The London stage musical From Here To Eternity, penned by Tim Rice, Stuart Brayson and Bill Oakes, is broadcast in cinemas across the U.S. beginning Oct. 2. A 2015 Broadway production may follow.
The musical based on James Jones' 1951 debut novel that's best known for the 1953 Oscar-winning film that starred Burt Lancaster, Frank Sinatra, Montgomery Clift, Ernest Borgnine, Deborah Kerr and Donna Reed, began London performances Sept. 30, 2013, at the Shaftsbury Theatre, prior to an official opening Oct. 23. It concluded its London run March 29, 2014.
The U.S. screenings take place Oct. 2, Oct. 5 and Oct. 9. Creative team members have stated that they are hopeful the production will have a future U.S. life. A release announcing the cinematic broadcast of From Here to Eternity stated that the musical is anticipating a 2015 Broadway run.
No official Broadway plans have been announced.
The London production was led by Darius Campbell as Warden, Robert Lonsdale as Prewitt, Ryan Sampson as Maggie, Siubhan Harrison as Lorene and Rebecca Thornill as Karen.
It was directed by Tamara Harvey, designed by Soutra Gilmour and choreographed by Javier de Frutos. It is produced by Tim Rice and Lee Menzies for Eternity Productions Limited.
Songs included are "Fight the Fight," "G Company Blues," "You Got the Money" and "More than America."