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Magic Mike Musical: Joe Manganiello is interested

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If you go see Magic Mike this weekend, there’s a fair chance after it’s over you’re going to need to see some more stripping, stat.

Step one: Start planning a New York trip with your girlfriends, because Magic Mike may be Broadway-bound.

Magic Mike screenwriter Reid Carolin told USA Today that mini-bombshell at the premiere of the film earlier this week. “We are working on it as a Broadway show, which would be a different story,” said Carolin. “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.” 

Being a participant in a Joe Manganiello strip show sounds like an impossible dream, but Manganiello told EW that he’s intrigued. “I’d put the thong on again. I wouldn’t be opposed.” But he knows what he’s in for: “An audience participation musical — I’d be nervous with the New York theater crowd,” Manganiello said. “If the girls in L.A. rip Matthew McConaughey’s thong off, I don’t know WHAT the Broadway audience would do to us. We wouldn’t make it out of there. You’d have to have understudies for all of us because we’d have claw marks.”

All the more convincing for his day job on True Blood.

(Reporting by Sandra Gonzalez)

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