Tupac Shakur’s musical hasn’t exactly been a box office smash, so there’s a chance it could be shutting down a lot sooner than expected. By that we mean in the next few days. If you wanted to see Holler If Ya Hear Me, you might want to do it quickly because the production may not survive until next week. There have been nothing but crickets in the audience for Holler If Ya Hear Me. At least that’s what the New York Post would have you believe.
Sources close to the Broadway production based on Tupac’s music and poetry have speculate that Sunday may be its last show! After opening last Thursday, it only brought in $170,000 at the box office for the first week. Those might seem like great numbers, but that actually makes Holler If Ya Hear Me the lowest earning show on Broadway.
According to the Post, it’s nothing short of a miracle that musical even made it to opening night! Supposedly it lost thousands of dollars during its dismal preview, and many Broadway insiders were surprised to see it make a formal debut to the public. Once it was open, Tupac’s musical got mixed reviews.
One producer blames the poor performance on the assumption that the show wouldn’t really appeal to the typical Broadway fan. “There is no demographic for this show,” they stated. “Middle-aged women buy the bulk of tickets, and they’re listening to ‘Tapestry,’ not ‘All Eyez on Me.’”
No one from the Holler If Ya Hear Me production team has commented on the speculation, or confirmed that the show is in danger of shuttering, at this time. For now, this is all just gossip.
Check Out This Gallery Of Memorable Lyrics By Tupac:
1. Tupac Shakur
“I suffered through the years, and shed so many tears..Lord, I lost so many peers, and shed so many tears” – So Many Tears
2. Tupac Shakur
“When I talk about money all you see is the struggle. When I tell you I’m livin’ large, you tell me it’s trouble.” – I Ain’t Mad Atcha
3. Tupac Shakur
“Even though you was a crack fiend mama, you always was a Black queen mama.” – Dear Mama
4. Tupac Shakur P.Diddy
<p>“All I need in this life of sin, is me and my girlfriend.” – Me and My Girlfriend (Photo: Retna)</p>
5. Tupac Shakur
<p>“Misplaced hate makes disgrace to races we under. I wonder what it takes to make this one better place…let’s erase the wasted.” –Changes (Photo: Retna)</p>
6. Tupac Shakur
<p>“Just cause you’re in the ghetto doesn’t mean ya can’t grow. But oh, that’s a thought, my own revelation. Do whatever it takes to resist the temptation.” – Brenda’s Got a Baby (Photo: Retna)</p>
7. Tupac Shakur
<p>“They say the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice – I say the darker the flesh, then the deeper the roots.” – Keep Ya Head Up (Photo: Retna)</p>
8. Tupac Shakur
“And everybody grieves, but still nobody sees. Recollect your thoughts don’t get caught up in the mix. Cause the media is full of dirty tricks. Only God can judge me” – Only God Can Judge Me
9. Tupac Shakur
<p>“No more hesitation each and every black male’s trapped. And they wonder why we suicidal runnin’ round strapped. Mista, po-lice, please try to see that it’s a million m*****f*****s stressin just like me. Only God can judge me” –Only God Can Judge Me (Photo: Retna)</p>
10. Tupac Shakur
“Done lost too many niggaz to this gangbangin” –Lord Knows
11. Tupac Shakur
“We gotta make a change…It’s time for us as a people to start makin’ some changes. Let’s change the way we eat, let’s change the way we live and let’s change the way we treat each other. You see, the old way wasn’t working so it’s on us to do what we gotta do, to survive.” –Changes