Magic Mike is riding its way to the Broadway stage!
The announcement of a possible Magic Mike musical came almost seven years ago! Now, we know it’s on its way!
The musical is set as a prequel to both Magic Mike and Magic Mike XXL.
A press release explained it as “the story of college-student-turned-male-entertainer Mike Lane. Struggling to make ends meet, Mike takes a job dancing at an exclusive night club… and winds up loving every minute of it. But as he scrambles to hide his alter ego from his dad and girlfriend, he finds himself needing to make some difficult choices. Can Mike follow his dreams without losing more than his clothes?”
Beginning Nov. 30, Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre is home to the musical. Preview performances start in November and the official premiere takes place on Dec. 15. The musical runs through Jan. 5, 2020 in Boston, pre-Broadway. Tickets for the Emerson Colonial Theater can be found here.
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
“This. Is. Happening. Get ready for Magic Mike….” The original Magic Mike star, Tatum tweeted. “THE BROADWAY MUSICAL. World premiere at the Emerson Colonial Theatre in Boston this November. Tickets on sale TODAY. #MagicMikeBway”
In a statement, Tatum revealed how his excitement for the hot and racy musical.
“When we were shooting Magic Mike, I looked at myself in a thong and thought: ‘well Chan, say goodbye to your career! 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. I couldn’t be more excited about the next chapter in the Magic Mike story. So get ready, Boston.”
Tatum produced the musical alongside Gregory Jacobs, Steven Soderbergh, Nick Wechsler, Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan. The Pulitzer Prize winning team consists of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey as well as creator of Riverdale Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Casting for the production has yet to be announced.
Fans of the original movie based around the life of Channing Tatum are already enthusiastic about the musical!
Very excited that my favorite movie franchise is coming to broadway. https://t.co/7J2AfOgpCe
— Jess Klein (@AdminKlein) January 25, 2019
Okay so MAGIC MIKE is now a Broadway musical. Not gonna lie I’m buzzing.
— Han (@HannahRose194) January 24, 2019
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