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Bat Out Of Hell 2020 US tour now postponed due to COVID-19 precautions

The late-April shows in Tampa, FL have now been postponed as all non-essential business in the region closes.

More info: Information from the venue, Official Bat Out Of Hell website


Postponements / cancellations due to COVID-19 precautions

All large-venue theatre is currently affected by COVID-19 restrictions, and Jim Steinman musicals are no exception. Here's a list of affected shows, and where to find more information on the current state of affairs. Stay safe, everyone!

(Information correct as of 13th March 2020)

Whistle Down The Wind, Japan.
Currently postponed until March 19. Refunds are available.
More info: official website (Japanese)

Dance Of The Vampires, Denmark.
Closed until March 29th. If you had a ticket to any of the cancelled performances, the Det Ny Teater box office will contact you by 21th March for ticket exchange.
More info: Det Ny Teater website

Dance Of The Vampires, Germany.
All Stage Entertainment shows are closed until April 19th. This means that the show has now closed in Oberhausen and will reopen in Stuttgart in April.
More info: Stage Entertainment website (German)

Bat Out Of Hell The Musical : Atlantic City, NJ.
All events at this venue postponed until April 15th. Bat Out Of Hell is cancelled, tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.
More info: Press release

Bat Out Of Hell The Musical : Hollywood, FL.
All events at this venue postponed until April 15th. Bat Out Of Hell is cancelled, the show is no longer listed.
More info: Press release

Hard Rock Hotels Tampa, FL are also closing all events until April 15th, but Bat isn't due to open there until April 21st, so tickets are currently still on sale. But there's no knowing right now whether or not the ban will be extended through April.
More info: Press release, Tickets

Lena Hall's Obsessed : Steinman
Her show in San Francisco is postponed, but will be rescheduled.
More info: Lena Hall on Twitter


Bat Out Of Hell The Musical - cast and sing-along show announcements

Two sets of announcements today regarding Bat Out Of Hell The Musical - the cast is revealed, and various sing-along shows are announced for the UK.

Role US Australia UK
STRAT GLENN ADAMSON   GLENN ADAMSON
RAVEN MARTHA KIRBY MARTHA KIRBY MARTHA KIRBY
FALCO ALEX MELCHER ALEX MELCHER ROB FOWLER
SLOANE TAMSIN DOWSETT TAMSIN DOWSETT SHARON SEXTON

And for all shows worldwide:

Role Actor
TINK KILLIAN THOMAS LEFEVRE
ZAHARA JORDAN FRAZIER
JAGWIRE JONATHAN BISHOP
VALKYRIE KELLIE GNAUCK
LEDOUX ALEX LODGE
KWAIDAN EMILY BETH HARRINGTON
VILMOS AMY MATTHEWS
SCHERZZO REBECCA LAFFERTY
HOFFMAN / ALTERNATE STRAT SAMUEL POPE
MARKEVITCH / FIGHT CAPTAIN ANDY PROSSER
DENYM / ASSISTANT DANCE CAPTAIN JACK HEASMAN
O'DESSASUITE JAMES CHISHOLM
HOLLANDER ANDREW CARTHY
ASTROGANGER / SWING RORY MAGUIRE
GODDESILLA / DANCE CAPTAIN / SWING BILLIE HARDY

"The show has also announced special sing-along performances across the tour. These will take place on Thursday 24 September in Manchester, Thursday 8 October in Birmingham, Thursday 22 October in Wimbledon, Thursday 5 November in Oxford, Thursday 19 November in Glasgow and Thursday 10, 17 and the matinee of 31 December in Liverpool. Audiences members are encouraged to dress up and join in with the performance."

Sources: What's On Stage, Official website


Danielle Steers - The Future Ain't What It Used To Be - video

BroadwayWorld have exclusive video of Danielle Steers' cover of the Jim Steinman / Pandora's Box song The Future Ain't What It Used To Be.

Follow this link: Danielle Steers - The Future Ain't What It Used To Be - video

This is the title track from her album of covers of Jim Steinman songs which is due out on March 2nd.


Lena Hall Obsessed : Jim Steinman - March 27, 28 2020

Lena Hall, 2020

Did you want to attend Lena Hall's Obsessed : Jim Steinman show last year, but you were busy living in San Francisco and the show was in New York, and that's way too far to travel?

Well, good news! Lena Hall is doing her Obsessed : Jim Steinman show again on March 27th and 28th 2020, but this time at Feinstein's at the Nikko in San Francisco!

Featuring the music of Jim Steinman made famous by Meat Loaf, Celine Dion, Bonnie Tyler, and Barbra Streisand, to name a few. Songs include “Holding Out For A Hero,” “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now,” “I Would Do Anything For Love,” “Total Eclipse Of The Heart,” “Paradise By The Dashboard Light” and many, many more.

Info and tickets: Lena Hall Obsessed : Jim Steinman at Feinstein's at the Nikko


Bat Out Of Hell The Musical - Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, Florida, USA. April 21 - April 26, 2020

Bat Out Of Hell The Musical US 2020

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino group announced another venue and set of dates.

