Magic Mike – the film based partially on Channing Tatum’s early days a stripper – is heading to Broadway as musical, the actor has confirmed.
The story about a veteran stripper Magic Mike, expertly played by Tatum in the movie, who teaches a rookie about the profession is making the leap from the big screen to the Broadway stage, Deadline.com reports Tuesday.
Tatum, who tweeted the news, used his own experiences as a male dancer 12 years ago at the age of 19 in Tampa, Florida.
According to Tatum’s official website: ‘The show will be produced by Channing Tatum and his partner Reid Carolin, along with the film’s director Steven Soderbergh and co-producers Gregory Jacobs and Nick Wechsler.’
‘Songs will be written by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, the creators of other Tony- and Pulitzer-winning Broadway hits like ‘Next To Normal,’ and the book will be written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.’
The $7 million film has since gone on to gross nearly $160 million worldwide and is currently available on DVD.
In the movie, Magic Mike works at club Xquisite, which is owned by Dallas, another leather chap wearing dancer (played by Matthew McConaughey).
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