Magic Mike is a hugely popular movie franchise about the lives of exotic dancers. Starring Channing Tatum (a former exotic dancer himself), Matthew McConaughey, and Joe Manganiello, the series has been a massive success at the box office. The latest Magic Mike movie, Magic Mike XXL, made more than $122 million at the box office. This is especially impressive given that the film was made on a budget of just $14.8 million.
Soon, the Magic Mike movies won’t be the only way in which fans of the franchise can enjoy the sensual performances as it will soon be adapted into a stage show. Magic Mike Like has been announced and it will be coming to London very soon.
What is Magic Mike Live?
In June, it was announced that the Magic Mike Live show will be headed to London’s Hippodrome Casino later this year. The event has been described as a “360-degree dance and acrobatic spectacular” with the muscled male dancers set to perform “sexy” dance routines and “one-of-a-kind” acts. The performance has also been developed with the female gaze in mind and the creative team behind the show includes Magic Mike star himself, Channing Tatum, as well as Alison Faulk, who choreographed both Magic Mike movies as well as routines for Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, and Ricky Martin.
Magic Mike Live will begin on November 10, 2018, with tickets available through the end of its run in April 2019. It’s also worth noting that the Hippodrome Casino is undergoing renovations specifically for Magic Mike Live, so expect the show to make full use of the stage during its six-month run.
Will Magic Mike Live Succeed?
Magic Mike Live already has an existing audience in the form of Magic Mike fans as well as the women who these fans will bring along with them to enjoy the fun. But this isn’t the only reason why the hotly anticipated stage show stands to succeed.
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Can We Expect Other Movies to Get Stage Spin-Offs?
Hollywood has a long history of adapting stage shows for the big screen, with musicals such as Les Miserables, My Fair Lady, and The Sound of Music all having movie versions. But movies that have been adapted the other way round are more of a rarity.
This doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t expect other movies to get stage spin-offs too, but producers may wait to see the success of Magic Mike Live before making any decisions. Watch out for the first performance on November 10.