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Box office phone (the normal-rate number): 02072920900 - normal London phone charges, open during office hours only.
Sorry for not posting ticket details on Monday. The queuing system for tickets that day was very, very busy. Some folks were in online queues 1500+ people long. They sold a lot of tickets though - they took in £350,000 and broke the box office record for first day sales at the Dominion!
Bat Out Of Hell the musical wins Best Musical at Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2017
Bat Out Of Hell has won the award for Best Musical at the 63rd annual ES Theatre Awards in London, beating shows such as Dreamgirls, Follies, and An American In Paris. The award was voted for by the public (yay, go us!).
The ceremony took place last night at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, and the award was graciously received by Andrew Polec and Christina Bennington, who had flown back to England from Toronto to receive the award.
"We're so delighted to be representing what is really 60... 70... 80... 90 hard working, incredible people of this team. So it's really a 'Well Done' for all of them and it's fantastic to be here", Christina said, speaking on BBC Radio 2.
"Yeah, all their blood, sweat and tears, and it's a huge, huge thank you to all of our fans - I mean, throughout the generations. They have been so lovely in supporting this show, singing at the top of their lungs when they come to see the show" - Andrew Polec continued.
Ken Bruce (host): "But there's something about the music of Jim Steinman. Did know much about his songs before you took part?"
Both: "Definitely", "Yeah"
Christina: "I think what's wonderful is - I heard the music of Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf through my parents. It was driving anthems and that kind of thing, and I think we see that reflected in our audiences; we get people who this music means so much to them and they have nostalgia for it because it's been 40+ years that they've been listening. And we have 18 year-olds who come and they relate to it. We have multi-generational family trips. And that's what's so incredible. This music reaches out and grabs you by the heart and soul and gut, no matter what age you are."
"It's a huge honour for all of the cast to be given that responsibility, and especially to be taking the baton from the legend that is Meat Loaf. Everyone has such a love for him and his voice and his energy, and Andrew along with the rest of the cast have got that challenge of giving it their own spin"
Bat Out Of Hell the Musical nominated for eight WhatsOnStage awards
Bat Out Of Hell the Musical has been nominated in eight categories at the WhatsOnStage awards.
Here they are in the order they were announced:
ROB FOWLER for best supporting actor in a musical
DANIELLE STEERS for best supporting actress in a musical
JON BAUSOR for best set design
PATRICK WOODROFFE for best lighting
JAY SCHEIB for best director
CHRISTINA BENNINGTON for best actress in a musical
'It's a good love story,' said Michael Cohl, the rock promoter turner theatrical producer, speaking from his office in New York.
He and his associates took the ENO production to Toronto, where it's currently playing to packed houses. He hopes it will tour North America later next year, perhaps revisiting Toronto again.
Cohl and Julian Stoneman, the show's general manager, said negotiations have begun, with the hopes that Andrew Polec and Christina Bennington, who originated the roles of Strat and Raven, will play them at the Dominion.
Rob Fowler and Sharon Sexton, who played Raven's parents, are also in discussions about the West End return.
Nominate Bat Out Of Hell in the WhatsOnStage Awards
Nominations are open for the 18th annual WhatsOnStage awards. "The only major UK theatre awards in which you, the audience, are the judges"
Does that sound to you like an invitation to vote for Bat Out Of Hell and its cast and creatives in every category possible? Me too! Let's get voting!
Sixteen more performances will be added, all during the high-demand holiday season, December 27 to January 7. To accommodate the holidays, a special schedule that includes more matinees has been added.
Tickets to the new extension performances will go on public sale on Monday, October 30 through mirvish.com, over the phone at 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333, and in-person at the Ed Mirvish Theatre box office, 244 Victoria St.
