Sometimes, the show cannot go on.
"Magic Mike The Musical" was scheduled to premiere this November at Boston's Emerson Colonial Theatre, but the show's producers have officially canceled the big event. They announced that they "don't feel the musical is ready for production," per the Boston Globe, leaving the fate of the musical unclear. Their spokesman Adrian Bryan-Brown told the Globe that "the next step" will be announced in the next week or so.
Among the musical's producers are "Magic Mike" star Channing Tatum and the 2012 film's director, Steven Soderbergh. The production has been described as a prequel that will follow Tatum's character from the movie, Mike, as he gets into stripping. It was set to premiere in Boston before ultimately heading to Broadway. Tickets had already gone on sale, so the ticket holders will be issued full refunds.
The cancellation of the November premiere comes after another setback for "Magic Mike The Musical" in early May. The creative team exited due to "creative differences," meaning a new book writer, composer, and lyricist needed to be found to fill the roles left vacant by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Tom Kitt, and Brian Yorkey, respectively. It remains to be seen what the future holds for "Magic Mike The Musical."
For now, the production appears to have fallen off the pony, but hopefully it'll jump on it and ride it soon.
[via: Boston Globe]