MAGIC MIKE Musical Sets Sights on Broadway for Summer 2013
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Reid Carolin, screenwriter for the new film Magic Mike, is currently working on a 'spin-off' of the movie, which he plans to bring to Broadway as a new musical. "We are working on it as a Broadway show, which would be a different story, more of a romp, more of a fun night out at a club with a story," he tells The Hollywood Reporter. "I'm almost more excited about that than the movie because I think it's the perfect thing for women to go see on Broadway, to be participants in the show."
Deadline.com has since noted that the musical is gunning for the Great White Way in the summer of 2013. The show will reportedly be produced by Tatum alongside Carolin under the banner of their Production Company, Iron Horse Entertainment, alongside the film's director Steven Soderbergh, Gregory Jacobs, and Nick Wechsler. For more on the project from Deadline, click here.
Steven Soderbergh's MAGIC MIKE is opened in theaters today, June 29th. The drama stars Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello and centers on a rebellious 19-year-old kid (Pettyfer) looking for independence from his family. He meets Magic Mike (Tatum), who seems like the perfect role model- he’s got a nice car, a nice apartment, and a seemingly endless supply of women. He also happens to be a male stripper.
No casting or production timeline has been revealed.