Channing Tatum Producing Magic Mike Musical For Summer 2013 (UPDATE)
UPDATE: Well, here we are in the summer of 2013 and there's no Magic Mike musical ... yet. According to a July 19, 2013 Deadline story, the creative team is finally in place to bring Magic Mike to Broadway. "The producers have set Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey to write the songs, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa to write the book." The producers, which include film star Channing Tatum, are fast-tracking the project to the stage while also prepping the movie sequel. There's no word yet on the Broadway cast. It'd be great to have Channing back, but he has such a full schedule. We'll see!
According to Ticket News, the musical adaptation is planned to debut in the summer of 2013. The film’s star, Channing Tatum, and director Steven Soderbergh will produce alongside Reid Carolin, Gregory Jacobs, and Nick Wechsler. Reid Carolin, Channing’s partner in Iron Horse Entertainment, wrote the Magic Mike screenplay and is reportedly scheduled to write the book for the Broadway musical.
It’s not clear yet if Channing, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer and company will star in the Broadway show or if there will be a whole new cast. Channing has said "I'd need a lot of singing lessons." It’d be worth it! And it’s not like anyone would really be going to this show for the stellar vocals.
Would you watch Magic Mike the Musical without Channing and the original cast?