It was a revolutionary attempt at bringing hip hop to the bright lights of Broadway, but alas things aren’t turning out the way director Kenny Leon had hoped for. "Holler If Ya Hear Me,” inspired by the life and lyrics of the late Tupac Shakur, will close on Sunday, July 20, after failing to bring in theatergoers after six weeks.
In a statement release Monday, producer Eric L. Gold blamed the impending closing on “the financial burdens of Broadway” and further stated “I was unable to sustain production longer in order to give it time to bloom on Broadway.”
Holler If You Hear Me struggled from opening night and never grossed more than $175,000 in weekly revenue. The New York Times reports that the seats were only 45 percent filled last week.