*Madonna spent what would’ve been Tupac’s 43rd birthday at Broadway’s Palace Theatre, attending the preview of a new play inspired by his music.
The Material Girl attended a preview of “Holler If Ya Hear Me” in New York City on Monday, ahead of its official bow on Thursday.
The play uses Shakur’s songs – including “California Love,” ”Dear Mama,” ”I Get Around” and “Keep Ya Head Up – to tell an original story about two young men dealing with life and tragedy in a Midwestern industrial city. Recent Tony winner Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun) is directing.
Madonna, rumored to have had a fling with Tupac when they both lived in New York, sat in the third row. Shakur’s mother and show producer, Afeni Shakur, also attended.