NEW YORK (AP) — Tupac Shakur fans, keep ya head up. The Broadway musical “Holler If Ya Hear Me” that uses songs from one of hip-hop’s greatest artists is closing after less than two months.
Producers said late Monday that the show will close Sunday at the Palace Theatre after playing just 17 previews and 38 regular performances. Producer Eric L. Gold in a statement cited “the financial burdens of Broadway” for the reason.
The show was in financial trouble from the moment it debuted in early June. Last week, it managed to pull in only $155,000 from a potential of $917,000 — or less than 17 percent. Discounting had left the average ticket price at $38.44, easily Broadway’s cheapest seat.