Spice Girls Reunite in London to Announce Musical! (Photos)
The Spice Girls are back…and we’re not the only ones excited! The twitter world went insane as the fivesome reunited in London Tuesday afternoon for the first time since 2008. The group came together to announce details about a new musical based on their hit songs.
Sky News reports:
“Entitled Viva Forever, the West End show is the brainchild of producer Judy Craymer, the woman behind the ABBA musical Mamma Mia. Comedian Jennifer Saunders has written the script which is based around the Spice Girls’ songs but will feature a contemporary story using a TV talent show as a backdrop.
It will open at London’s Piccadilly Theatre in December. Over the weekend Victoria Beckham flew in from her home in Los Angeles. She tweeted: “Travelling to London today!! Song of the day “Spice Up Your Life”!!”
The Spice Girls shot to fame following their debut single Wannabe in 1996 and went on to have a string of UK number one hits including Say You’ll Be There, Spice Up Your Life and 2 Become 1. With their nicknames, Scary, Baby, Ginger, Posh and Sporty, given to them by the British media, the Spice Girls became a cultural phenomenon and went on to sell 75 million albums worldwide.
In 1998, Geri Halliwell left the group which continued as a foursome until 2000. Since splitting up, each member of the group initially pursued solo music careers. More recently Victoria Beckham has found success as a fashion designer.”