We have a new tantalizing film, Magic Mike, starring hunks, Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, and Matthew McConaughey!
(photo courtesy of screencrush.com)
Not only is it tipped for great success on screen, but now there are already talks of it becoming a Broadway musical.
The film is set around a group of strippers and follows the story of Mike, or ‘Magic Mike’ to his fans, a successful stripper at the club Xquisite, and Adam who falls into stripping accidentally through meeting Mike at his second job as a roofer. The pair indulge in a lifestyle of drink, drugs and women until it suddenly gets serious and they have to face up to the consequences of their actions.
The story, which is based on the life of Channing Tatum, who was a stripper before becoming a film actor, definitely has potential to become a big musical hit.
Both Alex Pettyfer and Channing Tatum have expressed their interest in the musical’s prospects with Alex suggesting the whole cast should perform on the opening night. (Yes please!)
Reid Carolin, the producer of the film, told USA Today, “I’m almost more excited about that [prospects of Broadway show] than the movie because I think it’s the perfect thing for women to go see on Broadway, to be participants in the show.”
That’s true! The audience would actually act as if they were in Xquisite club, seeing the strippers live. The show seems like it will have a seamless transfer to stage.
There’s something fresh and different about the story too, which has never really been played out on stage. This has the potential to be a 21st century show phenomenon.
It’ll surely have a strong female fan base if the show is anything like the movie! What do you think guys and girls, could Magic Mike work on Broadway or possibly the West End?