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What could be better than seeing Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, Matthew McConaughey and Alex Pettyfer dance out of their clothes on the big screen?
How about seeing it in person?
At Sunday's red-carpet premiere of Magic Mike, screenwriter and co-producer Reid Carolin revealed to USA Today that he was already working on a stage version of the male stripper-centric story.
"We are working on it as a Broadway show, which would be a different story, more of a romp, more of a fun night out at a club with a story," explained Channing Tatum's producing partner. "I'm almost more excited about that than the movie because I think it's the perfect thing for women to go see on Broadway, to be participants in the show."
While it's unlikely that the movie's whole cast would sign up to do a musical (Broadway doesn't pay that much!), Alex Pettyfer said that he would "absolutely" be willing to take his stripper act to New York City.
"I think we should all do the opening night," said the enthusiastic actor, who plays strip-club newcomer "The Kid."
At least one star has reservations about baring it all on Broadway, though. Joe Manganiello told Entertainment Weekly that he "wouldn't be opposed" to putting a G-string on again, but that he'd be "nervous" about doing an audience participation show.
"If the girls in L.A. rip Matthew McConaughey’s thong off, I don't know WHAT the Broadway audience would do to us. We wouldn't make it out of there," joked the actor. "You'd have to have understudies for all of us because we'd have claw marks."
It's okay, because there are plenty of good-looking Broadway performers who would be excellent substitutions for the Magic Mike cast. For example, we could see Cheyenne Jackson in the Manganiello ladykiller part, Aaron Tveit doing Pettyfer's ingenue role, and John Barrowman playing the over-the-top McConaughey emcee character. As for Matt Bomer's character -- well, you've seen him on Glee. They'd be crazy to get anybody else!