Broadway and Hip-Hop will merge with the arrival of the new musical Holler If Ya Hear Me. First preview is June 2. The production explores the world inside Tupac Shakur’s music and lyrics and blazes to life in a non-biographical story about friendship, family, revenge, change and hope. Inner city lives struggle for peace against the daily challenges they face in this entertaining and original musical. Through the poetry of one of the 20th century’s most influential and culturally prominent voices, we are given a window into realities of the streets still relevant today.
In celebration, The National Museum of Hip-Hop (NMoH) will curate a Hip-Hop exhibition at the Palace Theater (1564 Broadway at 47th Street), home of Holler If Ya Hear Me. The exhibition will invite patrons to learn about the history of Hip-Hop through one-of-a-kind artifacts and memorabilia, interact with “Dreams Walls” by inscribing it with their dreams, and view a dynamic mural featuring the 4 Elements of Hip-Hop: DJing, Emceeing. B-Boying and Graffiti. Holler If Ya Hear Me ticketholders can view the exhibition at no additional cost one hour prior to each performance. The exhibition begins on Monday, June 2 at 7pm, one hour before the musical’s first preview performance at 8pm, and will continue throughout the run of the production. Holler If Ya Hear Me is written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Kenny Leon. The production will open on Thursday, June 19.
The National Museum of Hip-Hop (NMoH) is a collective of intellectuals dedicated to the institutionalization and preservation of Hip-Hop Culture. NMoH has a large collection of historic hip-hop artifacts and actively interprets and defines historic hip-hop facts and information, which will all be available on its website, digital properties and at physical exhibitions around the world. NMoH is the first and only state-chartered museum for hip-hop-also accredited by the NY Board of Education. Learn more at www.hiphopmuseum.org and at www.facebook.com/hiphopmuseum.