Daily Mail joked about it saying “it must be the biggest reunification since the Berlin Wall”, but all fans wanted to see Spice Girls get back together, at least for one more show. Yesterday, producers announced Spice Girls will get back together for a musical, called “Viva Forever”.
Teenagers today might not know who the Spice Girls are, even with there are some fashionistas idolizing Victoria Beckham. But their moms surely remember the craziness of the Spice Girls days. Posh, Scary, Baby, Sporty and Ginger Spice are back together 12 years after their last show. Motown music and Spice Girls will hit Broadway.
On Tuesday, Victoria Beckham (Posh), Melanie Brown (Scary), Emma Burton (Baby), Melanie Chisholm (Sporty) and Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice) spent a few hours together announcing the launch of their musical, Viva Forever”.
Written by comedian Jennifer Saunders and producer by “Mamma Mia!”’s Judy Craymer the musical is based on the hits that made Spice Girls so popular back in the 1990s. In London, the musical will open December 11 at London’s West End Piccadilly Theatre, but in 2013 the Spice Girls musical will hit Broadway too. So don’t worry, you’ll get your cut of the Spice Girls.
Melanie Chisholm told reporters the Spice Girls music is something they’ve been thinking about for years. “I don’t think it took 9us) any convincing at all” she said. “I think that our music lends itself really well to theater and when we reunited in 2007 that was when we started to talk about it seriously” said Sporty.
Victoria Posh Beckham explained why they chose British comedian Jennifer Saunders and Judy Craymer to work on the project. “We always said if we do this we want to work with the best people, because that’s what we’ve always done” she said. “Everything we’ve done we’ve done properly and we’ve got the A-team”.
Geri Halliwell told reporters the Spice Girls musical isn’t actually about them, “it’s the essence of the Spice Girls”. “There is a talent show in there, but actually, really what it’s about is about friendship, it’s about motherhood and then there is a little bit of how do you juggle between success and friendship?”