STAGE TUBE: Cast & Crew of HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME on Bringing Tupac to Broadway at Schomburg Center's Theater Talk Panel
HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, the new Broadway musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur was featured at the Schomburg Center's Theater Talk Panel last night. Holler If Ya Hear Me director Kenny Leon, stars Saul Williams and Saycon Sengbloh and producer Jessica Green; along withMarcyliena Morgan, Executive Director of the Hip Hop Archive at Harvard and moderator Dr. James Peterson, Director of African Studies and Associate Professor at Lehigh University as they discuss the musical and why now is the time for the words of Tupac Shakur to be on Broadway. The video also features a performance of "Unconditional Love" by Saul Williams and Saycon Sengbloh. Check it out below!
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.
The creative team also includes scenic design by Edward Pierce (The Other Place, Shatner's World) based on original concepts by David Gallo, projections by Zachary G. Borovay (No Man's Land, Waiting for Godot), costumes by Reggie Ray (Stick Fly), lighting by Mike Baldassari (Cabaret [1998/2014], First Date), sound by John Shivers (Kinky Boots) and David Patridge (Soul Doctor) and casting byCaparelliotis Casting (Casa Valentina, The Trip to Bountiful).
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