News: From Here To Eternity Box Office Opens

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BOX OFFICE OPENS TODAY FOR FROM HERE TO ETERNITY

TIM RICE’S BRAND NEW MUSICAL THEATRE VERSION OF JAMES JONES’ CLASSIC NOVEL PREVIEWS FROM  30 SEPTEMBER 2013 AT THE SHAFTESBURY THEATRE
THE STELLAR CREATIVE TEAM INCLUDES TAMARA HARVEY, SOUTRA GILMOUR AND JAVIER DE FRUTOS

CASTING TO BE ANNOUNCED


Tickets go on sale today for the world premiere of new stage musical From Here to Eternity. The show will preview at the Shaftesbury Theatre from 30th September with Press Night on 23rd October 2013. Tickets can be bought from FromHereToEternityTheMusical.com  or by calling box office on 020 7379 5399.

Adapted from one of the greatest novels of the twentieth 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 (Educating Rita, Menier Chocolate Factory; The Kitchen Sink, Bush Theatre), designed by Soutra Gilmour (Macbeth, Trafalgar Studios; Antigone, National Theatre) and choreographed by Javier De Frutos (London Road, National Theatre; The Most Incredible Thing, Sadler’s Wells). The stellar creative team also includes lighting designer Bruno Poet (Frankenstein, National Theatre), sound designer Mick Potter (Phantom of the Opera, West End/ worldwide) and orchestrator & musical supervisor David White (Les Misérables, West End/ worldwide). Casting is to be announced.

Pearl Harbor,1941, where the 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.

Published in 1951, From Here to Eternity was James Jones’ début novel. It won him the National Book Award for fiction in 1952. It is loosely based on Jones’ experiences in the pre-World War II Hawaiian Division’s 27th Infantry and the unit in which he served. 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.


LISTINGS INFORMATION

Tim Rice and Lee Menzies for Eternity Productions Limited present

FROM HERE TO ETERNITY

Based on the novel by James Jones
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Stuart Brayson
Book by Bill Oakes
Director Tamara Harvey
Set and costume designer Soutra Gilmour
Choreographer Javier De Frutos
Orchestrator and musical supervisor David White
Lighting designer Bruno Poet
Sound designer Mick Potter

Shaftesbury Theatre, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8DP

Previews from 30 September 2013
Press Night: Wednesday 23 October 2013, 7.00pm

Box Office: 020 7379 5399

To Book online visit:

Performance Times:
Monday to Saturday 7.30pm, Wednesday and Saturday 2.30pm

Ticket Prices:
£67.50, £55.00, £45.00, £35.00, £25.00
£10 off all tickets in preview period (23 September – 29 October 2013)

Group Rates
10+ Accelerator Group Rate (book and pay by Friday 28 June 2013). Best Available seats for £39.50
20+ Accelerator Group Rate (book and pay by Friday 28 June 2013). Best Available seats for £35.00
10+ Regular Group Rate. Best Available seats for £45.00
20+ Regular Group Rate.  Best Available seats for £39.50
All Group rates are valid Monday – Friday Evenings and Wednesday Matinee and exclude Saturday performances and w/c 23rd December 2013

School Rates
10+ School Rate. Best Available seats £25.00 plus 1 free teacher ticket per 10 paid pupils (every 11th ticket is free). Valid Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Evening & Matinee.
All School rates exclude Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances and w/c 28th October 2013, w/c 23rd December 2013, w/c 17th February 2014, w/c 7th April 2014, and w/c 14th April 2014.