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Tupac is coming to broadway?


Think, Across the Universe, Tupac style.

Kenny Francis, director of broadway shows The Mountaintop and Fences, is working on his latest project, Holla If Ya Hear Me, a musical consisting of all Tupac Shakur songs. The musical is set in a Midwestern industrial city, telling the tale of two childhood friends and their struggle to deal with the hardships and challenges of their lives, while trying to accomplish their dreams and ambitions.

Tupac’s very own mother, Afeni Shakur, will be producing the show, along with Todd Kreidler (Radio Golf and Gem of the Ocean) and choreography by Tony Award-winner Wayne Cilento (Wicked and Sweet Charity). No casting information has been announced yet, which means we can only imagine who they’re going to have play what parts. How is this all going to unfold? We certainly don’t know, but we’re excited to find out. Here’s some of the songs we’re thinking we’ll see on the big stage: