Ben Thompson News

American Heroes Channel to Premiere New Original Series HARDCORE HEROES, 8/6
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Premiering Wednesday, August 6 at 10/9c only on American Heroes Channel, this action-packed series follows these courageous fighters as they battle the elements, save hundreds of lives, and ultimately, change the course of history forever. (more...)

American Heroes Channel's HARDCORE HEROES to Premiere 8/6
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

From Spiderman to Batman, Superman to Wonder Woman, we've all heard the stories of superheroes with superhuman abilities; they dodge bullets, take out bad guys, and fly through the sky with ease. But who are the real badasses outside of Hollywood? This summer, American Heroes Channel (AHC) goes into blockbuster territory in the all-new original series HARDCORE HEROES. Featuring epic, true stories of real life heroes who are diehard to the max, HARDCORE HEROES tells the tales of ordinary people with incredible loyalty, valor and bravery - those often forgotten about heroes who have risked their lives for others, and laughed in the face of danger. Premiering Wednesday, August 6 at 10/9c only on American Heroes Channel, this action-packed series follows these courageous fighters as they battle the elements, save hundreds of lives, and ultimately, change the course of history forever. (more...)

BWW Flashback: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Closes on Broadway Today
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 20, 2014

Holler If Ya Hear Me, written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Kenny Leon, plays its final Broadway performance today after 30 performances. The Tupac inspired musical originally opened on June 19 at the Palace Theatre. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME's Ben Thompson
by BWW Staff - Jul 18, 2014

In this week's edition, we caught up with Ben Thompson, who is starring as 'Griffy' in Holler If Ya Hear Me- currently playing at the Palace Theatre. (more...)

Tupac Shakur Musical HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, Starring Saul Williams, Will Close on Broadway This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, the new musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur, will close on Sunday, July 20 at the Palace Theatre. As of that date, the musical will have played 38 regular performances and 17 preview performances. HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME began previews June 2 and opened June 19. (more...)

HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Producer Raising $5M to Keep Show Open
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Broadway's Holler If Ya Hear Me opened to mixed reviews last month, but lead producer Eric L. Gold won't let that affect the show's open-ended run at the Palace Theatre. He recently told Variety that he hopes to raise another $5 million to keep the new musical open until ticket sales improve. When asked how long the show will remain, Gold told Variety: 'It's week to week right now. It can't tell you if it'll be two weeks or two months. It's an expensive game, and I'm the guy carrying the load financially. I made a rookie mistake by underestimating how much capital was necessary, but I'm tenacious.' (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Performs 'Unconditional Love' on Good Day NY
by TV News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Saul Williams and Saycon Sengbloh from Broadway's Holler If Ya Hear Me, the new musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur, performed 'Unconditional Love' on this morning's 'Good Day New York.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Performs on GMA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 08, 2014

The cast of Broadway's Holler If Ya Hear Me, the new musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur, performed 'California Love' on this morning's 'Good Morning America' on ABC. Check out photos from the appearance below! (more...)

HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME to Perform on Today's GOOD DAY NEW YORK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Saul Williams and Saycon Sengbloh from the cast of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, the new musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur, will perform on Fox 5's 'Good Day New York' tomorrow, today, July 9 in the 9am hour. (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Performs 'California Love' on GMA
by TV News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

The cast of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, the new musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur, performed on this morning's 'Good Morning America'. Check out the appearance below! (more...)

Photo: Cast of HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Tweets from GMA!
by TV News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

The cast of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, the new musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur, performed on this morning's ABC's 'Good Morning America'. (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: Company of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME!
by Walter McBride - Jul 05, 2014

The show opened last night, 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! (more...)

DVR ALERT: Cast of HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME to Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

The cast of Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, the new musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur, will perform on ABC's 'Good Morning America' this Tuesday, July 8 in the 8am hour. (more...)

Justin Matthew Sargent, Rebecca Faulkenberry and More Set for SWEET DREAMS Concert at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

A concert version of Sweet Dreams, featuring the music of Air Supply, with music direction by Jonathan Ivie, and produced by Katherine Paige, Tony LePage, Justin Matthew Sargent, and Jonathan Ivie, is set for 54 Below tonight, July 2 at 9:30 p.m. (more...)

HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME to Celebrate Members of the Military with Free Tickets, July 4-5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Broadway's Holler If Ya Hear Me, the new musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur, has donated tickets to performances on July 4th and 5th to the USO of Metropolitan New York. These tickets will be given to members of the military from bases in the New York area in recognition of their generous service to the community and the work they do all year long. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Charles Busch, Lindsay Mendez, The Skivvies and More Set for 54 Below, July-Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

This July and August 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME's Williams, Pinkins, Sengbloh and Boone Set for Arise 30, Hot 97 FM This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Tune in to see HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, the new musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur, on TV. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Star Saul Williams Stops by MORNING JOE
by Stage Tube - Jun 30, 2014

Written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Tony Award-winner Kenny Leon, Holler If Ya Hear Me is now playing at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street). In the video below, Saul Williams, who stars in the new Broadway play, featuring the music of the late Tupac Shakur, joins Morning Joe to discuss the production! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Saul Williams Talks Playing the Lead in HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME on CBS
by Stage Tube - Jun 30, 2014

'Holler If Ya Hear Me', the first show of the new Broadway season, is based on the music and lyrics of the late rapper Tupac Shakur. In the video below, CBS 2's Dana Tyler talks with the actor and poet who plays the lead character in Broadway's first Hip-Hop musical - Saul Williams! (more...)

VIDEO: All New Cast Featurette for Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME!
by Stage Tube - Jun 30, 2014

Below, check out an all-new cast featurette from Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, now playing at New York's Palace Theatre! (more...)

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