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Perez Reviews: Holler If Ya Hear Me, The Tupac Musical

What is the takeaway from Holler If Ya Hear Me, the new Tupac Shakur musical, now playing on Broadway???

We're not sure what the message of the show is - and that's not a good thing!

What we do know is that it's bleak, depressing and disappointing on so many levels.

A risky move, the creators and producers of the show decided to NOT tell the story of Tupac. Instead they told a story about gun violence and drugs that was not as effective or powerful as the Shakur songs used throughout the show.

Beautiful is beautiful because it's a real story about real emotions and experiences that we can all relate to.

Same with Motown.

Holler If Ya Hear Me, unfortunately, is trying to be a little too ambitious and feels extremely undercooked.

We didn't need a "traditional" musical about Tupac. Something bolder and braver would have been quite brilliant. An exploration on politics, race relations or a myriad of other issues (many or one) would have been much more effective.

The traditional musical NOT about Shakur that is Holler If Ya Hear Me is lacking the passion and vibrancy that Tupac had.

There is very little dancing, which shocked us.

And there's very little of everything. The set is lacking and the whole production seems like it was done on a budget.

Multimedia, video, illustrations - all that could have added so much more!

This show would have worked better in a small off-Broadway theater downtown… after a lot more workshopping and revisions!

We missed the spunk. We missed the light.

You can miss Holler If Ya Hear Me!

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Lindsay Lohan Is Set To Make Her West End Theater Debut In A Part Madonna Originated?! STOP THE MATERIAL MADNESS!

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So THIS is why she's been in London — even missing her brother's high school graduation!

Lindsay Lohan has been overseas for many months, supposedly preparing for a potential appearance in Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet’s play Speed-the-Plow.

Set to hit the West End in November, Lindz would probably play the small role of Karen, an ambitious secretary to a Hollywood executive!

While at Jeremy Scott's fashion show this week, LiLo revealed it would be her first time doing live theater:

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Idina Menzel Rocks Radio City Music Hall With Her Magical Voice! Watch Her Incredible Performances HERE!

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Oh Idina Menzel, you never cease to amaze us away with your incredible talent!!

On Monday evening, the Frozen star blew everyone away at her one night in concert at Radio City Music Hall!

Idina performed all of the hits that shot her to stardom including a number of AH-Mazing covers, because, well, why not?!

The show may have been one night only, but her performances will live on YouTube for years to come!

Ch-ch-check out some of the highlights from the show (below)!

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Beyoncé Looks Like A Salmon In The Shade While Leaving Broadway’s A Raisin In The Sun!

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Beyoncé looks pretty in pink, and she couldn’t be happier about it!!

At least that’s what it seemed like her smile was saying as she left Broadway’s A Raisin In The Sun while wearing an extremely satin-y, salmon colored Gucci pant suit on Saturday. Or maybe she was just excited her date night with Jay Z went so well!

Either way, there was no missing the singer as she exited the building — her iridescent Gucci tank seemed almost plain compared to the stand-out pants, jacket, and Chanel clutch!

And her hair?! How perfectly buoyant and bouncy!! We can only wonder if her glamorous tresses will cause more people to hate on Blue Ivy's hair…

Simple sandals and a hot pink lip completed Queen Bey's pre-Father's Day ensem.

[Image via Splash News.]

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Neil Patrick Harris Is Saying Goodbye To Hedwig Heels & Fishnets! And THIS Girls Star Is Set To Take His Place!

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Sweet Tits of Clay this is a brilliant idea!!

Neil Patrick Harris won a Tony Award for his portrayal of a transgender rocker in Hedwig and the Angry Inch — prompting an extension of the show's broadway run!

While Barney Stinson was legen - wait for it - dary in ferosh heels and full female garb, the producers needed to find a replacement for the show's new schedule.

Cue Girls star Andrew Rannells aka gay Elijah!

Andrew is no stranger to the Great White Way — in fact, he was Tony-nominated for the role

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EXCLUSIVE! Wanna Meet Idina Menzel & The Cast Of If/Then? We've Got Your Chance RIGHT HERE!

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You know, we have a hunch that that there are more than just a few of you out there that love Idina Menzel.

Whether you're a Renthead or you've been Wicked since 2004 or hell, your heart has been recently Frozen over, Idina has a lot to love about her — and as it turns out, we've got your chance to meet her RIGHT HERE!

This Thursday, the incomparable Broadway diva will be joined by her castmates of the new Broadway smash If/Then for a CD signing in New York City. The soundtrack, which was released this week, is truly exceptional and what better way to add it to your collection then to have it signed by the whole cast!

If you're in NYC this week, head on over to the Sony Store on Madison Ave and pick up the disc. Wristbands will be limited and provided on a first come first served basis to those who purchase the CD. Then, come on back on Thursday at 12:30 to meet the gang and have your disc signed.

But you know, we think we can offer you a bit more…

EXCLUSIVELY on PerezHilton.com, we're offering 1 reader and a guest access to the exclusive VIP meet and greet before the signing along with a selection of Broadway Cast Recordings from Masterworks Broadway!

You heard us — we're making you a VIP! Which, you so know you are!

To enter, go ahead and leave us a comment before Wednesday, June 11th at 4:00pm EST saying why YOU should be our lucky winner.

And for more details on the signing on Thursday, just click HERE!

Good luck!!!

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Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys, & Jennifer Hudson To Sing On The Finding Neverland Broadway Album! Does This Mean They'll All Be In The Show?!

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Sorry guys, don't hold your breath on this one!

It's typical for Broadway performers to be featured on the soundtrack of the show they're starring in, but Harvey Weinstein is taking a different approach with his new Broadway show!

After getting a sneak peek of Finding Neverland from Jennifer Hudson's breathtaking performance at the Tony Awards on Sunday evening, the Hollywood big shot revealed he's planning on releasing a concept album shortly after the show debuts on Broadway!

But unfortunately it isn't featuring the cast members of the show!

Harvey explained that Taylor Swift and Alicia Keys are probably going to be involved in the concept album for the Broadway musical with JHud, but the three will not be appearing on the Great White Way at all.

Such a bummer, we'd totally be down to see Swifty hold her own on Broadway!

If you missed out on JHud's stellar performance, take a look at it (below)! It's definitely a look of what's to come on this concept album!

[Image via BauerGriffinOnline.]

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