Viva Spice, Viva Forever

 

Judy Craymer, the producer of Mamma Mia!, is planning a Spice Girls musical. Craymer and Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller are working together on the musical for London’s West End. The working title is Viva Forever.

Now this is a musical I would love to see. As a product of the 90s, the Spice Girls defined my childhood. I even went to see their reunion tour in 2008. This musical is great and fun way to celebrate the band, who will never ever have another world tour.

 

Octomom: Coming to a TV Near You

In the wake of Jon and Kate’s impending divorce, I guess TV execs have decided we need a new family to exploit.

Nadya Suleman “Octomom” has reportedly signed an agreement which would allow her 14 children to star in a reality show. Each of her children will earn $250 a day and the show is to begin filming on Sept. 1.

So would you tune in?
Also, if you haven’t seen this clip from CBS News about Octomom: The Musical, you’re missing out.

Spring Awakening – The Movie?

It was only a matter of time that Tony-award winning musical Spring Awakening was adapted into a movie. I imagine that of all the musicals that recently ran on Broadway, Spring Awakening was probably the one musical that would definitely become a film.
Then I learned who will produce and direct the movie – McG, the director of Terminator Salvation. Seriously?
I’m not one to judge any director before I see the final product. But Spring Awakening is a difficult musical to adapt for the screen. If you’ve seen the live production then you know how condensed and almost claustrophobic the stage is, which is something that won’t translate to film unless it is done exceptionally well.
Can someone whose credits also include Charlie Angels be the right person to tackle this musical about teenage coming of age and sexual repression? The Spring Awakening fans (“the Guilty Ones”) will certainly be quick to judge the movie if it not up to their (very high) standards.

Wicked: The Movie?

Chicago, Rent, Dreamgirls, Hairspray, Mamma Mia.

These are the Broadway musicals that have recently been adapted into movies and now you can add Wicked to that list.

Playbill.com is reporting that the hit musical (one of my favorites) is being adapted for the screen.

The film is still in its early production stages but I’m assuming the original stars Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth will reprise their roles for the movie adaptation. Honestly, I’m not sure how I feel about that but regardless this makes me wicked happy.

Sorry. Couldn’t resist.