Photo Coverage: Evan, Gonzalez and Caswell Sing Steinman at Joe's Pub

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."

Rob Evan singing "A Kiss is a Terrible Thing to Waste" from Whistle Down the Wind with Steve Margoshes on Piano, and backed up by Mandy Gonzalez

Mandy Gonzalez singing a new arrangement of
"Total Eclipse of the Heart"

Elaine Caswell, who was the first to record the Steinman tune
"It's All Coming Back to Me Now" brought the house down at
Joe's Pub singing it once again

Mandy and Rob duetted on "Braver Than We Are" from
Dance of the Vampires

and a new tune "Not Allowed to Love" which was written for Batman

Elaine Caswell, Rodrick Covington, and Mandy Gonzalez with
Steve Margoshes on Piano

Two of the composers in the audience - Neil Berg (whose music will
be presented at Joe's Pub in May) and Frank Wildhorn

Mandy Gonzalez and Rob Evan after the show

Rob and Jim Steinman

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