By Adam Hetrick
11 Apr 2013
|Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN|
Leon, who has staged Stick Fly, The Mountaintop and Fences on Broadway, will helm the five-week workshop of the musical that has a book by Todd Kreidler. The piece takes its title from a song on Shakur's second studio album.
Book writer Kreidler worked at Leon's True Colors Theatre in Atlanta, GA, and also penned a Broadway-aimed adaptation of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?
Shakur died as the result of a 1996 gang-related drive-by shooting in Las Vegas. In 2010 the Library of Congress selected Shakur's "Dear Mama" to become part of its National Recording Registry. He also appeared in the films "Poetic Justice" and "Above the Rim." His albums include "2Pacalypse Now," "Me Against the World," "All Eyez on Me," "Until the End of Time" and "Pac's Life."