Producer of Broadway Musical Based on Tupacís Lyrics Denies Show Is Closing
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 06.26.2014
Is this it for Holler If Ya Hear Me?
Billboard reports that the producer of the Broadway musical Holler If Ya Hear Me, the musical based on Tupac Shakur's lyrics, has denied the rumors that the show would close on Sunday due to low ticket sales.
Production sources stated that the musical would close slightly over a week after its opening at the Palace Theater on June 19 due to low ticket sales and tepid reviews.
Howevever, co-lead producer Jessica Green stated, "If we were going to close this Sunday, we would have had to post a closing notice last Monday, because there's all these union rules between the cast, and the company, and the theater, and all of that." Green acknowledged that although tickets were off to a slow start, she is optimistic about the show. She added: "We are increasing every week, we are getting in new audiences that have never gone to Broadway before. There's a little bit longer of an acclimation period, let's say, between education and actually coming out."
The show was written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Kenny Leon.