From Here to Eternity. Photo by Mark Senior

Stage Spy: Is Stuart Brayson & Tim Rice musical From Here To Eternity US bound?

Rumours are coming in that musical From Here To Eternity may be heading to the United States.

The show is adapted from the classic novel by James Jones, and boasts music by Stuart Brayson (Bess The Musical), lyrics by Tim Rice (Evita, Disney’s The Lion King, Chess) and a book by Donald Rice and Bill Oakes.

A revival took place late last year at Charing Cross Theatre in London, directed by Brett Smock and starring Jonny Amies, Jonathan Bentley, Adam Rhys-Charles, Carley Stenson and Desmonda Cathabel.

That was the first West End revival since the show premiered at the Shaftesbury Theatre in October 2013 starring Robert Lonsdale, the late Darius Campbell, Ryan Sampson, Siubhan Harrison and Rebecca Thornhill.

The show has been extensively re-worked in the intervening years and has already had two successful stagings in the US.

And it may be getting another re-working, with Brayson taking to Twitter yesterday to say that he was writing a new song with Tim Rice for an unnamed show, that featured “Beautiful. Haunting. Enchanting. Perfect” lyrics from Rice.

It’s believed this new song is for a potential new US production of From Here to Eternity next Spring 2024, although it is unclear if it’s Broadway bound.

The musical tells the tale of illicit love and army life set against the backdrop of Pearl Harbor in 1941.

Brayson’s latest show is new musical The Dolce Vita, which was recently workshopped.

Tim Rice’s shows continue to play around the world, including current UK tours of Jesus Christ Superstar, Disney’s Aladdin and The Wizard of Oz.

👤 📅12 September 2023
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📷 Main photo: From Here to Eternity. at Charing cross Theatre (2022). Photo by Mark Senior

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