BAT OUT OF HELL Will Play 8 Weeks At NY City Center In 2019

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Posted: 7/16/19 at 12:06am
I’d say mezz is the way to go.
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Posted: 7/16/19 at 12:18am

V2David said: "If you are going to the show a 2nd time and only need a single seat, I would wait to purchase. I'm not sure what they are doing with the first 3 rows (are they even selling them or rush seats?) But I think you are going to be able to find an amazing seat for a ridiculous price if you only need 1 seat. At least that is what I would do..."

Rows AA-CC won't be on sale. I had tickets in Row AA and was relocated to Row A. They will need the space to accommodate the set and hopefully two of the best gimmicks from London. 

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Posted: 7/16/19 at 2:05pm

Just about every performance is now listed on TDF.

 

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Posted: 7/16/19 at 5:47pm

JSquared2 said: "Just about every performance is now listed on TDF.

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I only saw through 8/18 and I arrive 8/19, but I'll keep an eye out.  Finally joined TDF after lo these many years.  Should still be worth the membership cost, even though I only visit NYC once or twice a year.

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Posted: 7/16/19 at 7:16pm
It’s def worth it, especially for seeing stuff in previews. Def snagged a ticket for the first preview!!
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Posted: 7/17/19 at 3:57am

The fact that the majority of the performances have gone to TDF is no surprise. I hope they are a least able to break even and everyone gets paid.

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Posted: 7/17/19 at 8:14am

SmoothLover said: "The fact that the majority of the performances have gone to TDF is no surprise. I hope they are a least able to break even and everyone gets paid."

And that it doesn't get cancelled (again) at the last minute! I booked an entire trip to NY just to see this.

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Posted: 7/19/19 at 1:25am
Well, they just completed day nine of rehersal, I believe. Andrew Polec has been posting daily on his Facebook page. Think one photo may have been been Lena Hall, but the face was obscured by a guitar. She's standing on a makeshift bed in the rehearsal room.
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Sho-Tunes-R-Us said: "Well, they just completed day nine of rehersal, I believe. Andrew Polec has been posting daily on his Facebook page. Think one photo may have been been Lena Hall, but the face was obscured by a guitar. She's standing on a makeshift bed in the rehearsal room."

Yep, the show's Twitter account retweets all of the rehearsal posts. It's mildly encouraging to see daily indications that this production will actually happen. wink

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Posted: 7/20/19 at 7:25pm

Going to, finally, pick up tickets to this. I'm too much of a classic rock & theater fan to miss it!

BUT, I'm stuck between 2 location offers, based upon price, etc. I'm hoping that those of you on here who know the show and/or City Center well can offer some recommendations.

Do you think I'd be better off sitting in Row B or C of the balcony, a few seats off center OR, Row E of the mezzanine, dead center?

(I've heard a lot of skepticism about the views from the balcony. BUT, might Mezzaine, Row E's distance back be worse.

 

Thanks

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RumTumJM said: "Going to, finally, pick up tickets to this. I'm too much of a classic rock & theater fan to miss it!

BUT, I'm stuck between 2 location offers, based upon price, etc. I'm hoping that those of you on here whoknow the show and/or City Center well can offer some recommendations.

Do you think I'd be better off sitting in Row B or C of the balcony, a few seats off center OR, Row E of the mezzanine, dead center?

(I've heard a lot of skepticism about the views from the balcony. BUT, might Mezzaine, Row E's distance back be worse.



Thanks
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I would sit row E Center Mezzanine. And I say this as a person who is quite familiar with the seating chart. B or C balcony would not be bad but there could be some minor sightline issues if the set design has levels that go all the way back to the upstage brick wall. Hopefully the director is adjusting the staging to the City Center sightlines. If you were talking H through M Mezzanine I would refer you to B or C balcony. Those are actually some of the worst seats in the house. But center E Mezzanine is actually a great seat!!

 

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Posted: 7/22/19 at 9:52am

SmoothLover said: "RumTumJM said: "Going to, finally, pick up tickets to this. I'm too much of a classic rock & theater fan to miss it!

BUT, I'm stuck between 2 location offers, based upon price, etc. I'm hoping that those of you on here whoknow the show and/or City Center well can offer some recommendations.

Do you think I'd be better off sitting in Row B or C of the balcony, a few seats off center OR, Row E of the mezzanine, dead center?

(I've heard a lot of skepticism about the views from the balcony. BUT, might Mezzaine, Row E's distance back be worse.



