Today In Channing Tatum: A ‘Magic Mike’ Musical and Channeling His Inner Tween

Good people, this weekend is nigh. Last night, Magic Mike, the joyous, goofy, Channing Tatum-fronted flick about male strippers and possibly the greatest gay movie ever made (except for Brave, because if a strong female heroine is into non-gender-conforming activities and not interested in courting a dude right now she’s obvs probably a lesbian, amirite guys?) made its way to a theater near you.

The film has been met with mostly positive reviews so far, and it looks as though Tatum and director Steven Soderbergh aren’t stopping there. Yesterday, Deadline reported that Tatum and Soderbergh have announced plans for Magic Mike: The Musical. The two will co-produce the show and hope to have it on the stage by the summer of 2013. Producer Reid Carolin will write the book for the show. And so begins the anticipation, as well as the dread for New Yorkers whose out-of-town relatives will demand the procurement of tickets. 

Tatum and co. have been pretty busy promoting Magic Mike, and last night, he stopped on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon for a different matter of playing dress-up, joining Fallon for his ‘tween girl talk show, "Ew!" The nasal tween-girl voices will be grating to some, but Tatum’s arsenal of goofy facial expressions and willingness to go all-out with the "hip-hop dance routine" are pretty great. Also, if you need a drinking game for your weekend shenanigans, you could always knock one back any time anyone says "Ew!" 

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