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.
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.