Holler If ya here me coming to Broadway

Famebroadway2
Leading Actor
joined:9/28/09

Next Season? Wow! I expected them to slide in right at cutoff. Good for them!
Phantom of London
Broadway Legend
joined:3/26/08
I heard for a while this is going in.

But can now say its official, that the Palace is a barn and is a massive place to fill, who is the target market for this musical? A smell a big fat flop here.
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somethingwicked
Broadway Legend
joined:5/27/05
That late of an opening will make it ineligible for the Tonys, correct? Shows had to open by April 25th last year to qualify and this won't even start previews until May 26th.
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neonlightsxo
Broadway Star
joined:7/29/08
I don't know if they've announced this year's cut off, but I can't imagine that this will be eligible for 2013- 2014.
theaterfan862
Featured Actor
joined:5/10/10
This show will be considered for next Tony season. I am kind of interested in this show now that I know it is not a biography piece. I also think opening in the summer when all the tourist are here is a smart choice. Hopefully that choice pays off.
everythingtaboo
Broadway Legend
joined:5/5/04
So now Kenny Leon is directing A Raisin in the Sun AND Holler If Ya Hear Me within two months of each other? I have to ask, is he the only African American person allowed to direct shows on Broadway? Surely there's anybody else African American that can bring the black experience to the stage.


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jnb9872
Broadway Legend
joined:11/24/08
Not discounting your point, but Kenny did direct the reading of this and has apparently been involved with the project for some time, and also previously had directed Denzel in FENCES (and had worked on numerous August Wilson productions for years before that) so this is more likely two project coalescing in quick order one after another than one man having a monopoly on the African-American experience on Broadway.

But your point is well-taken in general.
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PlayItAgain
Broadway Legend
joined:11/8/11
it will be gone by labor day.
Patti LuPone FANatic
Broadway Legend
joined:3/4/06
I don't see this show as having any broad appeal...which does not bode well for its long term success.
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themysteriousgrowl
Broadway Legend
joined:11/10/10

This thread title reads like RW3 is coming to Broadway and wants us to holler if we hear him doing it.
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Kad
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/05
That's what I thought, too.

I had already forgotten this was coming.
newintown
Broadway Legend
joined:3/3/10
Check out the little soup of producers - all dewy nubes (except for one, who has worked on 4 major flops in the last 4 years).

Even if the material wasn't inextricably linked to violence, misogyny, etc., I wouldn't have high hopes for this project (although it should be acknowledged that Shakur showed a semi-soft side at times). I won't be attending, anyway.

But you never know what will hit, do you?
themysteriousgrowl
Broadway Legend
joined:11/10/10

dewynubeintown
CHURCH DOOR TOUCAN GAY MARKETING PUPPIES MUSICAL THEATER STAPLES PERIOD CUM OIL
newintown
Broadway Legend
joined:3/3/10
I like the sound of that.
justincharacter
Broadway Star
joined:6/11/13
I love Wayne Cilento and his work, but this has me scratching my head a little. I'm curious to see how this is going to turn out, and how it's going to be done overall. I can see this having a audience in Vegas, but Broadway? I'm not sure. I'm waiting for some sneak peeks soon.
ACL2006
Broadway Legend
joined:2/11/06
The Palace is simply way too big for this. I just don't see it lasting past Labor Day unless it really surprises us. Honeymoon in Vegas would have been a better choice for The Palace.
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