It wasn't that long ago that Upright Citizens Brigade hosted the parody show 2Pac: The Musical ("Like Mamma Mia but with more rapping!"). Now it seems that Broadway is following suit, but this time with a straight face...
Casting has officially begun for a musical based on the life and times of hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur.To quote a tweet by Danny Brown, "a 2pac musical? .... whats next Biggie on Ice?".
Casting will begin for "Holler If Ya Hear Me" on March 4 in New York.
According to a posting on industry trade Playbill.com, "Holler If Ya Hear Me" is being directed by Kenny Leon and is described as an "American musical inspired by and featuring the music of Tupac Shakur."
Kenny Leon is a critically acclaimed Broadway director, who has won three Tony Awards. -[AllHipHop]