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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)


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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.

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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.

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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

Bat Out Of Hell The Musical cast announcement: Billy Lewis Jr returns

Billy Lewis Jr returns to the cast of Bat Out Of Hell The Musical for its New York run.

You may have seen him before in the show playing Jagwire, but this time he'll be playing Ledoux!

Tickets NOW ON SALE : https://www.nycitycenter.org/bat-out-of-hell or call 212-581-1212 (Mon-Sat, noon-8pm; Sun, noon-7:30pm)


Tanz Der Vampire to return to Stuttgart

If you're wondering what's in store for Tanz Der Vampire in Germany when it closes in Oberhausen… it's returning to Stuttgart from April 2020.

More details: Stage Entertainment website


Lena Hall joins the New York cast of Bat Out Of Hell The Musical!

Cast announcement for the upcoming New York production of Bat Out Of Hell the musical : Lena Hall as Sloane! If you're not familiar with her, she's a Tony winner (for Hedwig And The Angry Inch back in 2014) and a Grammy nominee, and look her up on YouTube for her Lena Hall OBSESSED channel to listen to what she's vocally capable of - you won't regret it!

Introducing #BATtheMusical’s Sloane... Lena Hall!

Introducing #BATtheMusical’s Sloane... Lena Hall! We are so ready to have Lena join the #BatFam and raise the roof with us at New York City Center this summer! 🤘

Posted by Bat Out Of Hell the Musical: New York on Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Follow @BATtheMusicalNY on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

Tickets NOW ON SALE : https://www.nycitycenter.org/bat-out-of-hell or call 212-581-1212 (Mon-Sat, noon-8pm; Sun, noon-7:30pm)


Dream Engine 2019

Baal (Andrew Polec), with The Tribe

Songs And Scenes From The Dream Engine at Kirby Theater, Amherst College, MA., was a grand triumph. Pictured are Andrew Polec as Baal, with The Tribe - in rehearsal. The bit you're waiting for: video footage is coming! And we'll add a new section for Dream Engine 2019 to this site. Thanks to everyone involved, you've put on an incredible show!


New website content!

We've added a few new sections to this website recently.


Meat Loaf Sends A Message

Meat Loaf has a message (and health warning) about Bat Out Of Hell The Musical (watch the video with sound on!)

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Tickets NOW ON SALE : https://www.nycitycenter.org/bat-out-of-hell or call 212-581-1212 (Mon-Sat, noon-8pm; Sun, noon-7:30pm)


Bat Out Of Hell The Musical - New York City Center Cast Announced

The cast have been announced for the 2019 NYCC production of Bat Out Of Hell The Musical.

MAIN CAST:

Strat ................................... Andrew Polec
Raven ........................... Christina Bennington
Falco ................................... Bradley Dean
Sloane ............................. [TO BE ANNOUNCED]
Zahara ............................... Danielle Steers
Jagwire .......................... Tyrick Wiltez Jones
Tink .................................. Avionce Hoyles

ENSEMBLE:

Will Branner
Lincoln Clauss
Kayla Cyphers
Jessica Jaunich
Paulina Jurzec
Adam Kemmerer
Nick Martinez
Harper Miles
Erin Mosher
Aramie Payton
Andres Quintero
Tiernan Tunnicliffe
Kaleb Wells

Tickets NOW ON SALE : https://www.nycitycenter.org/bat-out-of-hell


Bat Out Of Hell The Musical - New York City Center from August 1st 2019

Jim Steinman's Bat Out Of Hell The Musical hits the US this summer for a strictly limited 6 week run, at the New York City Center.

The story is set in the near future, in the dystopian city of Obsidian, built on the ruins of Manhattan. A man named Falco rules with an iron fist from his tower, with his wife Sloane and daughter Raven. And down in the tunnels live a pack of beautiful mutants; Strat and The Lost. Prepare for a story of fire, conflict and love!

Tickets go on sale May 15th 2019 from 10am EST : https://www.nycitycenter.org/bat-out-of-hell

Follow @BATtheMusicalNY on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

Also follow Jim on Instagram, Twitter.

Official website: batoutofhellmusical.com

Trailer (note: this shows the London 2018 cast):

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Tanz Der Vampire to open in Oberhausen, Germany in October 2019

Dance Of The Vampires, Oberhausen 2019

Some good news and bad news for Steinman fans in the NRW region of Germany; the bad news is - Bat Out Of Hell das Musical closes this September at the Metronom Theatre, Oberhausen. The good news is - Tanz Der Vampire is opening at the same venue from October for 5 months!

More info and tickets: Tanz Der Vampire official website


Dance Of The Vampires to open in Copenhagen, Denmark

Dance Of The Vampires, Copenhagen 2019

Great news for Scandinavian fans of the musical Tanz Der Vampire - the first ever Scandinavian production opens in Denmark next year!