Info and tickets: Seminole Hard Rock Tampa : Bat Out Of Hell


Bat Out Of Hell The Musical - Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida, USA. April 7 - April 19, 2020

Bat Out Of Hell The Musical US 2020

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood has announced a partnership with Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment to bring all the excitement of Broadway theater to Hollywood, FL, and the new Hard Rock Live entertainment venue. The first production, slated for an April 7 - 19, 2020 run, is Jim Steinman's Bat Out of Hell - The Musical which includes the legendary anthems of Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf and iconic hits from the best-selling "Bat Out of Hell" albums, including the songs "You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth," "Bat Out Of Hell," "I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)" and "Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad," as well as two previously unreleased songs, "What Part of My Body Hurts the Most" and "Not Allowed to Love."

Ticket prices range from $39 - $109 Monday through Thursday and $49 - $129 Friday through Sunday. Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. American Express cardholders can purchase tickets starting Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. Fans can access venue presale tickets beginning Thursday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. through Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood's Facebook and Twitter pages. All seating is reserved. Tickets are available at www.myhrl.com. Doors open one hour prior to show time.

“We are proud to partner with such a global entertainment brand, Hard Rock International, and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood,” said Robert Nederlander Jr., Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment President and CEO. “Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment looks forward to bringing these fan-favorite shows to this impressive performance space in 2020 and beyond.”

Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical is only one of the top-tier musical performances coming to Hard Rock Live, as the new venue continues to add a variety of diverse acts to the calendar in 2020.

More Info: Seminole Hard Rock Hotels : Bat Out Of Hell


Danielle Steers - The Future Ain't What It Used To Be : Single out now on Spotify

You can listen to Danielle Steers' cover of the song The Future Ain't What It Used To Be right away via Spotify. It will also be released shortly on iTunes.

Her upcoming album "The Future Ain't What It Used To Be" will be 100% songs by Jim Steinman will launch on 2nd March 2020. That night, to launch the album, she'll be singing featured songs from the album and more in a live show at The Arts Theatre in London.

Tickets (£35 - 40) : An Evening With Danielle Steers


Bat Out Of Hell The Musical - Hard Rock Hotel Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA. March 27 - April 5, 2020

Bat Out Of Hell The Musical US 2020

Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical wowed critics and public alike when it played limited seasons at Manchester Opera House, London Coliseum and London's Dominion Theatre from 2017 - 2019. The musical also ran successfully in Canada, Germany and at New York's City Centre last summer.

Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical won the Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical at the Evening Standard Awards and was nominated for 8 WhatsOnStage Awards, including Best New Musical.

In Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical, the electrifying rock songs of Mr. Steinman propel an epic story of rebellious youth and passion as Strat, the immortal leader of The Lost, has fallen in love with Raven, the beautiful daughter of the tyrannical ruler Falco.

Jim Steinman's Bat Out of Hell - The Musical plays Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, March 27 - April 5, 2020. Performances are Monday at 8PM; Wednesday at 8PM; Thursday at 2PM and 8PM; Friday at 8PM; Saturday at 2PM and 8PM; and Sunday at 3PM. Tickets $34 - $104 for Monday - Friday performances, and $44 - $124 Saturday and Sunday performances. For more information, visit BatOutOfHellMusical.com or hardrockhotelatlanticcity.com. For theatre groups of 10 or more, call (609)449-6037 or email boxoffice@hrhcac.com.

News source: Broadway World


Bat Out Of Hell The Musical - UK Tour 2020

Bat Out Of Hell The Musical UK tour 2020

Just announced: Bat Out Of Hell The Musical is returning to the UK for a tour, in 2020. Locations so far: Manchester, Birmingham, Wimbledon, Oxford, Glasgow, Liverpool.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on December 9 at 10am. Some theatres are offering pre-sale tickets - ATG Card holders can buy tickets for Manchester now, and Birmingham, Liverpool and Oxford have announced that theatre card holders can buy tickets from tomorrow (6th December 2019).

Stops announced so far:

Official website says: MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

Tickets and more info


Bat Out Of Hell The Rock Musical - Australian Arena tour, June 2020

Big news! Bat is coming back! This time, the city of Obsidian floats off to Australia for a one-month tour, stopping at Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday December 6 at 12pm. A Telstra Plus member presale starts Friday 29 November 10am and is open until Tuesday 3 December 10pm.

Announced so far:

Tickets and more info


Danielle Steers - The Future Ain't What It Used To Be

Danielle Steers - The Future Ain't What It Used To Be

If you have seen Bat Out Of Hell The Musical, it's very likely you saw Danielle Steers playing Zahara. She has an amazing voice and has been working on an album of Steinman songs for some time. Today, Danielle has teased the album cover, track listing and release date!

1. Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad
2. Surf's Up
3. The Future Ain't What It Used To Be
4. Holding Out For A Hero
5. Total Eclipse Of The Heart
6. Lost Boys And Golden Girls
7. Safe Sex
8. Rock And Roll Dreams Come Through
9. Bad For Good

"Album launch is on the 2nd of March, will be doing a concert in London that evening. More details to follow soon!"

