Ladies, get your $20 bills ready. The male strippers of “Magic Mike” and its sequel “Magic Mike XXL” are heading to Las Vegas in a new live show produced by Channing Tatum, who starred in both movies.
Organizers announced on Wednesday that the new production — “Magic Mike Live Las Vegas” — is expected to begin preview performances at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino by March 2017.
They said the show would replicate the Club Domina — the fictional venue in “Magic Mike XXL” — with a “sizzling 360-degree dance and acrobatic strip tease spectacular, guaranteed to bring on the heat.”
The new show “is about giving women an immersive, first-class entertainment experience,” they said. Choreographer Alison Faulk, who worked on the original movie, will return for the Vegas production.
“Magic Mike” opened in cinemas in 2012 and grossed $167 million worldwide. The movie, directed by Steven Soderbergh, starred Tatum as a Florida construction worker by day who moonlights as a stripper at night. The story was loosely inspired by Tatum’s own experience as a stripper.
The sequel, also starring Tatum, opened last year and was directed by Gregory Jacobs.
The announcement on Wednesday didn’t say whether Tatum himself would appear in the show.
Performances are set for Wednesdays through Sundays at 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Tatum appears in a video announcement that was recently posted on the show’s Facebook page. The humorous video shows Tatum walking through a house filled with shirtless men doing house chores.
“God knows we have enough gentlemen’s clubs in this world,” Tatum says. “So let’s start the first gentle ladies club. Or maybe not so gentle. It depends what you’re into.”