The London based musical From Here To Eternity will be screened in the US later this year, ahead of a Broadway production slated for 2015.
Sir Tim Rice commented: “I am delighted that Fathom and Omniverse are collaborating to capture our ambitious musical version of this magnificent story, as the production and Stuart Brayson’s score deserve permanent recognition,”
From Here To Eternity, ends its run on 29th March at the West End’s Shaftesbury Theatre.
“After four years of partnering with Fathom Events, it is hugely exciting to embark on our first co-production deal. After a highly successful six-month West End run, this will be a fantastic chance for Fathom audiences to see the U.K. production first, before it hits Broadway in 2015,” Omniverse Vision CEO, Grant Calton, said in a statement.”
— Sir Tim Rice (@SirTimRice) March 25, 2014
FROM HERE TO ETERNITY
Lyricist Rice has made an auspicious return to the musical spotlight with this show, his first full work in a decade. Based on James Jones’ 1951 novel, this WWII-set tale of torrid relationships unfolds amid the swirl of events surrounding the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour. It stars Darius Campbell as Warden, Siubhan Harrison as Lorene, Robert Lonsdale as Prewitt, Ryan Sampson as Maggio and Rebecca Thornhill as Karen.
Newcomer Stuart Brayson provides the musical settings for Rice’s lyrics. The show’s book is by Bill Oakes and it’s directed by Tamara Harvey, whose recent credits include last year’s acclaimed revival of Educating Rita at the Menier Chocolate Factory and on UK tour, and the UK tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tell Me On A Sunday in 2010 / 2011.
Loosely based on James Jones’ own wartime experiences, the story follows several members of a military company including Private Maggio, Captain Dana ‘Dynamite’ Holmes and First Sergeant Milt Warden, who begins an affair with Holmes’ wife Karen.
Tuesday 25th March 2014