The Spice Girls are working on plans to transfer their West End musical to Broadway.
The girl group launched Viva Forever! in London in December and they are now planning to take the show to New York’s famed theater district.
Bandmember Emma Bunton says, “The plan is to go abroad with the show and we’re very optimistic. We want to get it out on Broadway.”
The show received scathing reviews from critics and lackluster ticket sales sparked speculation the London show would be closed early, but producer Judy Craymer is adamant the rumors are not true and they also hope to expand the production into Asia.
She says, “We want to get it out to Broadway – that’s the plan. There are talks in progress. Japan and Asia also want it.
“We just want to make sure we have the product right in London first. The critics were always going to give us a hard time, but the truth is it’s sold out until June. Feedback from audiences has been amazing. Spice Girls fans are loving every minute… It’s been hard – but just like any show is hard to start from scratch and launch on the West End.”
Victoria Beckham’s former Spice Firls bandmates are among the stars who have offered their congratulations following news she is pregnant with her fourth child.
The singer-turned-fashion designer and her soccer ace husband David announced on Sunday (Jan 9) they are set to welcome another baby later this year (11), a sibling for their sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz.
In a post on his Facebook.com page, sportsman Beckham writes, “I’ve got some great news to tell you all. Victoria and I are expecting our fourth child this summer. The boys are very excited about the arrival of a new brother or sister.” And his wife’s Spice Girls bandmates have rushed to congratulate their pal on her pregnancy.
Emma Bunton, who is currently expecting her second child, sent a message to Beckham on Twitter.com declaring, “Yeah! It’s such brilliant news!”, while Melanie Brown adds, “Congrats!” Mum-to-be Victoria took to the website on Monday (Jan10) to thank her famous friends and fans for their well-wishes.
In a post, she writes, “Thank u so much for your kind and beautiful messages! We are all so happy and very excited!”