*The mother of late rapper/actor Tupac Shakur, Afeni Shakur, has given a thumbs up to a new Broadway musical about her son.
A rep for the Shakur family tells TMZ, producers personally gave Afeni a rough preview of “Holler If You Hear Me” — the new musical by black theater legend Kenny Leon, based on Tupac’s music.
According to the rep, Kenny wanted Afeni’s approval before proceeding with the show — and he GOT IT … we’re told Afeni was “ecstatic” and can’t wait for the show to premiere.
The musical isn’t about Tupac personally — it’s a fictional story about two childhood friends in a Midwestern industrial city and their extended families.
A Broadway premiere date hasn’t been set — but Leon plans to start casting next week.