Broadway just wasn’t down with a Tupac Shakur musical that wasn’t actually about the slain rapper.
“Holler If Ya Hear Me,” the rap musical inspired by Tupac’s lyrics and poetry, will have its final performance on Sunday at the Palace Theatre – just one month after opening.
Headlined by poet Saul Williams, the production featured the late rapper’s presence throughout, with arrangements of hits such as "Keep Ya Head Up," “Me Against the World,” “Dear Mama” and the title song.
But there was no Tupac.
Show creators weren’t granted the rights to his biographical narrative. Instead the show used the lyrics from the rapper – he was killed in 1996 at the age...