Classic and new songs from the rock operatic imagination of Jim Steinman were presented to sold out crowds at Joe's Pub on January 30 and 31. Steinman, whose feverish college epic The Dream Engine, inspired Joseph Papp to hire him at the end of the first act (with immediate plans to open at the Delacorte), went on to write such standards as Bat Out Of Hell (album), "Total Eclipse of the Heart", "Holding Out For A Hero", "Making Love (Out Of Nothing At All)", "It's All Coming Back To Me Now" to name a few. Beyond that, Jim Steinman has written stage musicals recently running in England, Sweden, NYC (Dance of the Vampires) and currently, in its eighth year, Tanz Der Vampire, in Vienna and Hamburg.
Starring Rob Evan and featuring Mandy Gonzalez, Elaine Caswell and others, OVER THE TOP joins longtime Steinman collaborator, Steve Margoshes, at the piano, with a group of singers and musicians providing soaring talent to these iconic rock and theatrical masterpieces. "If you don't go OVER THE TOP, you'll never see what's on the other side."