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Watch the Cast of Broadway’s ‘Holler If You Hear Me’ Perform ‘California Love’ on GMA

The cast of Broadway’s newest musical, Holler If You Hear Me with music from Tupac Shakur, performed on Good Morning America this morning. Singing ‘California Love’, the cast (including the teriffic Christopher Jackson – read our interview here), show why they’re the most energetic and inspiring group of actors on Broadway. Holler If Ya Hear Me features music from Shakur but is a non-biographical story directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon. Read our review here.

Broadway Review: ‘Holler If You Hear Me’

Holler If You Hear Me, the new Broadway musical based on the music of Tupac Shakur, has moments like the rapper himself: raw and electric. And when those moments happen, it’s truly exciting. But unfortunately, there aren’t enough of those moments here. Written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Kenny Leon (who just received a Tony Award for A Raisin in the Sun), Holler tells the story of ex-con John (Saul Williams), who comes back to the old neighborhood vowing to stay straight. But when his friends come looking for his help in the gang ravaged streets, he’s reluctantly drawn ... Read more

Sophie Okonedo Talks Working with Denzel Washington on Broadway’s ‘A Raisin in the Sun’

Sophie Okonedo is stepping into the bright lights of Broadway in the revival of Lorraine Hansberry‘s A Raisin in the Sun. For the actress who calls the opportunity a “dream come true,” the London-born star talked to The Guardian about her role in the classic play. Okenodo plays Ruth, the wife of Walter Lee played by Denzel Washington. Ruth has worked long and hard to make their American dreams come true, but life has been hard and weary for the family. The matriarch carries the weight of the world on her shoulders. To get into character, Okenedo had to nail ... Read more

Broadway Review: ‘Fences’ Starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis star in Fences on Broadway. If you're fortunate enough to see this show, sit back and enjoy the force that is Denzel Washington.