Her solo cover of Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad has already been released digitally as the album's first single, you can get it on Apple Music (UK and US), and on Spotify.


Dance Of The Vampires, now running in Tokyo

Here's a compilation of clips Toho Productions have put together to promote the show.

Tickets and more info


New trailer for the Danish version of Dance of The Vampires

The Scandinavian premiere for Tanz Der Vampire, opens at the Det Ny Teater in Copenhagen, January 2020.

Tickets and more info


Lena Hall Obsessed : Steinman : TONIGHT

19th August 2019. Lena Hall Obsessed : Steinman is on TONIGHT 7pm at Rockwood Music Hall, NY.

Special guests : Danielle Steers, Christina Bennington, and Joey Taranto!

Check out this video of rehearsals! (thanks to Broadway World)


Source

Tanz Der Vampire cast announced for upcoming production

Casting announcement for Tanz Der Vampire, as it returns to Germany this October in Oberhausen.

Filippo Strocchi as Count von Krolock

Count von Krolock ..... Filippo Strocchi
Sarah ................. Diana Schnierer
Professor Abronsius ... Luc Steegers
Alfred ................ Raphael Groß
Chagal ................ Nicolas Tenerani
Rebecca ............... Marja Hennicke
Magda ................. Anja Backus
Herbert ............... Charles Kreische
Koukol ................ Lukas Löw

Principal Swing ....... Lukas Witzel

Ensemble :

Rafael Albert, Bianca Benjamin, Tjesse Bleijenberg, Laura Croucher, Daniel Eckert,
Kim Folmli, Rhys George, Jonas Hein, Linda Holmgren, Lavinia Kastamoniti,
Albert-Jan Kingma, Nadine Lauterbach, Mark Luykx, Sean McFadden, Ross Meagrow,
Robert Meyer, Celena Pieper, Rosie Porter, Laura Robinson, Nathan Saxon,
Amarbi Tsikushev, Manon van den Berg, Janis van Dorsselaer, Vincent van Gorp
& Matteo Vigna.

Source (German language)


Bat Out Of Hell - New York cast on The Today Show

12th August 2019 - The cast of Bat Out Of Hell the Musical perform I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)

Additional note: Erin Mosher plays Sloane in this performance; Lena Hall was unavailable.

Source

Tickets : https://www.nycitycenter.org/bat-out-of-hell or http://bit.ly/BOOHTicketmaster or call the New York City Center Box Office on 212-581-1212 (Mon-Sat, noon-8pm; Sun, noon-7:30pm)


Recent website updates

A few Bat Out Of Hell the Musical New York articles, cast interviews and reviews.

Meaty, beaty, big and bouncy Bat Out Of Hell 1978 tour review added for the UK Manchester Apollo gig

Built To Last Meat Loaf interview from 1979, the future as it was at the time: Renegade Angel and the film version of Neverland

Raving Bull!! Jim Steinman interview from 1989

Behind-the-scenes gallery added to "If You Were A Woman (And I Was A Man)" music video page

Other news:

"Lena Hall Obsessed : Jim Steinman" - Lena has announced special guests Danielle Steers, Christina Bennington and Joey Taranto!

Rockwood Music Hall, August 19th 7pm : Tickets here!


Bat Out Of Hell - New York

Andrew Polec sitting on a Harley Davidson

August 1 2019 - Previews have begun for Bat Out Of Hell the Musical at the New York City Center.

News coverage:

  1. 1) New York Times article by Dave Itzkoff: Bursting Onto the Stage Like a ‘Bat Out of Hell’
  2. 2) City Guide NY article by Griffin Miller: Anything for Love: Bat Out of Hell — The Musical
  3. 3) Broadway.com photo preview article: Bat Out of Hell's Andrew Polec, Christina Bennington, Lena Hall & More Get Ready to Raise the Roof at City Center
  4. 4) BUILD Series talk: Andrew Polec & Christina Bennington Chat About "Bat Out Of Hell: The Musical"

There have also been several video / radio interviews with cast and creatives, and sneak previews, which we've placed in the Bat Out Of Hell The Musical : multimedia section.

Tickets : https://www.nycitycenter.org/bat-out-of-hell or http://bit.ly/BOOHTicketmaster or call the New York City Center Box Office on 212-581-1212 (Mon-Sat, noon-8pm; Sun, noon-7:30pm)


Lena Hall - Obsessed: Jim Steinman

Yes, she is already due to play Sloane in the upcoming run of Bat Out Of Hell The Musical, but this is separate - this is her own show. And it is going to rock!

August 19 - 7:00pm - Rockwood Music Hall - Stage 2

Tickets and info: Eventbrite

Tastes like... Rock N Roll. To celebrate @batthemusicalny I am doing an #obsessed #jimsteinman show @rockwoodmusichall...

Posted by Lena Hall on Wednesday, 17 July 2019

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