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Bat Out Of Hell The Musical nominated for Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical 2017

As announced by Elaine Paige on her show on BBC radio 2, and in the Evening Standard newspaper, BAT OUT OF HELL has been nominated for best musical in the Evening Standard Radio 2 Theatre Awards 2017 for "Best Musical"!

I know you've all been asked to vote a lot already, but this is the biggest and most prestigious award the show has been nominated for so far, so please, please help, and show your support!

Vote here!

If you've got a BBC website login and you're in the UK - it's just one button to click. As always, we need all the votes we can get!

Voting is open now until 23.59 on 29 October 2017

Please share on social media, with this short link: http://po.st/bbc2awards


Bat Out Of Hell the Musical original cast recording

Track Listing

Disc 1

  1. 1. Love and Death and an American Guitar
  2. 2. All Revved Up with No Place to Go / Wasted Youth
  3. 3. Who Needs the Young
  4. 4. It Just Won't Quit
  5. 5. Out of the Frying Pan And Into The Fire
  6. 6. Good Girls Go To Heaven (Bad Girls Go Everywhere)
  7. 7. Two Out of Three Ain't Bad
  8. 8. Paradise by the Dashboard Light
  9. 9. Making Love Out of Nothing at All
  10. 10. Bat Out Of Hell

Disc 2

  1. 11. In The Land Of The Pig The Butcher Is King
  2. 12. Heaven Can Wait
  3. 13. Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are
  4. 14. For Crying Out Loud
  5. 15. You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)
  6. 16. Not Allowed To Love
  7. 17. What Part of My Body Hurts the Most
  8. 18. Dead Ringer for Love
  9. 19. Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through
  10. 20. It's All Coming Back to Me Now
  11. 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.

Availability

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.

For more info: there is a fan wiki page about Bat Out Of Hell The Musical : Original Cast Recording, with full cast and recording credits and is being frequently updated with where you can buy the CD as we spot more shops listing it!


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.

Read more on Broadway World


Please vote in the West End Wilma and Broadway World UK awards

Please support the cast and crew of Bat Out Of Hell The Musical by helping them win the awards they so deserve, by backing them in these public votes.

Andrew Polec has been nominated for "RISING STAR" in his role as STRAT in Bat Out Of Hell The Musical in this year's The Wilma Awards.

And you can vote for Bat Out Of Hell The Musical in multiple categories in the Broadway World Awards.


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".

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Vote for The Joe Allen Best West End Debut Award

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:

We've also got a Facebook group called Jim Steinman's Rockman Philharmonic Deep, Deep End discussion group, if you want to join in (lurkers are welcome too!).


Billboard coverage of Bat's Toronto street concert

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.


Quite Simply, The Best Show


The People Speak...and They're All on Tape

Audience Reaction to Bat Out of Hell



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As my producer Michael Cohl recently said, "40 years and 70 million albums later..."
As I've always said, "Don't let your dreams get all rusty, keep on using them as hard as you can!"
Thank you for taking the ride with me.  See you all in 2017.  Love, Jim

Evening Standard Ticket Contest

BAT OUT OF HELL THE MUSICAL: win a pair of VIP tickets

40 tickets to be won to celebrate 40 years since the album's release

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The cast of Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical:

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The cast & creative team of Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical

Lead roles:
Andrew Polec as Strat
Christina Bennington as Raven
Rob Fowler as Falco
Sharon Sexton as Sloane

Also starring will be:
Aran MacRae as Tink
Danielle Steers as Zahara
Dom Hartley-Harris as Jagwire
Giovanni Spano as Ledoux
Patrick Sullivan as Blake

Ensemble cast:
Jemma Alexander, Emily Benjamin, Stuart Boother, Georgia Carling, Natalie Chua, Jonathan Cordin, Amy Di Bartolomeo, Jordan Lee Davies, Olly Dobson, Hannah Ducharme, Phoebe Hart, Rosalind James, Michael Naylor, Eve Norris, Tim Oxbrow, Andrew Patrick-Walker, Benjamin Purkiss, Anthony Selwyn, Courtney Stapleton and Ruben Van Keer

The creative team:

Jim Steinman
Book, Music & Lyrics

Direction by Jay Scheib
Choreography by Emma Portner
Musical arrangements and supervision by Michael Reed
Set design is by Jon Bausor
Costume design by Meentje Nielsen
Video design by Finn Ross
Lighting design by Patrick Woodroffe
Sound design by Gareth Owen
Orchestration by Steve Sidwell
Musical direction by Robert Emery

Jim Steinman's Bat Out of Hell - The Musical is produced by David Sonenberg, Michael Cohl, Randy Lennox, Tony Smith, and produced in association with Bat Out of Hell Holding Limited.


