Attack of the '90s

Spice Girls — remember them? — really, really want a new musical based on their lives

Spice Girls — remember them? — really, really want a new musical based on their lives

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Spice Girls circa 1997
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Stop everything you're doing, Anyone Who Was Alive in the '90s, and do a secret happy dance in your chair. The Spice Girls are giving us what we want — what we really, really want.

The five original members of England's favorite girl group EVER took a stage together for the first time in five years to announce that they will be relevant again thanks to a new musical loosely based on their lives coming to London later this year.

Gloriously entitled Viva Forever, the musical will follow the rise of four friends whose relationships are strained when sudden pop stardom hits.

What! Revolutionary! How do these geniuses know what it is that we want more than anything we've ever wanted but never spoken aloud?!

The musical will include Broadway-sized renditions of all of their decade-defining, chart-topping songs, so now we can get the closure we always needed when Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice) left the group and abruptly ended the era of 3rd Wave Girl Power in 1998.

Songs like "Wannabe," "Spice Up Your Life," and "2 Become 1" will of course be in the show, which is named after the last perfectly schmaltzy song the band released before Ginger's departure.

The great news for fans of the group and their bizarre meta-movie, Spice World, is the creative team behind the upcoming musical, which will be unleashed upon London in December.

The brilliant Jennifer Saunders, co-creator and star of the BBC One hit, Absolutely Fabulous, is in charge of the writing for the show. And Judy Craymer — who brought us the over-the-top charm and nostalgic indulgence of Broadway's Mamma Mia — is producing this venture as well. 

The cast has not been revealed yet, but according to Melanie Brown (Scary Spice), "They sing [our songs] better than us." (What! No! How?!) Just think: Maybe the person cast as Posh Spice will actually sing! The possibilities are endless!

While it is unclear whether or not Ginger, Sporty, Scary, Posh and Baby will be performing in any of these shows, forever fans can hold on to hope that they will be making special encore performances at a few given shows.

Because, let's be honest, this is going to be huge and schmaltzy and hysterical and awesome in every single way.

Zig-a-zig-ah.