Spice Girls Reunite, Announce Musical
If what you really, really want is to see the Spice Girls reunited, you're actually in luck. The "Wannabe" singers from 1996 — Melanie Brown (Scary Spice), Melanie Chisholm (Sporty Spice), Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice), Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) and Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice) — are launching a West End musical based on their songs, entitled Viva Forever, they all announced this week at London's St. Pancras Hotel, where they filmed "Wannabe" back in the day.
"It's better than we could ever have hoped for," said Chisholm of the Spice Girls, reports The Guardian, and David Beckham's wife, who used to be known as merely Posh Spice, echoed that the whole show would be "introducing a whole new generation to Girl Power …. What we do individually is really empower women."
Viva Forever! about the Spice Girls will be written and produced by Jennifer Saunders, who was behind Absolutely Fabulous and Judy Craymer, who adapted the works of ABBA into the Broadway success, Mamma Mia!
"Wow," said Halliwell about the production of Viva Forever! "Sixteen years ago I couldn't have imagined when we were writing the lyric 'zigazig ah' it would end up in a West End show."
Viva Forever! will debut at the Piccadilly Theatre on December 11.