!
Tonya Pinkins photographed on June 19, 2014 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Company of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME!
Ben Thompson photographed on June 19, 2014 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Company of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME!
Ben Thompson photographed on June 19, 2014 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Company of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME!
Ben Thompson photographed on June 19, 2014 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Company of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME!
Ben Thompson photographed on June 19, 2014 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Company of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME!
Ben Thompson photographed on June 19, 2014 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Company of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME!
Ben Thompson photographed on June 19, 2014 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Company of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME!
John Earl Jelks photographed on June 19, 2014 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

In the Spotlight Series: Company of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME!
John Earl Jelks photographed on June 19, 2014 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.