Channing Tatum and his producer partner Reid Carolin think a Magic Mike-style show about male strippers could be the next Jersey Boys. The show is reportedly in the works even though the movie has yet to hit movie theaters.
The film, starring Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Cody Horn, Joe Manganiello and Matt Bomer is set for release this weekend, June 29, in North America.
Veteran stripper Magic Mike (Tatum) teaches a novice (Pettyfer) the tricks of the trade, even though he longs for a life outside the Xquisite strip club, owned by the former stripper Dallas (McConaughey).
Carolin wrote the screenplay based on Tatum’s experience as a stripper in Florida and told USAToday that they’re Broadway bound.
“We are doing Broadway,” said Carolin. “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.”
“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,” Carolin said.
Tatum is also game. “I would love to do Broadway.”
Members of the cast all seemed to be interested in at least making special appearances in a musical, except for True Blood’s Joe Manganiello, who’s not sure he’s up to singing. “It’s a Broadway show, right?”
Women make up 72 percent of patrons of touring Broadway shows and 63 percent of shows on the Great White Way, according a study by the industry trade group Broadway League.
Carolin thinks a Magic Mike production will appeal most to female patrons.