The Tupac Musical Is Already Closing

Holler If Ya Hear MePalace TheatreCast List:Saul WilliamsChristopher JacksonSaycon SengblohBen ThompsonJohn Earl JelksJoshua BooneDyllon BurnsideTonya Pinkins Afi BijouMel Charlot Carrie Compere Otis CottonAriana Groover Jared JosephJahi KearseMuata LangleyValentine NortonChristina SajousCharlene “Chi Chi” SmithJaime Lincoln SmithDonald Webber, Jr. Joaquina KalukangoProduction Credits:Kenny Leon (Direction)Wayne Cilento (Choreography)Edward Pierce (Scenic Design)Zachary G. Borovay (Projections)Reggie Ray (Costume Design)Mike Baldassari (Lighting Design)John Shivers and David Patridge (Sound Design)Daryl Waters (Music Supervision)Other Credits:Lyrics by: Tupac ShakurMusic by: Tupac ShakurBook by: Todd Kreidler
Photo: Joan Marcus

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.