Sir Tim Rice, who wrote the lyrics to the musical From Here to Eternity, which is now playing at the Charing Cross Theatre, has confirmed that there will be a cast recording of the show.
On Twitter, the award-winning lyricist confirmed that there would be a cast recording, and that “we feel it’s important to have a permanent record” of the show.
From Here to Eternity is adapted from James Jones’ novel and boasts music by Stuart Brayson (Bess, Jimmy Mac), lyrics by Tim Rice (Evita, Chess, Jesus Christ Superstar) and a book by Donald Rice and Bill Oakes.
Directed by Brett Smock, the musical opened at the end of October at the Charing Cross Theatre and plays until 17 December 2022.
The cast includes Jonny Amies (Hairspray) as Maggio, Jonathan Bentley (Mamma Mia!) as Prewitt, Adam Rhys-Charles (Curtains) as Warden, Carley Stenson (Hollyoaks) as Karen, and Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year Desmonda Cathabel as Lorene.
Other cast are Leonard Cook (The Play That Goes Wrong) as Judson/Colonel Delbert/cover Holmes, Kyerron Dixon-Bassey as swing, Sarah Drake (Ordinary Days) as Female U/S Lorene and Mrs Kipfer, Dominic Adam Griffin (Identical) as Soldier/cover Warden and Bloom, Cassius Hackforth as Soldier, Robin Hayward (Heathers) as Soldier/cover Prewitt, Callum Henderson (9 to 5 The Musical) as Soldier/cover Judson and Colonel Delbert, James Mateo-Salt (What the Ladybird Heard) as Soldier/cover Galovitch, Rhys Nuttall (Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens) as Galovitch, Jack Ofrecio (Boys will be Boys) as Bloom, Jaden Oshenye (The Bodyguard) as Soldier, Eve Polycarpou (Strictly Ballroom) as Mrs Kipfer, Alan Turkington (Antony and Cleopatra) as Holmes and Joseph Vella as Soldier/cover Maggio.
Alongside Smock, the creative team includes Set & Costume Designer Stewart Charlesworth, Musical Direction & Orchestrations Nick Barstow, Choreographer Cressida Carré, Lighting Designer Adam King, Projection Designer Louise Rhodes-Brown, Costume Supervisor Lucy Lawless, Casting Director Jane Deitch, and Production Manager James Anderton.