Lowe has had a stage career — he appeared on Broadway in 1992 in A Little Hotel On the Side, but he's best known for his screen career, including "The Outsiders" and "St. Elmo's Fire." The play — which depicts a military trial, as Lowe's character seeks to defend two soldiers accused of killing a colleague — was made into a film in 1992 starring Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson. It debuted on Broadway in 1989 starring Tom Hulce.
David Esbjornson is down to direct the London production. He has become a Broadway regular in recent years with The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia? and Bobbi Boland. The show is scheduled to open on Sept. 6 (previews begin Aug. 18) and will run until Dec. 17.