Should I see that? I also cannot go without saying that there was something deeply embedded in a lot of the reviews that went deeper than just a dislike of the play. What do you mean by that? The idea of having a play that centers around, How do you stop the cycles of gun violence in our community? Do you think the subject matter played any role in the lack of attendance? We knew that we were entering a zone where entertainment had been fully aligned with escapism. There is no disconnect between this and Iggy Azalea, an Australian girl rapping with a southern accent, being Number One on the charts. With the musical closing after one month, is there a future for other hip-hop musicals?
Holler If Ya Hear Me
The musical had a 5-week workshop in summer of The musical began previews on Broadway at the Palace Theatre on June 2, , and officially opened on June 19, The musical closed on July 20, , after 17 previews and 38 performances. Directed by Kenny Leon , the musical staging and choreography was by Wayne Cilento.
Despite its soaring performances, this musical treatment of the works of Tupac Shakur places its searing source material in service of a generic gangland saga. By Marilyn Stasio. The quick answer: Maybe. Maybe not. Depends on the marketing campaign.
The ensemble has just learned the number from the choreographer Jared Grimes, and is getting ready for a break before Kenny Leon arrives. True Colors Theater Company , which Mr. Leon co-founded in , opens the show on Sept. Leon first directed in a short-lived Broadway run that raised questions about whether hip-hop could find an audience there. Gold, the lead producer, wrote in an email. Leon said he hoped the True Colors rendition would lead to more life for the show. The story line will remain largely the same, though recent events may give it a new impact. Determined to keep his new job at the salvage yard and leave his criminal past behind, John must learn who to hold onto and what to let go of in order to survive.