Washington, D.C.’s National Theatre has rounded out its 2018–2019 season with six national tours, including an upcoming engagement of Jim Steinman’s Bat Out of Hell musical.
As previously announced, the lineup begins with the world premiere of the musical adaptation of Beetlejuice, running October 14–November 18. Alex Timbers will direct the stage take on Tim Burton’s dark comedy, which features a score by Australian composer-comedian Eddie Perfect and a book by Anthony King and Scott Brown. The production is expected to transfer to Broadway, though no official plans have been announced.
Rounding out the season is Jim Steinman’s Bat Out of Hell the Musical, based on the 1977 Meat Loaf album of the same name, running May 7–26. The musical, directed by Jay Scheib, premiered last year in Manchester before a London transfer (the show currently runs at the Dominion Theatre in the West End) and North American premiere in Toronto. It is expected to announce a national tour, including an October launch in Detroit, soon.