There’s no denying the success of Magic Mike – for whatever reason, the film, which was made for just $7 million, out of Channing Tatum and Steven Soderbergh’s own pockets, went on to make $167 million internationally. After such an unexpected success, it seems natural that Tatum and Soderbergh would look to extend the Magic Mike brand – rumors are swirling of an upcoming sequel, but before that, Broadway seems like a perfect fit for the story.

Channing Tatum, G.I. Joe UK Premiere
Tatum funded the film out of his own pocket.

After all, the film already features a company of dancing men, not to mention lots and lots of costume changes. It’s practically a Broadway hit, waiting to be made. The only thing missing to turn this into a musical is the songs. Speaking of which, Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, creators of award-winning show Next to Normal, have been signed up to write the songs, while Glee’s very own Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has been enlisted to pen the book.

Channing Tatum, Apollo Cinema
The actor confirmed the news over Twitter earlier this week.

Tatum will be producing, alongside Soderbergh, as well as Magic Mike writer Reid Carolin, Gregory Jacobs and Nick Wechsler. However, it is unlikely that we’ll get to see Tatum perform on stage. Fret not however, as Tatum will probably reprise the role in the upcoming Magic Mike sequel. The production’s opening date, as most other things, is still unknown.

Channing Tatum, G.I.Joe UK Premiere
It is unlikely that Tatum will appear onstage.