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'Holler If Ya Hear Me' is set to close after just six weeks.
Turns out, people just aren’t into a Broadway version of Tupac.
The Tupac Shakur Broadway musical Holler If Ya Hear Me is closing after just six weeks, with the New York Times reporting that it’s one of the worst-selling musicals in recent years. Just how bad was it? The $8 million production failed to bring in more than $175,000 a week in gross revenues.
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In an interview with Variety, producer Eric L. Gold previously said, "If we don't succeed, it's gonna be difficult to do another rap or hip hop show on Broadway." The show officially closes on Sunday.
Holler If Ya Hear Me was written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun). It was described as "a non-biographical story about friendship, family, revenge, change »
Broadway's Tupac musical Holler If Ya Hear Me will shutter Sunday after only six weeks of performances, the New York Times reports. One of the worst-selling musicals in recent years, the show struggled to attract an audience, with producer Eric L. Gold saying in a statement Monday that he made a "rookie mistake" in underestimating how much money the show would need to keep running and blaming the closure on the "financial burdens of Broadway." Although, if you ask us, the lack of Tupac holograms in the show was probably a factor. People love those things. »
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