It's time to start collecting those single dollar bills because Magic Mike is coming to the Strip. Following the success of his movie about male strippers, Channing Tatum recently announced that the Magic Mike Live show will soon be coming to Las Vegas.
In his first-ever Facebook Live video, Tatum, the lead of the big-screen franchise, revealed that Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in partnership with Cosmopolitan magazine will host a strip show based on the films and will even recreate the movies' Club Domina where the lead character Mike Lane used to perform.
According to the press release, the show is "anticipated to open for preview performances in March 2017, with a sizzling 360-degree dance and acrobatic strip tease spectacular, guaranteed to bring on the heat".
After introducing them on Facebook, Tatum gave fans a better glimpse of the show's cast in a video on the Cosmopolitan website. The video had the young buff men doing everyday mundane chores shirtless. And if "exotic dancers" Luke ironing panties, Chad vacuuming, Ryan reading a magazine and Manuel doing the dishes weren't good enough to get some heart rates up, the video also featured the rest of the cast members playing with puppies.
The 22 Jump Street lead explained that the production team is keen to get feedback from people regarding what they would like to see on stage. "We want to change what male entertainment has been for years. For 40, 50 years, it hasn't changed, and we want to make it better," Tatum, who previously worked as a male stripper himself, said. "We got to do some different stuff and have some fun in different ways and make it more of a conversation instead of just men going up there and trying to tell you what you should think is sexy. We really want to hear from you."
The show will have a line-up of handsome muscular men but unluckily for all his fans, The Vow actor won't be one of them. "So while I won't be on stage as Mike, Magic Mike Live Las Vegas is my vision and I'm looking forward to spending a lot of time in Las Vegas creating something that will give women what they really want," he explained, adding to Cosmo:"If I'm ever in shape enough to do that again, I'll absolutely go out and have a fun night or two."
Tatum is directing the show with choreographers Alison Faulk and Teresa Espinosa, who collaborated on his Magic Mike movies.