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Holler If Ya Hear Me - 2014 - Broadway

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.

HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, written by Todd Kreidler, directed by Kenny Leon, will begin performances on June 2nd, 2014 (1564 Broadway at 47th Street).

Schedule

Palace Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
1564 Broadway Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For Holler If Ya Hear Me


Theater review: 'Holler if Ya Hear Me' - Bergen Record
While the language might be rough, the material chosen for "Holler" is almost unrelentingly on the side of the angels. It decries violence and lawlessness, ill treatment of women, discrimination and grinding poverty, and their collective destructive impact on the lives of many African-Americans. With the same messages repeated, and enacted by the sketchy characters in fairly generic scenes, the show has a hard time moving forward.

‘Holler If Ya Hear Me’ Theater Review: Tupac Shakur Resists a Broadway Makeover - The Wrap
As with the nearby "Rocky," the best thing about "Holler" is the new seating configuration, which is startlingly effective in giving us a predatory hawk's eye view of the bleak street scene below. Otherwise, this show keeps falling prey to almost every cliché that has made the jukebox musical such a maligned genre in the theater. It's not just that Todd Kreidler's book can't match the power of Shakur's stark and bracing poetry. Kreidler keeps subverting those lyrics with a storyline that makes a contradictory mess of its principal characters. "Holler" is not a travesty like the super-successful "Mamma Mia!," where only the first line of every Abba song refers to the action at hand and the rest of the lyrics go on their merry, aimless way. But all too often, Shakur's lyrics only comment on the emotional content of the characters' lives. As with most jukebox musicals, the lyrics rarely further the action. Which leaves Kreidler's book with way too much explaining to do.


 



 

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by BWW Special Coverage - July 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.
by BWW Staff - July 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.
by BWW News Desk - July 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.
by Theater People Podcast - July 14, 2014
On Monday, July 7th, the Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony Award-winner Tonya Pinkins. Pinkins is currently co-starring on Broadway in HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, a mostly rapped-through musical featuring the music, lyrics, and poetry of Tupac Shakur.
by BWW News Desk - July 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.'
by TV News Desk - July 9, 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.'
by BWW News Desk - July 9, 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, perform on Fox 5's 'Good Day New York' today, July 9 in the 9am hour.
by TV News Desk - July 8, 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!
by BWW News Desk - July 8, 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' today, July 8 in the 8am hour.
by Walter McBride - July 5, 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!
by BWW Staff - July 4, 2014
In this week's edition, we caught up with Christopher Jackson, who is starring as 'Vertus' in Holler If Ya Hear Me- currently playing at the Palace Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - July 4, 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.
by BWW News Desk - July 2, 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.
by BWW News Desk - July 1, 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.
by BWW News Desk - June 30, 2014
Tune in to see HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, the new musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur, on TV.
by Stage Tube - June 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!