Filmed in spring 2014 at London's Shaftesbury Theatre, the Broadway-bound musical will be screened on this side of the Atlantic Oct. 2 at 7:30 PM, Oct. 5 at 12:55 PM and Oct. 7 at 7:30 PM. The screenings also feature approximately 20 minutes of behind-the-scenes and making-of footage.
“I am delighted that our ambitious musical version of this magnificent story is going to be available to cinemas across the U.S.,” said Rice in a statement. “It’s an epic tale with a score to match so it’s fantastic that our version will get a big screen release.”
Adapted from James Jones' 1951 WW2 classic novel, and set in the South Pacific, From Here to Eternity, according to production notes, "is a gripping tale of illicit love and army life set in 1941 Hawaii, immediately prior to the attacks on Pearl Harbor. Having recently transferred to the base, troubled Private Prewitt (Robert Lonsdale) falls for Lorene (Siubhan Harrison), the kind-hearted escort club girl, while simultaneously his platoon sergeant, Warden (Darius Campbell), embarks on a dangerous affair with his commanding officer’s wife, Karen (Rebecca Thornhill), setting the lives of both men on a course they cannot control. As war approaches, the worlds of the four lovers and the soldiers of G Company are dramatically ripped apart."
Captured over two nights and directed for the screen by Nick Morris, the production was adapted for the stage by Rice (lyrics), Stuart Brayson (music) and Bill Oakes (book).