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Tupac's Mom

'ECSTATIC' About New Musical

3/4/2012 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Afeni Shakur
A new Broadway musical about Tupac Shakur just overcame one MASSIVE roadblock -- TMZ has learned, producers have obtained the approval of the rapper's notoriously protective mother ... who LOVES the show.

A rep for the Shakur family tells TMZ, producers personally gave Afeni Shakur 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 we're told Leon plans to start casting next week.

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1.

Phreaky    

OF COUR$E $HE'$ E$TATIC

862 days ago
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awards    

They ought to change the story line to Marin to make it more homey...

862 days ago
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JJ    

Interesting.......Goggle her and read about her past life.

861 days ago
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static    

Let me get this straight, The musical is about Tupac....But it's not?

861 days ago
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really?    

Oh, I get it - "rough preview" = money

861 days ago
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There's a problem here    

I'd cash in too if that would have been my son. Is that woman really as ugly as the picture you have up there? She resembles Mighty Joe Young in that picture.

861 days ago
7.

Meanie    

A glorified dead cRapper, just what the world needs. Yup.

861 days ago
8.

Dennis Johnson    

In a word.........TRASH!

861 days ago
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James Lindell    

Im da man at music!

861 days ago
10.

Smarg    

Why do some people glorify this piece of fatherless welfare garbage??

861 days ago
11.

Reyna38    

tell this biotch to get a real JOB and too leave her Sons music alone...
wtf does she know about getting all this music out there....
stop cashing in this shiet already... im tired of hearing about Tupac and Biggy their families are money hungry Idiots..

861 days ago
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Joseph Diehl    

No one of substance cares about your dead rapper son.

861 days ago
13.

FABIO    

This show will never open...

861 days ago
14.

Kristen     

I'm glad this production is under way. So much love and respect for you Afeni and Tupac!!!

861 days ago
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Seldombinlaid    

Well Tupacs Mom probably owns the rights to his music. So I'd be in on getting some action money wise, and I'm sure most of you folks would do the same thing.

861 days ago
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