BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Andrew Polec & Christina Bennington Talk BAT OUT OF HELL and Sing Steinman!
Strat and Raven have taken over New York City and for crying out loud, audiences couldn't be more thrilled about it. Andrew Polec and Christina Bennington, the stars of Bat Out of Hell, reprise the roles they originated in London and Toronto for Bat Out of Hell off-Broadway. The new musical plays now through September 8 at New York City Center.
Below, watch as the duo checks in with BroadwayWorld about the thrill of singing some of rock music's biggest songs, how they maintain vocal stamina, and so much more. Plus, they give us an exclusive peek of "Making Love Out of Nothing at All."
Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical opened on August 8, 2019, and stars Polec (Strat), Bennington (Raven) Bradley Dean (Falco), Tony Award Winner Lena Hall (Sloane), Avionce Hoyles (Tink), Danielle Steers (Zahara), and Tyrick Wiltez Jones (Jagwire).
The three Bat Out Of Hell albums have sold a staggering 100 million copies globally. The first album, released in 1977, is one of the best-selling albums of all time and in 2003 was named one of "Greatest Albums of All Time" by Rolling Stone. Sixteen years later, Mr. Steinman scored again with Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell, which contained the massively successful single "I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)" which reached number one in 28 countries and earned a Grammy® Award. The final album in the trilogy, Bat Out Of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose, debuted on Billboard's Top 10 list, was a top-selling album in 14 other countries, and includes Meat Loaf's hit version of the Steinman classic "It's All Coming Back To Me Now."
For the stage musical, which won the 2017 Evening Standard Award for Best New Musical, the legendary and award-winning Mr. Steinman has incorporated iconic songs from the Bat Out Of Hell albums, including "You Took The Words Right Out of My Mouth," "Bat Out Of Hell," "I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)," and "Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad," as well as two previously unreleased songs "What Part of My Body Hurts the Most" and "Not Allowed to Love."
In Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical, the electrifying rock songs of Mr. Steinman propel an epic 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.