Is Broadway ready for Magic Mike: The Musical? It better be, because Channing Tatum just announced on Twitter that is it heading to Broadway!
The story of a man trying to leave stripping for a quiet life of carpentry and monogamy, which earned whoops and hollers at the box office in 2012, has been stripped down to a stage musical.
The show will premiere in Boston this Fall, with an eye on a Broadway run with Channing Tatum, the likable and bankable star of the original film heading up the team of producers.
This. Is. Happening. Get ready for Magic Mike… THE BROADWAY MUSICAL. World premiere at the Emerson Colonial Theatre in Boston this November. Tickets on sale TODAY. #MagicMikeBway @EmColonial https://t.co/30QrRR0ucl pic.twitter.com/bEcDKhKQzG
— Channing Tatum (@channingtatum) January 24, 2019
“When we were shooting Magic Mike, I looked at myself in a thong and thought: ‘well, Chan, say goodbye to your career!'” Tatum said in a press release. “So the idea that seven years later a Pulitzer Prize-winning creative team would be making a full-fledged musical prequel is definitive proof that God loves strippers.”
Preview performances will begin on Nov. 30, 2019, before the official opening on Dec. 15. The production will run in Boston through Jan. 5, 2020.
Tickets are available now at Emerson Colonial Theatre’s website here.
It seems like Magic Mike is quite the boys club. As author Jodi Picoult points out on Twitter that the creating and producing teams have no women on them. At all.
There. Is. Not. A. Single. Woman. On. Their. Creative. Or. Producing. Teams. // ‘Magic Mike’ Heads for the Stage, as a Broadway-Bound Musical Starting in Boston – The New York Times https://t.co/6p6HUWnXeJ
— Jodi Picoult (@jodipicoult) January 25, 2019
You can do better than that Channing Tatum.