Will Magic Mike the Musical Debut in Las Vegas?

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A Broadway-aimed stage adaptation of "Magic Mike," the film about the lifestyle of male strippers that starred Channing Tatum (and loosely based on Tatum's experience as a stripper in Florida), is in the works — and its first stop may be Las Vegas.

In Vanity Fair's August cover story with Tatum, when asked if he'd ever strip again, he replied, "Well, we're going to start a [Magic Mike] show in Vegas, and I'll never say never… I wouldn’t mind going out there and doing it one more time. Or maybe twice. But, you know, every time I've put on a thong and am getting ready to walk onstage again, I'm like, 'Why do I want to do this?' It's very uncomfortable to be in a thong in front of a thousand people."

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As previously reported by Playbill.com, Tony Award-winning songwriters Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (If/Then, Next to Normal) and Spider-Man book writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa have been enlisted to pen the project.

In the spirit of The Full Monty, the guys will sing and strip, but book writer Aguirre-Sacasa is aiming to be all-inclusive in the striptease act.

Lyricist Yorkey told Playbill.com, "He has also found out a way — and I can't probably say much more about it — [for] a chance for the women in the story to get their turn taking some clothes off, so it's an equal-opportunity… It's going to be fun for everybody!"

It was previously reported that Steven Soderbergh and Tatum, director and star, respectively, of "Magic Mike," were on board to produce.

Read more about the musical's details as well as the latest on Kitt and Yorkey's other project, Freaky Friday.

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