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Spice Girls musical to close in June

LONDON (AP) -- The much-anticipated Spice Girls musical "Viva Forever" will close June 29 after a disappointing six-month run in London.

Producer Judy Craymer said Thursday that despite improvements to the show, "we just can't make it work."

The show opened in December and was not well-received by critics.

Bing: 'Viva Forever' slammed

The Spice Girls said in a statement that they wanted to thank the cast and fans.

"Although 'Viva Forever' won't continue in the West End, we are thrilled that the thousands of people who came to the show had as much fun as we did," the statement said.

The show was based on Spice Girl songs, but the members of the popular "girl power" band did not take part in the show. They were involved in promoting the musical.

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May 2, 2013 1:23PM
When do the Pussycat Dolls get a musical?
May 2, 2013 1:14PM

Who was the idiot that thought this was a good idea.

The SPICE GIRLS was not even a good idea. 

May 2, 2013 11:32AM

LOL,,,the reason it closed is because there was no "there,"  there...

What nonsense.

May 2, 2013 10:59AM
Did the world and/or London really need a Spice Girls musical?  Based on the short-lived run, it seems not.  The Spice Girls were a moment in time that's long passed!!!
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