By Shannon Carlin
A new musical which uses the music of Tupac Shakur doesn’t debut on Broadway until next month, but the cast is taking us behind the scenes in a new video.
The clip, which is on Entertainment Weekly’s website, takes you inside the studio as the cast of show, The clip, which is on Entertainment Weekly’s website, takes you inside the studio as the cast of show, Holler If Ya Hear Me work on “California Love.”
The video also shows snippets of the cast working on a ballad version of “Unconditional Love,” a song which Tupac wrote for MC Hammer, but was later included on his 1999 posthumous greatest hits album, and the title song, which has a strong New Jack swing vibe.
The musical, produced by the late rapper’s mother Afeni Shakur, does not feature Tupac as a character, but does include the West Coast legend’s music prominently. The show, which will star Saul Williams, has been described as a fictional story that provides a glimpse into the streets of modern-day America and their tenants.
Previews for the show begin June 2 at the Palace Theatre, with an opening date set for June 19.
Watch the preview via Entertainment Weekly.