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Geri Halliwell shocked over Spice Girls musical cancellation

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May 02, 2013 | 6:42am EDT

Geri Halliwell has voiced her devastation over the early closure of the Spice Girls musical. Viva Forever!, which features the girl band's songs, opened in London's West End in December (12), but theatre bosses have decided to bring the curtain down eight months early due to slow ticket sales. The show was scheduled to run until February, 2014, but it will now close next month (Jun13), and Halliwell has expressed her disappointment in a post on Twitter.com, writing, "We love u (sic) all Viva Forever, what a shocka (sic), gutted." A message from the show's producer, Judy Craymer, reads, "It is with a heavy heart that I've had to make this very difficult decision to post closing notice for Viva Forever!... Despite the wonderful audiences, extremely positive feedback and the standing ovation at every performance... we just can't make it work. I am extremely proud of everyone involved in this production. Viva Forever! may be taking it's leave for now in the West End but the legacy of Spice Girls will never fade!"

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