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Tupac musical 'Holler If Ya Hear Me' to close after just one month on Broadway
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Tupac musical 'Holler If Ya Hear Me' to close after just one month on Broadway

Holler If Ya Hear Me, the musical inspired by the lyrics and poetry of legendary hip-hop star Tupac Shakur, is to close after just one month on Broadway. 

The show, which starred rapper/beat poet Saul Williams in the lead role, opened at New York's Palace Theatre on June 19th, but will now close on July 20th, giving it a run of just over a month. 

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the show's early closure is being blamed on both poor reviews and low attendances. 

Despite a production budget of eight million dollars, the show has failed to take $200,000 in any of its weeks on Broadway, an environment where shows like Wicked and The Lion King consistently take between one and two million dollars per week. 

It is unknown whether this will be the end of the musical or if there are plans for a tour. 

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