Children of the 90s: rejoice! A Spice Girls musical is in the works (very similar to what Mamma Mia is) and is expected to open within the next two to three years in London. Come inside for the full details…. source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1245011/Spice-Girls-musical-gets-green-light-last.html#ixzz0dG3TWhQJ Spice Girls musical gets green light at last! Judy Craymer, the woman behind Mamma [...]
Children of the 90s: rejoice! A Spice Girls musical is in the works (very similar to what Mamma Mia is) and is expected to open within the next two to three years in London. Come inside for the full details….
Spice Girls musical gets green light at last!
Judy Craymer, the woman behind Mamma Mia!, has revealed plans to create a Spice Girls musical.
She was persuaded to turn her talents to the Girl Power story by Geri Halliwell, the artist formerly known as Ginger Spice, who approached her twice about the idea.
Craymer turned the Abba musical Mamma Mia! into a global phenomenon – the show has had a West End run of more than a decade and spawned, over the years, 25 productions around the world.
‘I’d always said: “No, no, I’m too busy”,’ she said. ‘But it just hit me that it could be a great idea. It’s not just what they were, but what they’ve become. It’s about the impact they’ve had on social popular culture.’
Geri and Simon Fuller, one-time manager of the Spice Girls, have joined with Craymer and Universal Music to develop the stage show, which will be called Viva Forever, after one of the Spice’s hits.
Craymer revealed that, in addition to Halliwell, she had met with Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton and Melanie Chisholm - although not yet with Melanie Brown, who resides mainly in Los Angeles – to discuss the musical, which is expected to be on the London stage within three years.
She said that she was struck by how the dynamic of the women’s friendship had developed over the years, particularly now that all of the Spice Girls had become mums.
‘That has pulled them all together again. There’s a sisterhood feel about them,’ she noted.
Viva Forever will not be a tribute show, she added. ‘It will be fictionalised, but you would feel you were getting the sense of a story, about a group of women, that you knew was very much related to the music.
‘And it would all be their music, like Who Do You Think You Are, Wannabe, The Lady Is A Vamp and Mama – but the show has to be written first, before the songs can be incorporated.’
It is expected to open in London within the next two to three years.
I have such fond memories of my friends fighting over who was Baby Spice for Halloween and dancing around to their music. Favorite memories or music anyone?