Bat Out Of Hell The Musical - Live Launch Event 3rd November, 5pm, London Coliseum
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Q AWARDS 2016

Holding Out For A Hero?  We've got one!  Meat wins Stubhub Q Hero Award, presented by the cast of the Bat Musical

True hero:  Meat Loaf was making a welcome return to the limelight when he attended The Stubhub Q Awards 2016 at The Roundhouse in London on Wednesday.

Upon accepting the award, Meat Loaf left the audience moved with his passionate speech.

Fighting back tears, he said: 'Thank you guys, you are so nice. A few years ago Q had me on their cover and they asked if I was the new king of rock and roll, a hero. Let's think about that for a second.

'What is a hero? I know we all have them, but a hero is someone who does something good for someone every day.

'You do whatever you can to bring love back into this world, because folks we need it… Thank you all very much.'

THE STUBHUB Q AWARDS 2016 - FULL LIST OF WINNERS

  • Q Breakthrough Act – Jack Garratt
  • Q Best Track – Bastille (Good Grief)
  • Q Best Video – PJ Harvey (The Community of Hope)
  • Q Best Album – The 1975 (I Like It When You Sleep…)
  • Q Best Live – U2
  • Q Best Solo – James Bay
  • Q Best Act in the World Today – Muse
  • Q Innovation in Sound Award – MIA
  • Q Hero – Meat Loaf
  • Q Classic Songwriter – Ray Davies
  • Q Hall of Fame – Madness
  • Q Classic Album – The Charlatans (Tellin’ Stories)
  • Q Gibson Les Paul Award – The Edge
  • Q Outstanding Contribution to Music – Blondie

Tickets for the eagerly awaited Jim Steinman's Bat Out Of Hell The Musical are on sale NOW!


Bat Out Of Hell  to premier in Manchester

Tickets for the opening run of Jim Steinman's Bat Out Of Hell are set to go on sale tomorrow, July 1st.  The initial run will be at the Manchester Opera House in Manchester, England.  Show dates begin February 17, 2017 and run through April. As further information becomes available, it can be found on jimsteinman.com


Jim Steinman's Thoughts on Braver Than We Are

To be honest, writing and then working on every step of our new album, BRAVER THAN WE ARE, was at first just a "gamble" for me. No idea what to expect, but NOW, hearing it in its entirety---I can honestly say it's one of the GREATEST works of ART I've ever been involved in! It's astonishingly avant garde in the best possible way; experimental beyond belief; visionary; operatic; theatrical, SO SUBVERSIVE TO ANY ROCK OR POP of the last 20 years, Meat is HEROIC is his ravaged voice, tragically inspiringly heroic; I adore Paul's production; LOVE Justin's amazing keyboads and background vocals; It's a super surreal parade of almost towering expressionism; and overall a musical, not just a rock, but a MUSICAL work of genius!! (I didn't arrange or produce; my first song EVER is here in WHO NEEDS THE YOUNG and my latest, the extended bridge of SPEAKING IN TONGUES WHICH went from a fun dick joke to a profound reflection on life itself! And if I wasn't to be cremated, those are THE WORDS I'd want on my tombstone!!! (Obviously, SOMEONE would demand an edit--so I'd need a mausoleum! ) I.AM.SO.FUCKING.PROUD. You can't hear it till mid September, unless you heard iTUNES, who mistakenly "leaked" the entire album just on Wednesday - minus SKULL OF YOUR COUNTRY, the second song I ever wrote in 1968!! Dunno why that wasn't included but suffice to say, it's as subversive NOW as it was back then!! Nothing amazes me more than to end up with a record that, for me, stands with the top ten recordings of ALL TIME!! - Jim Steinman


Pre-orders are now being taken for Meat Loaf's eagerly anticipated Braver Than We Are release, slated for a September 16th drop.  This album features ALL songs by Jim Steinman and includes the title track, Who Needs The Young and Speaking In Tongues, among other collaborations.  Global reaction to the news of the album and the cover art has been immediate and unanimously celebratory!

Pre-orders Amazon US

Pre-orders Amazon UK


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