Tony-winning Hedwig and the Angry Inch alum Lena Hall will star as Sloane in the upcoming New York City run of Jim Steinman’s Bat Out of Hell – The Musical. She joins the previously announced Andrew Polec (who starred in the London and Toronto engagements of the show as Strat) for the American premiere.
Bat Out of Hell is scheduled to run for five weeks at New York City Center beginning August 1 ahead of an August 8 official opening.
In the new rock musical, based on the cult 1977 Meat Loaf album of the same name, Steinman's music is used to tell a story of rebellious youth and passion as Strat, the immortal leader of The Lost, has fallen in love with Raven, the beautiful daughter of the tyrannical ruler Falco.
Polec and Hall (who replaces the previously announced Lulu Lloyd) will be joined by Christina Bennington as Raven, Bradley Dean as Falco, Avionce Hoyles as Tink, Danielle Steers as Zahara (previously, Harper Miles), and Tyrick Wiltez Jones as Jagwire.
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.
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.
“Lena Hall is one of the most electrifying live performers around. There is simply no replicating the natural stage presence of a bonafide rocker, and Lena follows in tradition of Bat Out of Hell’s great ladies like Ellen Foley and Karla DeVito who have forged wide-ranging careers," says producer Michael Cohl. "She also, I might add, follows in the tradition of Meat Loaf himself, who got his start in the legitimate theater before becoming hall of fame rocker.”
Bat Out Of Hell is produced by 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.