The Book Of Mormon, the new musical by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, has set a record for the biggest day of sales in West End and Broadway history.
The award-winning show, about a pair of young Mormon boys sent on a mission a long way from home, had its official opening at London's Prince Of Wales Theatre last Thursday.
The following day, between 10:00am and midnight on Friday, a total of £2,107,972 was taken in ticket sales when an additional 150,000 tickets were made available.
The theatre's owner Cameron Mackintosh said: "The Mormons have truly delivered a heavenly hit!."
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West End show Chicago is to close after nearly 15 years.
The musical, which went on to be made into an Oscar-winning film starring Catherine Zeta Jones, will see the curtain come down on September 1. Guest roles have gone to celebrities such as Brooke Shields, Christie Brinkley and David Hasselhoff over the years.
Barry Weissler, who has produced the show along with his wife Fran in New York and London, said: "Bringing Chicago to the West End was a pivotal moment in Fran's and my career.
"Running 15 years has been a dream come true. We may be taking our parting shots for now, but the Razzle Dazzle will never fade."
Spice Girl Victoria Beckham has tweeted about her 'amazing' day back with the band:
Thank u to all our fans for being with us today!! X vb
Thank you girls!Amazing to see u all today!!! Lots of love,Victoria x
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Comedian and writer Jennifer Saunders hopes audiences will enjoy the Spice Girls musical and that they will be entertained.
Saunders says the story has a lot of "emotional content" and a "lot of laughs" and it will relaunch the Spice Girls' music.
She added the musical will have a darker side.
Geri Halliwell says she was holding back the tears when she watched the workshops of the new musical.
Mel C added that the rehearsals gave the girls "goosebumps" and it was a "lovely thing"
The girls said the musical supports Girl Power's longevity. "Who would have thought the message is still standing 16 years later".
At the press launch of 'Viva Forver', Geri Halliwell said the musical supports Girl Power's longevity. "Who would have thought the message is still standing 16 years later".
Spice Girls were in London to launch 'Viva Forever'. Emma Bunton or Baby Spice as she was known said the relationship between a mother and daughter is a big part of the show.