Channing Tatum announces Magic Mike live shows

Well, here it is: The most exciting theatrical announcement since the return of Glenn Close to Sunset Boulevard. Yep, Magic Mike is going live. Star of the tongue-in-cheek 2012 stripper-fest and last year's sequel, Magic Mike XXL, Channing Tatum, shared the news in an appropriately man-filled video announcement this morning (May 5), revealing that a live show inspired by the hit films will be arriving at the as Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas next year. "I woke up this morning, and I was looking around my house filled with hot men that I live with everyday, and I was thinking 'what's the next step for Magic Mike?" the 36-year-old says. Thankfully, it turns out that next step translating the film's incredible male strip rountines from celluloid to a live stage. There's just once catch though. "Magic Mike has been a special and very personal project for me, and this show is a natural extension of that," says Tatum. "So while I won’t be on stage as Mike, Magic Mike Live Last 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." Erm, what audiences want is you, Mr Tatum, but we suppose the chance of a guest appearance is enough to get us booking those flights. Meanwhile, if you need some visual reminders of exactly what Magic Mike has to offer, take a look at this handy picture special. Magic Mike Live will debut at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas in March 2017. Tickets will be available soon. For the best deals on tickets and shows, visit tickets.attitude.co.uk. More stories: Watch | The stars of Magic Mike talk to Attitude Why you should see Magic Mike XXL, in gifs