Spice Girls documentary, musical in the works
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MANILA, Philippines - There's no stopping the Spice Girls even after almost two decades since they first got together as a group.
According to British publication Mirror Online, television executives are planning a 90-minute documentary to tell the "full story" of the women who made "Girl Power" a trend.
The production will include one-on-one interviews with Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm, Geri Haliwell, Emma Bunton, and Victoria Beckham, although there are concerns as to whether Beckham wants to be involved, especially since she has a fashion line – and a family – to take care of.
"Producers want to spend time getting to know each of the girls and let viewers feel they’ve got the real insight into their lives," said Mirror Online's unnamed source from the TV industry.
This documentary is slated to be aired alongside the debut of a musical based on the songs of the best-selling female group of all time.
Titled "Viva Forever!," the musical was written by British comedienne Jennifer Saunders and backed by Mamma Mia! producer Judy Craymer.
The official Facebook fan page for Viva Forever! describes the show as "a vibrant story about identity, friendship, and the quest for fame taking the ethos of girl power and applying it to today's celebrity-obsessed culture."
They also promise a run filled with "positivity, energy, humor and excitement." which made the group popular as they took the world by storm in the mid-1990s.
Fans can look forward to songs such as "Wannabe," "Who Do You Think You Are," and "Mama."
Viva Forever! will open in December at the Piccadilly Theatre in London, according to The Daily Mail, also a British publication.
Auditions are being held until July, while rehearsals begin September.
Although Scary, Baby, Posh, Ginger, and Sporty Spice won't be performing on stage, they will be launching the musical in London Tuesday, according to Irish media Raidió Teilifís Éireann.
"Travelling to London today!!" Beckham tweeted Monday. "Song of the day "Spice Up Your Life"!! x vb #SpiceGirls" She also shared the link to the music video in the same tweet.
Brown posted a similar tweet. "Packing for uk right now,soooo exciting!!!"
Halliwell seemed to have gotten to London earlier, tweeting last week, "Hi #spicegirls @EmmaBunton @MelanieCmusic @OfficialMelB @victoriabeckham Finally i'm here, I can't wait to see you. Much Love, Geri xx."