Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Russell Simmons brings Hip-Hop musical, 'The Scenario', to Broadway...

'The Scenario’- a new musical curated with over 30years of Hip-Hop’s hits :: Love story meets Public Enemy. Last week, Russell Simmons announced the production and has plans to debut the musical in late 2016. Author and Hip-hop historian, Dan Charnas, was chosen to pen the script featuring a mix of actual rap songs and musicalized versions of classic tracks.

Unfortunately, hip-hop recently hasn't prevailed on Broadway. The Tupac inspired musical ‘Holler if Ya Hear Me’ received great promotion but slim revenue resulting in the production closing earlier on Broadway than planned. A friend and I had a date set to go and then got hit with that blow. I wasn’t just bummed that we didn’t have a chance to see it, but that all the hard work that went into the production didn’t receive the success it deserved.

I’ll keep you posted on this one as more information develops.

s.o. to RollingStone

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