Tim Rice's West End Production of FROM HERE TO ETERNITY to Hit U.S. Theaters This Fall
Tim Rice ("Jesus Christ Superstar," "Evita") makes his long-awaited return to the musical spotlight as Fathom Events and Omniverse Vision present the legendary lyricist's stage adaptation of "From Here to Eternity." This will mark The First Time that Fathom Events and Omniverse vision have partnered to capture a stage production, which took place in spring 2014 at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London. This three-day special presentation will be shown in select U.S. cinemas on Thursday, October 2 at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, October 5 at 12:55 p.m. and Tuesday, October 7 at 7:30 p.m., all local time. The acclaimed production will be making its Broadway debut in 2015, but theater aficionados won't want to miss their chance to catch this magnificent musical in a larger-than-life, big screen experience first. The three fall showings of "From Here to Eternity" will also feature approximately 20 minutes of behind-the-scenes and making-of footage.
Tickets for "From Here to Eternity" are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. The event will be presented in nearly 400 select movie theaters nationwide through Fathom's Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
"I am delighted that our ambitious musical version of this magnificent story is going to be available to cinemas across the U.S.," said Tim Rice. "It's an epic tale with a score to match so it's fantastic that our version will get a big screen release."
Adapted from James Jones' 1951 WW2 classic novel, and set in the South Pacific, "From Here to Eternity" is a gripping tale of illicit love and army life set in 1941 Hawaii, immediately prior to the attacks on Pearl Harbor. Having recently transferred to the base, troubled Private Prewitt (Robert Lonsdale) falls for Lorene (Siubhan Harrison), the kind-hearted escort club girl, while simultaneously his platoon sergeant, Warden (Darius Campbell), embarks on a dangerous affair with his commanding officer's wife, Karen (Rebecca Thornhill), setting the lives of both men 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.