Rumblings about a musical version of Channing Tatum’s male stripper flick first surfaced summer 2012. A year later in July 2013, the 38-year-old actor officially confirmed the news via Twitter. So much time has passed I was beginning to think the stage production was never going to come to fruition. At long last, it’s finally coming.
Before Magic Mike titillates Broadway, it will premiere first in Boston this fall. The show, described as a musical prequel to the hit 2012 film, will begin at Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre on Saturday November 30, with the official opening set for Sunday, December 15. The Boston engagement will run through January 5, 2020. Casting hasn’t been announced yet, but you can bet the men will be hot, hot, hot.
“I couldn’t be more excited about the next chapter in the Magic Mike story,” said Tatum, star of the 2012 film said in a statement. “So get ready, Boston.”
Tatum and Steven Soderbergh serve as producers with Trip Cullman (Lobby Hero) directing. The original score was penned by Next to Normal’s Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey with the book scribed by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Glee, Riverdale).
Since the first film, Magic Mike has become somewhat of an empire. It spawned the hit sequel, Magic Mike XXL, and a night club show Magic Mike Live which has entertained audiences in Las Vegas and London.
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