The pull-out from Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre is little surprise. The production, which had been scheduled to run Nov. 30, 2019 through Jan. 5, 2020, lost its big-name creative team last month. Composer Tom Kitt, lyricist Brian Yorkey and book writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa left the show over “creative differences.” A private workshop initially set for New York was postponed, then cancelled altogether.
“The producers of Magic Mike The Musical have cancelled a Boston engagement, saying that they don’t feel the musical is ready for production,” reads a statement released today by the Emerson Colonial Theatre. The producers are Channing Tatum, Steven Soderbergh, Gregory Jacobs, Nick Wechsler, Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan. (Tatum was never expected to perform in the musical).
Though the theater’s statement did not address the possibility of a Broadway production,