Bat Out of Hell begins performances at New York City Center

The New York premiere of Jim Steinman's Bat Out of Hell: The Musical is set for an official opening on August 8, 2019.

Andrew Polec and the Company of Bat Out of Hell: The Musical

Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through! The New York premiere of Jim Steinman's Bat Out of Hell: The Musical begins performances at New York City Center tonight, ahead of an official opening on August 8 and a limited six-week engagament through September 8, 2019.

Featuring a book, music & lyrics by Jim Steinman, the apocalyptic tuner includes iconic Meat Loaf songs from the infamous "Bat Out of Hell" albums such as "I Would Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)," "It's All Coming Back to Me Now," "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth," and, of course, the titular song.

Synopsis: "Join the eternally young Strat and his wild gang, The Lost, as they roam the streets of Obsidian, a post-apocalyptic Manhattan, ruled by the wicked and tyrannical Falco. When Strat first sets eyes on Falco's daughter, Raven, who has been locked away in the palace towers, he sets out to rescue her from her evil father's clutches in a full throttle tale of teenage love, youthful rebellion and living the rock and roll dream."

Read our 4-star review on our London Theatre Guide sister site.

The cast of Bat Out of Hell includes original West End stars Andrew Polec (as Strat) and Christina Bennington (as Raven), alongside Bradley Dean (as Falco), Tony Award winner Lena Hall (as Sloane), Avionce Hoyles (as Tink), Danielle Steers (as Zahara) and Tyrick Wiltez Jones (as Jagwire), with ensemble members Will BrannerLincoln ClaussKayla CyphersJessica JaunichPaulina JurzecAdam KemmererNick MartinezHarper Miles, Erin MosherAramie PaytonAndres QuinteroTiernan Tunnicliffe, and Kaleb Wells.

Under the direction of Jay Scheib, the creative team features choreography by Emma Portner and Xena Gusthart, musical direction by Ryan Cantwell, musical supervision & additional arrangements by Michael Reed, orchestrations by Steve Sidwell, scenic design by Jon Bausor, costume design by Jon Bausor & Meentje Nielsen, lighting design by Patrick Woodroffe, sound design by Gareth Owen, and video design by Finn Ross.

Bat Out of Hell: The Musical premiered in Manchester, England, in February 2017, before heading to the London Coliseum in June 2017 and then onto Toronto, Canada in October 2017. It returned to the West End for an open-ended engagement at the Dominion Theatre from April 2018, which would eventually play its final West End performance on January 5, 2019. The North American Tour kicked off with a return engagement in Toronto in the fall of 2018.

Bat Out of Hell: The Musical is produced by Michael Cohl, Tony Smith, Bob Broderick, Lorne Gertner, and David Sonenberg.

Bat Out of Hell Tickets are available now for performances through September 8, 2019.

(Photo courtesy of Specular)