Posh, Sporty, Ginger, Scary and Baby are back… Sort of.
The Spice Girls reunited on stage to announce details about their new project and it's a doozy!. Featuring the group’s iconic music, “Viva Forever” is a musical that tells the story of four friends with a band who enter an “American Idol” style show.
Judy Craymer – the creative mind behind musical “ Mamma Mia” – helmed the production. The show was written by Jennifer Saunders, who co-created British sitcom “Absolutely Fabulous.”
"It's better than we could ever have imagined," said Melanie C, aka Sporty Spice.
The group came together for a media launch at neo-Gothic hotel St. Pancras Renaissance in London where they sang their number one charting hit “Wannabe” for the 1996 music video. Despite their harsh fallout in 1998, the group seemed happy to be there.
“They sing it better than us," said Melanie Brown, Scary Spice, describing the show.
Victoria Beckham claims it will introduce “a whole new generation to Girl Power."
Spice Girls sold over 75 million records globally, 14 million of which was in the US. Following their breakup, unrelenting rumors that the group would get back together seemed to endlessly persist. 2007-2008 spawned a brief 11-concert reunion tour, but since then the group has remained dormant.
Sure it’s not an actual reunion, but a fan can dream, can’t he? And, with all the members playing friends for now, there’s no better time to pull the trigger than the present.
For now, as if it were a Christmas gift for all of humanity, “Viva Forever” opens in London just in time for the holidays on December 11.