Saul Williams Set to Star in Tupac Broadway Musical

Williams will star in the Broadway-bound Tupac musical, Holla If Ya Hear Me.

Poet Saul Williams has been cast as the lead in Holla If Ya Hear Me, the Broadway-bound musical inspired by and set to the music of late rapper, Tupac Shakur.

Williams, known for his reoccurring role on Girlfriends and 1998 film Slam, is joined by a cast of seasoned Broadway actors and newcomers, including All My Children star Tonya Pinkins, John Jelks, After Midnight's Christopher Jackson, Ben Thompson, Motown: The Musical star Saycon Sengbloh, Dyllon Burnside and Joshua Boone. The production is led by veteran Broadway director Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun, The Mountaintop).

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The musical is described as “a non-biographical story about friendship, family, revenge, change and hope." Previews begin May 29 at Broadway's Palace Theater and opening night is set for June 19. 

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