Could 'Magic Mike' Take Its Strippers to Broadway?
By Jerry Portwood
As Channing Tatum & Co. continue their sweep of the media, showing off their pecs and other sexy antics, in preparation for the big premiere of Magic Mike this week, more and more rumors and leaking about its future. This past week, the film opened the Los Angeles Film Festival and the film's producing partner/writer Reid Carolin let it slip to USA Today that there may be plans to bring the story to Broadway in the near future. As Carolin told the newspaper:
"We are working on it as a Broadway show, which would be a different story," said Carolin, adding, "More of a romp, more of a fun night out at a club with a story. 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." And Pettyfer may have a chance to show more skin as well if and when the show hits the great white way. He said he "absolutely" would do the show. ""I think we should all do the opening night," he said.
This is the biggest news since The Full Monty made its debut on stage in 2000 after being a surprise indie film hit in 1997. Although that was a different story, the idea of a little bit of funny/sexy exposed skin on stage, always seems to draw a crowd. And proves that the '90s really are coming back in full force.