LONDON (AP) — The Spice Girls reunited onstage Tuesday to announce details of a musical based on their songs — a tale of fame and female friendship that will open in London in the fall.
The music of the 1990s "girl power" group is being revived in "Viva Forever," which tells the story of four friends whose bond is tested when their band enters a TV talent show.
The Spice Girls said they were delighted with the show, which is produced by Judy Craymer, the woman behind world conquering ABBA musical "Mamma Mia."
"It's better than we could ever have imagined," said Melanie "Sporty Spice" Chisholm of the show, written by comedian Jennifer Saunders, who co-created TV sitcom "Absolutely Fabulous."
"They sing it better than us," added Melanie Brown, the band's "Scary Spice.
They were joined by Band members Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell and Victoria Beckham — also known as Baby, Ginger and Posh — for a media launch in the grand neo-Gothic hotel where the video for their 1996 No. 1 hit "Wannabe" was filmed.
The band's outsized personalities and Halliwell's Union Jack dress made them icons of 1990s "Cool Britannia," and they sold 75 million records around the world.
Halliwell left the group acrimoniously in 1998 and the Spice Girls effectively split a decade ago. The five members have not appeared together since a 2007-2008 reunion tour.
Beckham said the show would "be introducing a whole new generation to Girl Power."
"Viva Forever" previews from Nov 27 and opens Dec. 11 at London's Piccadilly Theatre.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
As the anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy approaches, the Sandy Ground project is nearing its goal of building one new playground for each of the 26 victims.
The brand new head of the FBI was in Connecticut on Friday. James Comey visited the FBI branch in New Haven to discuss some of his biggest concerns.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The Discovery Museum and Planetarium in Bridgeport has sold a massive bronze statue for $300,000 to finance a major upgrade to its science education program for schoolchildren.
The Federal Railroad Administration has mandated that all Metro-North lines use new safeguards to control train speed, in order to alert engineers that a train is entering a dangerous section of track.
Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London has taken away the medical benefits of anyone on strike, News 8 has learned.
Gov. Dannel Malloy says the recent release of the 911 recordings from the Newtown school shooting has likely made things more difficult for the families, but he also says he expected they'd be released all along. He just wishes it had …
A new commercial from a group pushing for more gun legislation is using imagery that is reminiscent of the Newtown School shooting.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — FBI Director James Comey says the agency has stepped up training to police departments around the country after the Newtown school shooting and is trying to increase its understanding of warning signs before such tragedies.
Disturbing images from two middle school students on social media has sparked an investigation by police in Redding.
The families of a woman and three children who drowned when a van rolled into a Bridgeport pond in 2007 have settled a lawsuit against the dealership that sold the van.