The highly-anticipated musical based upon the music of rapper Tupac will begin its Broadway run in the famous Palace Theatre in New York on June 19th, with preview shows rolling out in the weeks prior.

Hollar If You Hear Me, as the show is titled, was produced with a hefty $8 million budget and, according to the musical's writer Todd Kreidler, will focus more-so on the rapper's body of work and influence in music than on his ultimately tragic life story. Specifically, the show tells the tale of two childhood friends growing up in poverty in the US mid-west. Kreidler promises that the play will be a tale of "friendship, family, revenge, change and hope."

The show is directed by Tony Award nominated Kenny Leon (Fences, 2010) and is being produced by Tupac's mother Afeni (both pictured above).

No official casting news has been made known to us yet but we think that Tupac's hologram, last seen at the Coachella festival a couple of years ago, would be absolutely perfect for the part.

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