An attempt to bring Hip-Hop to Broadway in 2014 didn’t exactly go as planned when the Tupac Shakur-inspired “Holler If Ya Hear Me” closed within two months of its debut. Russell Simmons hopes to change that with his upcoming Hip-Hop musical, “The Scenario.”
“People will sing along and leave happy,” Simmons told The Huffington Post. “So many of these songs will reach everybody in the audience. That almost never happens. There are so many great songs! Do I need something from Kurtis Blow? From Drake? I just don’t know. Jay-Z? LL Cool J?”
“The Scenario” is scheduled for a 2016 opening and features an original story written by Dan Charnas, whose previous work includes The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop.
You can read the full story, including why Simmons thinks “The Scenario” will be entirely different from “Holler If Ya Hear Me” at The Huffington Post.
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