The late rapper Tupac Shakur is getting a lot of play in theater and film these days. There’s a stage biopic in the works and a feature film directed by John Singletary. There’s also a musical called “Holler If You Hear Me” that’s being directed by Kenny Leon and is inspired by ‘Pac’s lyrics, which has just cast Saul Williams in the lead.

Williams is a renowed spoken word artist who rose to fame in the 1998 film, “Slam.”

The show will begin previews May 29 at the Palace Theater and officially opens on June 19.

(h/t Shadow and Act)

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