In case you can’t get enough of your favorite semi-fictional male exotic dancer, you’re in luck. After two scantily clad film installments, it looks like Magic Mike is indeed on course for its much-anticipated Broadway treatment.
Playbill reports that a reading of the musical was held last week for producers in New York City. It featured Curt Hansen as Mike and Will Swenson as Dallas, with Nick Adams, Christopher Jackson, Jon Rua, Steel Burkhardt, and Nikki Bohne also involved.
With a book by gay scribe Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and a score by Tony-winning duo Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, neither a director, nor a opening date, has been attached.
Instead of retelling Magic Mike or Magic Mike XXL, the stage production will serve as a prequel to the films. It tells the backstory of struggling college student, Mike Lane, as he becomes the titular stripper we’ve all grown to love.
Although it’s been reported that Channing Tatum is on board as a producer, it does not appear that he’ll be showing any flesh in a live stage production. Nonetheless, the ensemble will undoubtedly feature a hunky roster of talent. So don’t forget the singles.