Almost seven years in the making, the Magic Mike musical, based on the Channing Tatum–led film franchise, is currently set to debut in Boston in November. However, writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, composer Tom Kitt, and lyricist Brian Yorkey have reportedly left the show over “creative differences.” The mass exodus happened right before a scheduled developmental workshop of the stage show in New York this week. The lab presentation, a common step in a show’s hypothetical journey to Broadway, was subsequently postponed.
Director Trip Cullman and choreographer Camille A. Brown reportedly remain with the show, which is something of a prequel for Tatum’s character, taking place before the original 2012 Steven Soderbergh film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a spokesperson for the musical claimed “a new writer-composer team will be announced soon,” so until then … looks like you’ll just have to dance it out.