Under the name Dance Of The Vampires, the musical is due to open at Det Ny Teater, Copenhagen, Denmark : 23rd January 2020 - 19th April 2020

A musical by MICHAEL KUNZE and JIM STEINMAN
Musical Supervisor: MICHAEL REED
Orchestration: STEVE MARGOSHES
Original production: VBW

CREATIVE TEAM
Staging - DANIEL BOHR
Scenography - PAUL FARNSWORTH
Musical Director - PER ENGSTRÖM
Lighting Design - JASON TAYLOR
Sound Design - RICHARD SHARRET
Translation: KAREN HOFFMANN

CAST
Krolock - PETER JORDE
Abronius - KIM HAMMELSVANG
Chagal - JESPER ASHOLT
Rebecca - CHARLOTTE GULDBERG
Magda - JULIE STEINCKE
Koukol - HENRIK LUND

In other roles -
MONICA ISA ANDERSEN
SØREN TORPEGAARD LUND
ANDERS BILBERG
CHRISTIAN LUND
SEBASTIAN HARRIS
MARTIN LOFT
JAMES LEECE
MIKKEL HOÉ KNUDSEN
ROBERT THOMSEN
JONAS SUURBALLE CHRISTENSEN
PAUL JAMES ROONEY
LINDA OLOFSSON
LINDA FABRICIUS HULTEMARK
ANNE-METTE RIIS
ELISE JOHANNE ANDERSSON
ANASTASIA STOJKO
ANDREA ULVENSTÅL
SAMIRA ALM

More info and tickets: Det Ny Teater - Dance Of The Vampires - website


Andrew Polec Leads Jim Steinman's THE DREAM ENGINE

poster for The Dream Engine 2019

Grammy Award-winning songwriter Jim Steinman's THE DREAM ENGINE will be presented as a special event as part of Amherst College's 1969 class reunion festivities at the location where it all began, the Kirby Theater, with the Tony Award nominated director once again taking the reigns, Barry Keating.

Steinman's international chart-topping global smash hits include Meat Loaf's BAT OUT OF HELL albums as well as Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse Of The Heart" and "Holding Out For A Hero", Celine Dion's "It's All Coming Back To Me Now", Barry Manilow's "Read 'Em And Weep" and Barbra Streisand's "Left In The Dark" as well as memorable musical contributions to the films A SMALL CIRCLE OF FRIENDS, STREETS OF FIRE and THE SHADOW. Additionally, Steinman provided the score for the international blockbuster stage musical TANZ DER VAMPIRE. Most recently, Steinman provided book, music and lyrics for the West End, Toronto and German productions of BAT OUT OF HELL: THE MUSICAL. Of note, Steinman was presented with an honorary doctorate from Amherst College in 2013.

Leading the cast of THE DREAM ENGINE will be award-winning BAT OUT HELL: THE MUSICAL headliner Andrew Polec along with TV/film notable Mimi Kennedy plus several members of the original cast including Larry Dilg and current Amherst students in keeping with the youthful themes of the epic theatrical experience. Special guests to be announced.

Directed by Keating with creative consultation by Pat Cerasaro, associate direction by Ellen Parks and music direction by Drew Wutke, the 50th anniversary presentation of THE DREAM ENGINE portends to be a once in a lifetime experience like no other. Let the revels begin!

THE DREAM ENGINE will presented on May 30 at 8PM at the Kirby Theater at Amherst College. Ticket information is available at the official site here: https://engage.amherst.edu/event/registrations/index/820.


The Dream Engine : 50th Anniversary show

For ONE night only, The Dream Engine returns!

For their 50th anniversary reunion, Amherst College's Class of '69 are putting on a show - scenes and songs from The Dream Engine.

Written by Songwriters Hall of Famer Jim Steinman ('69) and Tony Award Nominee Barry Keating ('69) This will be an hour and a half event celebrating the 50th year of this provocative, controversial work. Show will feature the full Historian's speech, songs with live band, scenes, professional and student performers.

Thursday, May 30th 2019 at 8pm sharp, Kirby Memorial Theater, Amherst College, Amherst, MA.

Donations will be accepted before and after the performance but they are not required. This is a free event sponsored by Amherst Class of '69.

Tickets: contact amherstdreamengine@gmail.com to reserve tickets - leave your name, phone number, and how many tickets. Seats are very limited, so do not hoard reservations and if you reserve tickets and discover that you that you will not be coming please notify the reservations email immediately and release the reservation(s.)


Bat Out Of Hell the Musical : North American tour update

Bat Out Of Hell the Musical - North American tour will launch in 2019 ahead of a previously announced season at New York City Center. The production is working with everyone involved to reschedule the dates and news about the North American Tour will be announced soon.

To sign up for priority tickets for New York City Center in Summer 2019, please go to the official Bat Out Of Hell Musical website.


Bat Out Of Hell the Musical : West End Wilma Award Winners, 2018

Sharon Sexton (left) and Danielle Steers (right) holding their awards

The 5th annual Wilma Awards took place on Sunday 4 November 2018 at the Arts Theatre in London's West End.

Congratulations to both Sharon Sexton and Danielle Steers for winning "Best Performer In A West End Show" and "Best Supporting Cast Member In A West End Show" in the Wilma Awards respectively, for their roles in the cast of Bat Out Of Hell.

Well done! These awards are thoroughly deserved!

Full results: Winners announced for the West End Wilma Awards 2018

Photo source: Rob Fowler (via Instagram)


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