Tupac Shakur Broadway musical 'Holler' to close

July 15, 2014 12:07 AM

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Tupac Shakur Broadway musical 'Holler' to close

Holler If Ya Hear Me, directed by Kenny Leon — a recent Tony Award winner for last spring's hit revival of A Raisin in the Sun — had suffered from weak box office after opening to mixed reviews June 19. On Monday, it was announced that the show would close this Sunday, after only 37 regular performances and 17 previews.

Set in the present in an identified Midwestern industrial city, Holler used Shakur's songs and a couple of his poems to explore the challenges faced by men and women whose community was torn apart by violence, among them characters played by poet/performer Saul Williams and rising star Christopher J...

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