A musical based on the life—and featuring the music—of late rapper Tupac Shakur has begun casting in New York, according to a post on industry site Playbill.com. The open call is for “African American Male and Female rappers ages 18-35,” as well as “one Caucasian actor age 20-25 with a strong facility for rap and terrific guitar skills.”
The show will be directed by the award-winning Kenny Leon (the Martin Luther King Jr.-inspired show The Mountaintop) and will be named Holler If Ya Hear Me after a Tupac song from his second album.
The show has no opening date yet, though from the Playbill listing it says workshopping will take place through April and May. Leon’s Wikipedia has the show listed for 2013. [via All Hip Hop]