"Bat Out of Hell" musical coming to New York City in late summer; tickets on sale now

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Last fall, plans were announced to mount a lengthy U.S. tour of Bat Out of Hell: The Musical, the stage production inspired by Meat Loaf's landmark 1977 album and its sequels, but the trek was canceled before it began. Now, a six-week New York City engagement of the musical has been confirmed, running from early August to early September at New York City Center.

Andrew Polec as Strat, crouching as orange smoke pools and rolls on the stage

The show's first performance will be held August 1, while the official opening night is scheduled for August 8, with a run through September 8. Before last year's cancellation, the production originally had been slated to run from July 30 to September 22 at City Center.

Tickets are on sale now via NYCityCenter.org, at the venue's box office, or by phoning 212-581-1212.

As previously reported, Bat Out of Hell: The Musical showcases a variety of classic songs written by Jim Steinman and made famous by Meat Loaf, including "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad," "Paradise by the Dashboard Light," "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth" and "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)."

The production is a romantic adventure focusing on an eternally youthful street tribe locked in a desperate battle with a tyrant for control of the ruined city where they live.

Bat Out of Hell: The Musical had its world premiere in Manchester, U.K., in early 2017, then moved to London's West End, where it enjoyed multiple engagements. The show also has been staged in Toronto and Oberhausen, Germany.

New York Run of Bat Out of Hell Sets New Dates


The summer engagement will kick off August 1 at City Center.

The upcoming New York City run of Jim Steinman’s Bat Out of Hell – The Musical, previously scheduled to run for eight weeks at City Center beginning July 30, will now start a five-week run August 1.

Andrew Polec as Strat, and Danielle Steers as Zahara. Strat holds a poster of his beloved Raven, played by Christina Bennington

As previously reported, Bat Out of Hell was previously scheduled to arrive in New York as part of a national tour. While the touring production was put on hold, the City Center engagement was not affected.

Under the direction of by Jay Scheib, Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical will star Andrew Polec (who starred as Strat in the London and Toronto engagements of the show). Polec is joined by Christina Bennington as Raven (previously tapped to be played by Emily Schultheis), Bradley Dean as Falco, Avionce Hoyles as Tink, Danielle Steers as Zahara (previously, Harper Miles), and Tyrick Wiltez Jones as Jagwire.

The ensemble is made up of Will Branner, Lincoln Clauss, Kayla Cyphers, Jessica Jaunich, Paulina Jurzec, Adam Kemmerer, Nick Martinez, Harper Miles, Erin Mosher, Aramie Payton, Andres Quintero, Tiernan Tunnicliffe, and Kaleb Wells.

Lulu Lloyd will no longer play Sloane; casting for the role will be announced shortly.

Based on the cult 1977 Meat Loaf album of the same name (composed by Steinman), Bat Out of Hell is set in a dystopian city, where a rebellious street tribe battles against a tyrant, and a forbidden love ignites a war for the future of the city.

Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical is produced by Michael Cohl, Tony Smith, Bob Broderick, Lorne Gertner, David Sonenberg. The musical features a book, music, and lyrics by Steinman, direction by Scheib, choreography by Emma Portner and Xena Gusthart, with musical supervision and additional arrangements by Michael Reed, set design by Jon Bausor, costume design by Bausor and Meentje Nielson, lighting design by Patrick Woodroffe, video design by Finn Ross, sound design by Gareth Owen, orchestration by Steve Sidwell, and musical direction by Ryan Cantwell.

For tickets and more information visit BatOutofHellMusical.com.

Editorial note: Regarding the cast, the above article has been written with the perspective of the ill-fated 2018 US tour in mind, but it should be noted Andrew Polec, Christina Bennington and Danielle Steers originated the characters of Strat, Raven and Zahara in the UK productions of Bat Out Of Hell in 2017-2018 and are transferring over.

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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)