Madonna Attends Preview of Tupac-Inspired Musical 'Holler If Ya Hear Me'

Madonna Attends Preview of Tupac-Inspired Musical 'Holler If Ya Hear Me'

The upcoming musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac is drawing an A-list crowd even before it opens.

Published June 18, 2014



The upcoming musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac is drawing an A-list crowd even before it opens. Madonna , who was friends with Pac and allegedly dated him before his untimely passing in 1996, attended a preview showing of the Broadway musical, directed by Tony winner Kenny Leon .

The Material Girl brought her latest 20-something boy toy Timor Steffens as her date, and sat in the third row. Tupac's mother Afeni Shakur , also a producer of the show, was also in attendance.

The musical officially opens Thursday at the Palace Theatre. It uses several of Shakur's songs, including "Dear Mama" and "Keep Ya Head Up" to tell an original story about two young men dealing with life and tragedy in a Midwestern industrial city.

The preview coincided with Tupac's birthday. The rap icon would have been 43 this year.

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Written by Smriti Mundhra

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