HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Reviews

mjohnson2
Broadway Star
joined:11/2/13
HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Reviews
Posted: 6/19/14 at 02:44pm
Post 'em here, folks!

Anything regarding shows stated by this account is an attempt to convey opinion and not fact.
Updated On: 6/20/14 at 02:44 PM
Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13
HOLLER IF YA EAR ME Reviews
Posted: 6/19/14 at 02:51pm
I will definitely holler if ya ear me.
Four Simple Rules for Attending the Theater 1. This is a nice night out. Dress accordingly. Like, no sweatpants. 2. When you enter the theater, turn off your phone. All issues with phones will be avoided this way, & you won't be verbally accosted by the cast, crew, & other patrons. 3. I did not pay dollas to hear you talk or sing. I paid dollas to see & hear gorgeous men like Norm Lewis, Ramin Karimloo & Joshua Henry. 4. Unless you have medical issues, don't eat. The wrappers are loud, & your disgusting munching is even louder. You aren't at the movies or a barn dance, baby.
corkystclair2
Chorus Member
joined:9/25/10
Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13
HOLLER IF YA EAR ME Reviews
Posted: 6/19/14 at 05:50pm
Well, they didn't say anything that wasn't true...
Four Simple Rules for Attending the Theater 1. This is a nice night out. Dress accordingly. Like, no sweatpants. 2. When you enter the theater, turn off your phone. All issues with phones will be avoided this way, & you won't be verbally accosted by the cast, crew, & other patrons. 3. I did not pay dollas to hear you talk or sing. I paid dollas to see & hear gorgeous men like Norm Lewis, Ramin Karimloo & Joshua Henry. 4. Unless you have medical issues, don't eat. The wrappers are loud, & your disgusting munching is even louder. You aren't at the movies or a barn dance, baby.
finebydesign
Broadway Legend
joined:7/17/07
HOLLER IF YA EAR ME Reviews
Posted: 6/19/14 at 05:52pm
Did they spend all the money making "stadium seating"?
VotePeron
Leading Actor
joined:5/2/13
HOLLER IF YA EAR ME Reviews
Posted: 6/19/14 at 05:57pm
What a poster quote: "NOT INNOVATIVE" - AM NY
corkystclair2
Chorus Member
joined:9/25/10
HOLLER IF YA EAR ME Reviews
Posted: 6/19/14 at 06:04pm
It's better than "...a total mess and misfire" - AM NY
Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
HOLLER IF YA EAR ME Reviews
Posted: 6/19/14 at 06:22pm
It is going to get real ugly here pretty soon.
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
themysteriousgrowl
Broadway Legend
joined:11/10/10
HOLLER IF YA EAR ME Reviews
Posted: 6/19/14 at 06:25pm

Yeah, Roxy, you can bet Brantley's sharpening his knives, getting ready to unjustly malign yet another new musical. Right?!
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James885
Broadway Legend
joined:5/2/05
HOLLER IF YA EAR ME Reviews
Posted: 6/19/14 at 06:28pm
I haven't seen the show, but I agree with the review that a musical chronicling Tupac's life using his music and poems would be a lot more engaging that current the gang war plot of the show that people have described.

"You drank a charm to kill John Proctor's wife! You drank a charm to kill Goody Proctor!" - Betty Parris to Abigail Williams in Arthur Miller's The Crucible
Updated On: 6/19/14 at 06:28 PM
trentsketch
Broadway Legend
joined:6/25/09
HOLLER IF YA EAR ME Reviews
Posted: 6/19/14 at 07:19pm
How quickly you skip over the clear pull quote in the opening paragraph:

"an innovative, socially conscious work."--AM New York
DAME
Broadway Legend
joined:4/15/04
HOLLER IF YA EAR ME Reviews
Posted: 6/19/14 at 07:52pm
Whoopi was raving about it on the View.
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ClydeBarrow
Broadway Legend
joined:6/20/12
HOLLER IF YA EAR ME Reviews
Posted: 6/19/14 at 07:55pm
I wonder if they had to paper tonight or were able to find enough poor souls to con into seeing this on opening night.
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trentsketch
Broadway Legend
joined:6/25/09
HOLLER IF YA EAR ME Reviews
Posted: 6/19/14 at 08:02pm
I remember someone in the preview thread saying you couldn't buy tickets for opening night early in the preview period, so they probably just have invited guests, families, and well-wishers tonight.
corkystclair2
Chorus Member
joined:9/25/10
RW3
Broadway Star
joined:7/20/13
HOLLER IF YA EAR ME Reviews
Posted: 6/19/14 at 08:36pm
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Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13
HOLLER IF YA EAR ME Reviews
Posted: 6/19/14 at 08:41pm
Time Out is mixed to negative

