Madonna attended a preview of “Holler If Ya Hear Me”, a play inspired by Tupac Shakur’s music, last night in New York City. Madonna sat in the third row and was accompanied by Timor Steffens and Guy Oseary. Shakur’s mother and show producer, Afeni Shakur, also attended.
The musical officially opens Thursday at the Palace Theatre. It uses Shakur’s songs to tell an original story about two young men dealing with life and tragedy in a Midwestern industrial city. Recent Tony winner Kenny Leon is directing.
“Holler If Ya Hear Me” uses some of the rap genius’ well-known songs, including “California Love,” ”Dear Mama,” ”I Get Around” and “Keep Ya Head Up.”