Ready for some Paradise by the Dashboard Light? Composer Jim Steinman is bringing Meat Loaf's trilogy of BAT OUT OF HELL albums to the musical stage, officially opening at the London Coliseum where the mega-production will have a limited run from 5 June to 22 July 2017. We can't wait to see the #StageFaves casting for this one. Motorcycle skills a prerequisite?
Tickets are now onsale for BAT OUT OF HELL, a new musical by Jim Steinman, based on the best-selling classic album by Meat Loaf, premieres next year. The musical spectacle previews at the Manchester Opera House 17 February to 8 April 2017, before officially opening at the London Coliseum, where it runs for a limited season from 5 June to 22 July 2017.
Composer Jim Steinman has been developing the new musical for years based on the trilogy of albums: Bat Out Of Hell, Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell and Bat Out Of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose. The original album sold over 50 million copies worldwide and included the hits: You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth, Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad and Paradise By The Dashboard Light. The musical will use hits from all three albums including I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That) from Bat Out Of Hell II.
BAT OUT OF HELL will mark Steinman’s return to the London musical stage following his collaboration with Andrew Lloyd Webber on Whistle Down The Wind, for which he provided the lyrics. He produced and wrote the lyrics for the Boyzone hit No Matter What which was taken from the show. Steinman also wrote the musical for the hit European musicals Dance Of The Vampires.
BAT OUT OF HELL – The Musical is described as a “romantic adventure about rebellious youth and passionate love against the backdrop of a post-cataclysmic city. Following Strat, who has fallen in love with the daughter of the despotic Falco, this new musical is a high-octane rock‘n’roll adventure that tears through over 20 of Steinman songs.” The musical will be directed by Obie-Award winning director Jay Schieb.