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Wed June 27, 2012
Musical Based On Spice Girls To Open In London
Originally published on Wed June 27, 2012 7:55 am
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
And our last word in business today is a blast from the '90s.
(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "SPICE GIRLS IF YOU WANNA BE MY LOVER")
SPICE GIRLS: (Singing) Yo, I'll tell you what I want, what I really, really want. So tell me what you want, what you really, really want. I'll tell you what I want...
MONTAGNE: The word is "Viva Forever." That's the name of a new musical based on songs from the Spice Girls, which, clearly, producers are hoping is what fans want - really, really want.
The five members of the British girl-power band made the announcement yesterday. The plot line isn't much of a surprise - the show is about a group of girls who become swept up in a world of fame and celebrity. It opens in London this December. The producer is the woman behind "Mamma Mia!", a hit musical that revise the music of another disbanded band.
And that's the business news on MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.
LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:
And I'm Linda Wertheimer. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.