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Magic Mike musical taking shape as Tony-winning songwriters sign on

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Jul 24, 2013 | 6:52pm EDT

Channing Tatum's Broadway adaptation of his sexy film Magic Mike is taking shape - Tony Award-winning songwriters Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey have been hired to put the stripper tale to music. The pair, which created the score for hit production Next to Normal, will work with Glee writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who has been recruited to pen the script for the musical, reports Deadline.com. Tatum has signed on as a producer, alongside his Magic Mike director Steven Soderberg, although casting details have yet to be revealed and it is not yet known if the actor will make his Broadway debut in the play. He previously expressed his doubts about participating in the stage show, saying, "I'd need a lot of singing classes." The original Magic Mike film is based on Tatum's real-life experiences as a teen stripper.

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