Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION
Posted: 06/25/2013 1:00 AM | Comments: 0
NEW YORK -- A musical inspired by the music of Tupac Shakur hopes to bring gangsta rap to a Broadway stage.
A workshop of Holler If Ya Hear Me is currently underway in New York under the direction of Kenny Leon, who helmed the hits Fences and The Mountaintop. The musical sets Shakur's music to an original story and hopes to be ready for the 2013-2014 Broadway season.
Producers said Monday the musical is set in a Midwestern industrial city during present time and tells the story of two childhood friends "as they struggle to reconcile the challenges and realities of their daily lives with their hopes, dreams and ambitions."
-- The Associated Press
Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition June 25, 2013 D2
Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories? Please use the form below and let us know.
Having problems with the form?Contact Us Directly
Photo exhibition examines religion's contentious place in American life and politics
Even at a ripe 110 years, boy who wouldn't grow up offers valuable lessons for youth-obsessed culture
Renowned Nunavut art displayed at the WAG
Ghomeshi will plead not guilty:Lawyer
WAG screening witty commercials as part of show about creativity in communications
Patrick Chan, Kurt Browning among skating stars who will perform at MTS Centre in May
Turns out death's door isn't the worst place to be
Diva by design
They’re all winners
Gutted wrestling game should be drop-kicked to the mat, counted out
Goodbye, grande dame