Tues – Sat 8pm, Wed 1:30pm, Sat & Sun 2pm
No performance: Oct 31 & Dec 26
Added performances: Nov 5, 7:30pm
Wed Dec 27 1:30pm & 8pm
Thurs Dec 28 1:30pm & 8pm
Sat Dec 30 2pm & 8pm
Sun Dec 31 2pm
No performance on Dec 26
Bat Out Of Hell The Musical nominated for Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical 2017
Bat Out Of Hell the Musical original cast recording
1. Love and Death and an American Guitar
2. All Revved Up with No Place to Go / Wasted Youth
3. Who Needs the Young
4. It Just Won't Quit
5. Out of the Frying Pan And Into The Fire
6. Good Girls Go To Heaven (Bad Girls Go Everywhere)
7. Two Out of Three Ain't Bad
8. Paradise by the Dashboard Light
9. Making Love Out of Nothing at All
10. Bat Out Of Hell
11. In The Land Of The Pig The Butcher Is King
12. Heaven Can Wait
13. Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are
14. For Crying Out Loud
15. You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)
16. Not Allowed To Love
17. What Part of My Body Hurts the Most
18. Dead Ringer for Love
19. Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through
20. It's All Coming Back to Me Now
21. I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)
Produced by: Jim Steinman, Steven Rinkoff and Michael Reed
The track listing is intended to be the most complete it can be, including the songs “It Just Won't Quit” and “Good Girls Go To Heaven”, which were included the show, but are now gone (to make way for the full version of “Out Of The Frying Pan”) - fans still love the songs and wanted them to be on the album, so here they are.
The CD is out now in Canada (at the theatre and on Amazon.ca) and should be released on 20th October elsewhere. The specific release dates are in the hands of the publishers and distributors.
The album should also come out on digital (iTunes etc) but we've heard no confirmation so far.
Jim Steinman's BAT OUT OF HELL The Musical : multi-nominated in the Broadway World UK awards
Voting is now open for this year's Broadway World Awards, and Bat Out Of Hell has been nominated in the following categories:
Best Actor in a New Production of a Musical
Andrew Polec, Bat Out of Hell, London Coliseum
Best Actress in a New Production of a Musical
Christina Bennington, Bat Out of Hell, London Coliseum
Best Sound Design of a New Production of a Play or Musical
Gareth Owen, Bat Out of Hell, London Coliseum
Best New Production of a Musical
Bat Out of Hell, London Coliseum
The vote is public, so please support BAT OUT OF HELL with your vote!
Voting open until Friday, 8 December 2017. You will need to enter an email address to vote. Read more about the shortlist here.
Bat Out Of Hell The Musical - Toronto run extended
Due to popular demand, producers David Sonenberg, Michael Cohl, Randy Lennox and Tony Smith are excited to announce a three week extension for the North American Premiere of Jim Steinman's BAT OUT OF HELL THE MUSICAL.
The show will now run from October 14th - December 24th, at the Ed Mirvish theatre, Toronto. Tickets are available from their website, or by phone at TicketKing at 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333. Group orders of 10 or more save 25% and may be placed by calling 416-593-4142 or 1-800-724-6420.
Andrew Polec wins Joe Allen Best West End Debut Award
Massive congratulations to Andrew Polec for winning in this year's The Stage Awards - the Joe Allen Award for Best West End Debut. No-one is more deserving. And thanks to all who voted!
Christina Bennington (pictured left) accepted the award on Andrew's behalf and told the BBC: "This category was absolutely ridiculous, and it just goes to show that Bat Out of Hell has the best fans in the world".
Our wild child Strat has made the shortlist for the Joe Allen Best West End Debut Award.
Vote for Andrew Polec as your "favourite West End debut" here!
Public voting is open until September 10th. Spread the word!
Rockman Philharmonic arrives on Facebook
If you're on Facebook, we've got a page you can like/follow for news, reviews, interviews, etc:
Use this link to see full coverage of Bat Out Of Hell The Musical's launch concert in Toronto, Canada on May, 15, 2017. Tickets for the Toronto run at the Ed Mirvish Theatre go on sale May 24. The shows North America premier runs from October 14th thru December 3rd, 2017.