Producers have today announced casting for the eagerly anticipated new musical From Here to Eternity, the world premiere of Tim Rice and Stuart Brayson’s new stage musical which begins previews at the Shaftesbury Theatre on 30 September.
Darius Campbell (Chicago, West End) will play Warden, Siubhan Harrison (Grease, West End) will play Lorene, Robert Lonsdale (Anna Christie, Donmar Warehouse) will play Prewitt, Ryan Sampson (Open Court, Royal Court) will play Maggio and Rebecca Thornhill (South Pacific, UK tour) will play Karen.
The cast also includes Keisha Amponsa Banson, Marc Antolin, Julie Armstrong, James Ballanger, John Brannoch, Abigail Climer, Brian Doherty, Jessica Ellen, Dale Evans, Shimi Goodman, Kirby Hughes, Lauren Ingram, Dean John-Wilson, Joshua Lacey, Carolyn Maitland, Nuno Queimado, Lucinda Shaw, Warren Sollars, David Stoller, Rebecca Sutherland, Laura Tyrer, Adam Vaughan, Lauren Varnham, Stephen Webb and Matthew Wesley.
Adapted from one of the greatest novels of the 20th Century, this gripping tale of illicit love and army life unites the writing talents of Tim Rice (lyrics), Stuart Brayson (music) and Bill Oakes (book). It marks Tim’s first new stage musical for over ten years and Stuart’s West End début. From Here to Eternity will be directed by Tamara Harvey, designed by Soutra Gilmour and choreographed by Javier De Frutos. The creative team also includes lighting designer Bruno Poet, sound designer Mick Potterand orchestrator &musical supervisor David White.
Published in 1951, From Here to Eternity was James Jones’ début novel. It won him the National Book Award for fiction in 1952. In 1953 the novel was adapted into a film directed by Fred Zinnemann and produced by Buddy Adler, starring Burt Lancaster, Frank Sinatra, Montgomery Clift, Ernest Borgnine, Deborah Kerr and Donna Reed. The film won 8 Academy Awards out of 13 nominations.