Channing Tatum confirms Magic Mike the Musical set for Broadway


Click to follow
The Independent Culture

A musical based on the male stripper film Magic Mike is due to open on Broadway, the movie's lead actor Channing Tatum has confirmed.

Tatum, whose early experience as a male stripper led to the making of the film, tweeted: “#MagicMikeTheMusical is headed to Broadway…”

The 2012 film, directed by Steven Soderbergh, follows the life of 19-year-old Adam who enters the world of male stripping for the first time, guided by his mentor ‘Magic Mike’.

Tatum, 33, who plays Magic Mike in the film, will produce the musical alongside Soderbergh, Reid Carolin, Gregory Jacobs and Nick Wechsler.

Tomm Kitt and Brian Yorkey, creators of the award-winning rock musical Next to Normal, have been signed to write the songs, while Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa will write the musical’s plot.

The writer has previously penned episodes of Glee and Big Love, and has also worked on the upcoming American Psycho musical.

Magic Mike was self-financed by Tatum and Soderbergh with an estimated budget of $7 million (£4.5m).

It went on to become a surprise hit at the box office, making $167 million (£109m) in global sales.

A sequel to the film is also in the pipeline, according to US site Deadline.