The new musical From Here to Eternity at the Shaftesbury Theatre, with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Stuart Brayson, opens this September.
Based on the 1951 debut novel by James Jones, From Here to Eternity also inspired the iconic 1953 Oscar-winning film starring Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, Montgomery Clift, Donna Reed and Frank Sinatra.
From Here to Eternity is set Pearl Harbor, 1941. Girls sing “don’cha like Hawaii”, the men of G Company sing the blues, and where even on an army base, love and desire are never very far away. When the troubled Private Prewitt falls for the kind hearted escort club girl Lorene, and when his platoon sergeant, Warden, embarks on a dangerous affair with his commanding officer’s wife, Karen, the lives of both men are set 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.
The From Here to Eternity Musical features lyrics by the Tony, Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy award-winning Tim Rice (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, The Wizard of Oz, and Disney’s Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King).
Tamara Harvey (Plague Over England, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Whipping It Up and Much Ado About Nothing at Shakespeare’s Globe) directs From Here to Eternity with sets and costume designs by Soutra Gilmour (Macbeth at Trafalgar Studios, Antigone at the National Theatre, Duchess of Malfi at Old Vic, In a Forest Dark and Deep at the Vaudeville and Piaf at the Donmar, Vaudeville) with choreography by Javier De Frutos (Carousel at Chichester, Death and the King’s Horseman at the National Theatre and the acclaimed West End and touring productions of Cabaret for which he won the 2007 Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreographer).
From Here to Eternity tickets are on sale now!