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Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!

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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 last night, June 19 at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street), and BroadwayWorld was there for all of the festivities. Check out photos from inside the after party 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.

The cast also features Tracee Beazer (Memphis), Afi Bijou (Fela!), Mel Charlot (Three-time World Hip Hop Champion), Carrie Compere (Shrek National Tour), Otis Cotton, Ryan Davis (danced for Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj),Brandon Gill (Neighbors at The Public), Ariana Groover (Bare Off-Broadway), F.Michael Haynie (Wicked), Jared Joseph (Book of Mormon National Tour), Jahi Kearse (Baby It's You),Muata Langley (freestyle Krump performer), Candace Maxwell, Valentine Norton ("American Idol"), Christina Sajous (Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark), Charlene "Chi Chi" Smith, Jaime Lincoln Smith (Ruined Off-Broadway), Donald Webber, Jr. (Motown The Musical) and Joaquina Kalukango (Godspell).

Photo Credit: Linda Lenzi (follow her on Twitter @LenziLinda)

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Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Saycon Sengbloh

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Saycon Sengbloh

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Saycon Sengbloh

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!

Saul Williams
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Christopher Jackson

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Tonya Pinkins

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Tonya Pinkins

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Tonya Pinkins and Condola Rashad

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Kamilah Forbes

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Daryl Waters

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Daryl Waters and Wayne Cilento

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Daryl Waters and Tonya Pinkins

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Adriane Lenox

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Adriane Lenox and Zane Mark

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Ben Thompson

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Kenny Leon

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Christopher Jackson, Kenny Leon and Ben Thompson

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Jahi Kearse

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Jahi Kearse and Brenda Nicole Moorer

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Jahi Kearse, Brenda Nicole Moorer, D. Woods and Sahr Ngaujah

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Dyllon Burnside

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Ben Thompson and Dyllon Burnside

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Ben Thompson and F. Michael Haynie

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
F. Michael Haynie

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Todd Kreidler

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Dyllon Burnside and Todd Kreider

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Joshua Boone

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Joshua Boone and Saycon Sengbloh

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Cast and Creative Team

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Cast and Creative Team

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
John Earl Jelks

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Joshua Boone, Saycon Sengbloh and Dyllon Burnside

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Donald Webber, Jr.

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Donald Webber, Jr. and Saycon Sengbloh

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Jaime Lincoln Smith

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Carrie Compere

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Ari Groover

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Christina Sajous

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Joaquina Kalukango

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Mel Charlot

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Candace Maxwell

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Tracey Beazer

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Charlene "Chi-Chi" Smith

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Valentine Norton

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Ryan Davis

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Ryan Davis

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Afi Bijou

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Diana Matos and Valentine Norton

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Jared Joseph

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Saycon Sengbloh and Alan Barnes

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Saycon Sengbloh and Elijah Bland

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Ben Thompson and Kat Nejat

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Saycon Sengbloh, Ari Groover, Carrie Compere, Christina Sajous, Mel Charlot, Candace Maxwell, Joaquina Kalukango, Tracee Beazer and Charlene "Chi-Chi" Smith

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Saycon Sengbloh, Ari Groover, Carrie Compere, Christina Sajous, Mel Charlot, Candace Maxwell, Joaquina Kalukango, Tracee Beazer and Charlene "Chi-Chi" Smith

Photo Coverage: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Company Celebrates Opening Night!
Leah Lane, Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley

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