Thanks
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I would sit row E Center Mezzanine. And I say this as a person who is quite familiar with the seating chart. B or C balcony would not be bad but there could be some minor sightline issues if the set design has levels that go all the way back to the upstage brick wall. Hopefully the director is adjusting the staging to the City Center sightlines. If you were talking H through M Mezzanine I would refer you to B or C balcony. Those are actually some of the worst seats in the house. But center E Mezzanine is actually a great seat!!


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Thanks a lot! I'll likely go with that (barring some unexpected recommendation from the box office attendant)!

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Posted: 7/23/19 at 2:13pm

RumTumJM said: "SmoothLover said: "RumTumJM said: "Going to, finally, pick up tickets to this. I'm too much of a classic rock & theater fan to miss it!

BUT, I'm stuck between 2 location offers, based upon price, etc. I'm hoping that those of you on here whoknow the show and/or City Center well can offer some recommendations.

Do you think I'd be better off sitting in Row B or C of the balcony, a few seats off center OR, Row E of the mezzanine, dead center?

(I've heard a lot of skepticism about the views from the balcony. BUT, might Mezzaine, Row E's distance back be worse.



Thanks
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I would sit row E Center Mezzanine. And I say this as a person who is quite familiar with the seating chart. B or C balcony would not be bad but there could be some minor sightline issues if the set design has levels that go all the way back to the upstage brick wall. Hopefully the director is adjusting the staging to the City Center sightlines. If you were talking H through M Mezzanine I would refer you to B or C balcony. Those are actually some of the worst seats in the house. But center E Mezzanine is actually a great seat!!


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Thanks a lot! I'll likely go with that (barring some unexpected recommendation from the box office attendant)!
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Just went to the box office, so I wanted to share the info I got from the box office attendant. 

I asked for his opinion on the seat location possibilities I laid out above. He actually recommended I get some seat in the front row of the balcony, a little off center. He brought up the point that it overhangs at the same point as the previously mentioned Row E of the mezzanine.

Also, it must be noted that he did have some idea of the show. He mentioned how the show was staged in some massive theaters in London & that it WOULD BE tweaked for this version. He, specifically, mentioned that it was going to be done a bit DOWNSTAGE & he brought up the fact that the 1st few rows of the orchestra were removed for the production. 

With all of the speculation we've done around here, regarding how the show will translate, I figured I'd pass on this info. It seems it is IN FACT going to be tweaked for this theater.

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Posted: 7/23/19 at 2:21pm

RumTumJM said: "He, specifically, mentioned that it was going to be done a bit DOWNSTAGE & he brought up the fact that the 1st few rows of the orchestra were removed for the production."

Was that not the case for London, for the car at the end of "Paradise"?

 

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Posted: 7/23/19 at 11:29pm
My friend posted a picture that they are in tech yet Road Show is happening
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They are not going into tech at City Center until Road Show closes. I do not know how they could go into tech in a rehearsal room. 

 

I think the whole thing about Mezz E verses the first couple of rows in the balcony was a bit of a coin toss to begin with. It sounds like the person in the box office was giving out good advice. I guess if I see things in the balcony at City Center there is a feeling of looking down upon the production where I do not feel that way in the Mezzanine. 

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The show posted extensive rehearsal footage on Twitter yesterday:

https://twitter.com/BATtheMusicalNY/status/1153339049224101889?s=20

 

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WINNER! BEST MUSICAL proclaims the ad in giant bold print across the top of the email I got from PlaybillCub, with tiny, tiny, tiny print below that banner indicating the award was given by the Evening Standard Theatre Awards. Best Musical? What was it running against? 

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They had lights and stuff going
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RippedMan said: "They had lights and stuff going"

Who had lights and stuff going, and where?

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Facebook page is now up!

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dmwnc1959 said: "WINNER! BEST MUSICAL proclaims the ad in giant bold print across the top of the email I got from PlaybillCub,with tiny, tiny, tiny print below that banner indicating the award was given by theEvening Standard Theatre Awards. Best Musical? What was it running against?"

Eff you Steven Sondheim!   I'm really a fan, but I think this is hysterical.

This was 2017 Evening Standard Radio 2 audience award for best musical

An American in Paris at the Dominion Theatre
Bat Out of Hell – The Musical at London Coliseum – WINNER
Dreamgirls at the Savoy
Follies at the National Theatre
School of Rock at the New London Theatre
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ at the Menier Chocolate Factory
She Loves Me at the Menier Chocolate Factory. 

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New York Times article:

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Dammit, Janet! No pool.

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Sho-Tunes-R-Us said: "Dammit, Janet! No pool.

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Well, that sucks. It really was quite a moment. The fall in was pretty cool. But the re-emergence topped that. I do wonder if they left in the car bit......