"While there have been rap-rich musicals (In the Heights), the fusion of hip-hop and razzle-dazzle has been tricky at best, tacky at worst. The latest attempt is Holler if Ya Hear Me, a ghetto-not-so-fabulous repurposing of songs by Tupac Shakur (1971-96) for a ramshackle morality tale about revenge and second chances. Although songwriting purists will shrink and wince at Shakur's freewheeling meter and propensity to rhyme slant, the real crime against craft is Todd Kreidler's weak book...Director Kenny Leon has a surer hand with straight plays (such as his solid revival of A Raisin in the Sun), and the enterprise deserves respect for bringing Shakur's verbal pyrotechnics and political rage before a new audience. But Holler is a shapeless mix of melodrama, music video and half-grasped musical clichés."
Time Out
Four Simple Rules for Attending the Theater 1. This is a nice night out. Dress accordingly. Like, no sweatpants. 2. When you enter the theater, turn off your phone. All issues with phones will be avoided this way, & you won't be verbally accosted by the cast, crew, & other patrons. 3. I did not pay dollas to hear you talk or sing. I paid dollas to see & hear gorgeous men like Norm Lewis, Ramin Karimloo & Joshua Henry. 4. Unless you have medical issues, don't eat. The wrappers are loud, & your disgusting munching is even louder. You aren't at the movies or a barn dance, baby.
ACL2006
Broadway Legend
joined:2/11/06
HOLLER IF YA EAR ME Reviews
Posted: 6/19/14 at 08:44pm
so does this close by Sunday??
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Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13
HOLLER IF YA EAR ME Reviews
Posted: 6/19/14 at 08:51pm

Four Simple Rules for Attending the Theater 1. This is a nice night out. Dress accordingly. Like, no sweatpants. 2. When you enter the theater, turn off your phone. All issues with phones will be avoided this way, & you won't be verbally accosted by the cast, crew, & other patrons. 3. I did not pay dollas to hear you talk or sing. I paid dollas to see & hear gorgeous men like Norm Lewis, Ramin Karimloo & Joshua Henry. 4. Unless you have medical issues, don't eat. The wrappers are loud, & your disgusting munching is even louder. You aren't at the movies or a barn dance, baby.
haterobics
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/14
HOLLER IF YA EAR ME Reviews
Posted: 6/19/14 at 09:05pm
"I remember someone in the preview thread saying you couldn't buy tickets for opening night early in the preview period, so they probably just have invited guests, families, and well-wishers tonight."

As of last week, if you went to their website, today was shown as "NO SHOW" on their performance schedule.

If you went directly to Ticketmaster, Balcony was for sale. I didn't click through, so not sure how much of the balcony they were selling.
formerly oasisjeff on here.
AndrewAndrew
Stand-by
joined:11/20/12
HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Reviews
Posted: 6/19/14 at 09:48pm
"HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME", a new musical based on the songs of Tupac Shakur, is certainly loud, but does it have anything to say? Watch our full video review to find out!
Click Here For Full Review of HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME
VotePeron
Leading Actor
joined:5/2/13
HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Reviews
Posted: 6/19/14 at 09:49pm
^ It looks like you two are the only ones who have anything remotely positive to say about this.

These reviews coming in are awful.
FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Reviews
Posted: 6/19/14 at 09:54pm
"Watch our full video review to find out!"

No.
'Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.' -- RW Emerson
NewYorkTheater
Broadway Star
joined:1/23/10
HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Reviews
Posted: 6/19/14 at 09:56pm

...The multi-character plot that replaces the expected bio-drama is at times muddled or poorly paced, and feels no fresher and less moving than a one-sided “West Side Story.”
Yet, there are enough arresting moments, and the cast of 22 is talented enough, to have made me wonder while I was watching the show, whether it would have worked better without a plot – like the “choreopoems” of Ntozake Shange’s “For colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf “
Holler If Ya Hear Me Review

Marianne2
Broadway Legend
joined:3/28/08
HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Reviews
Posted: 6/19/14 at 09:58pm
For those curious about tickets for tonight's show, it was up on TKTS according to their mobile app. Granted, that could not mean much.
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oncemorewithfeeling2
Featured Actor
joined:4/25/13
HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Reviews
Posted: 6/19/14 at 10:11pm
Truthfully, he could have been much more harsh.
Isherwood's word is in...

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