Andrew Polec, Christina Bennington and the cast of BAT OUT OF HELL are making Jim Steinman's 40-year-old dream - and doing so in spectacular fashion as evidenced by new production footage released today ahead of the show's London transfer (and official world premiere) in June...
Jim Steinman always intended the songs he wrote for Meat Loaf s legendary album Bat Out of Hell to be turned into a stage show - and now we can get a taste of the fruits of that 40-year-old dream.
The show's first video trailer showcases the musical’s versions of classic Steinman and Meat Loaf hits Bat Out Of Hell, I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That), Dead Ringer For Love, Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad, For Crying Out Loud, Dead Ringer For Love and Paradise By The Dashboard Light.
Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical - which has book, music and lyrics by Steinman - is a romantic adventure about rebellious youth and passionate love, set against the backdrop of a post-cataclysmic city adrift from the mainland. Strat, the forever young leader of The Lost, has fallen for Raven, daughter of Falco, the tyrannical, ruler of Obsidian.
The cast of Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical is led by Andrew Polec as Strat and Christina Bennington as Raven, with Rob Fowler as Falco and Sharon Sexton as Sloane. They are all featured in the clip, alongside Danielle Steers as Zahara and Dom Hartley-Harris as Jagwire, who perform Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad and Dead Ringer.
As with many great works of art, the genesis of the Bat Out Of Hell album occurred across a number of years. One of the songs was written while Steinman was an undergraduate at Amherst College in the late 1960s. In the 1970s, Steinman wrote a theatrical musical that was presented in workshop in Washington D.C. in 1974 and featured many of the songs that would ultimately appear on the Bat Out Of Hell album, which was released in 1977.
Bat Out Of Hell became one of the best-selling albums in history, selling over 50 million copies worldwide. And 16 years later, Steinman scored again with Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell, which contained the massive hit I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That).