Spice Girls to Get Mamma Mia! Treatment

Creator Judy Craymer back for similar musical
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2010 2:05 PM CST
Spice Girls to Get Mamma Mia! Treatment
The Spice Girls perform at GM Place in Vancouver, B.C. Sunday, December 2, 2007.   (AP Photo/THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Mamma Mia! creator Judy Craymer has signed a deal to make a Spice Girls musical in the same vein as her ABBA-themed megahit. The new show won’t actually be about the British pop outfit; it’ll just link their greatest hits with an unrelated story, the same way Mamma Mia! raided ABBA’s songbook, the Times of London reports.

The show, tentatively titled Viva Forever, is expected to debut in the West End in 2 or 3 years. “I want to create a unique celebration of the band and its music, with its own flavor and joyful message,” says Craymer. “It is important to me that the excitement, style and humor of the Spice Girls is well represented on stage.” (Read more Mamma Mia! stories.)

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