To mark the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, an event integral to the plot of the musical From Here to Eternity, the producers of the show have revealed that The Military Wives Choir will be joining the full company of the show on stage to perform a curtain call rendition of the song which is dedicated to the soldiers who lost their lives in the attack – ‘Boys of ’41’.
Lyricist Tim Rice will introduce the choir who will perform the number after the evening show on Saturday 7 December, the date on which the attack was launched.
This week also sees the release of a single version of another of the show’s songs, ‘Fight the Fight’, performed by one of the stars of the musical, Robert Lonsdale. Released through Zobo records, the song will be available to purchase through iTunes from 8 December, prior to physical release in the New Year.
From Here to Eternity is running at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London until April 2014. The producers are apparently actively looking for a home for the show thereafter and will be exploring options in the coming months. The musical is by Rice (lyrics), Stuart Brayson (music) and Bill Oakes (book). It marks Rice’s first new stage musical for 13 years and Brayson’s West End début.
To watch the ‘Fight the Fight’ video go to: www.youtube.com/watch?v=l19JOXXMtq8&feature=youtu.be
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