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

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What does this mean for encores off center?
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How interesting but excited! Just wish we could get more of these type of things! Like Love Never Dies.
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RippedMan said: "How interesting but excited! Just wish we could get more of these type of things! Like Love Never Dies."

Love Never Dies is in Denver now. A friend saw it last night and loved it.

Can't wait for Bat Out Of Hell.

 

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when was the last time a show played this long at City Center? Don't shows usually only run, at most, a few weeks?

A Chorus Line revival played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013. Another non-equity tour launched on January 20, 2018. The tour ended its US run in Kansas City and then toured throughout Japan August & September 2018.
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I want to say it was the 80s...?
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When I saw this in Toronto it was definitely a fun night out! However I think it might not be everyone's cup of tea.

Too bad this won't be able to compete at the Tonys, I think it would have had a shot at some of the more technical categories.
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I was planning on seeing this when it hit Philly in the spring, but now I can save on an Amtrak fare :) 

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its playing city center because broadway theater owners wont give Michael Cohl a house now after spider-man, botching the Night w/ Janis Joplin transfer and calling off a huge arena tour of JCS, he is an absolute liability 

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The NYC critics will make mincemeat of this. It isn’t, by any standards, a well put together piece of musical theatre. I saw it twice. Second time to make sure my eyes and ears weren’t deceiving me. Ghastly. 

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LightsOut90 said: "its playing city center because broadway theater owners wont give Michael Cohl a house now after spider-man, botching the Night w/ Janis Joplin transfer and calling off a huge arena tour of JCS, he is an absolute liability"

And this was without the presence of producer David Sonenberg and composer Jim Steinman. Put all three together, and you get this unfortunate marketing:

"From the people who brought you Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark and Dance of the Vampires comes the inevitable attempt to cash in on a Meat Loaf album."

Couldn't find a Broadway house? Plausible, but I'm thinking the real answer is wouldn't find a Broadway house if their lives depended upon it. Needless to say, this show has legs of milk and sugar-water at best.

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I don't exactly understand, if the Tony's only go by the # seat requirement, why couldn't a show here be nominated? Unless it's just a concert hall. I'd imagined if a show deserved it, special consideration?
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1. What happened with the Janis Joplin transfer?
2. Is CC subject to Bway union contracts?

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RippedMan said: "How interesting but excited! Just wish we could get more of these type of things! Like Love Never Dies."

Yes!

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The linked article now just goes to BWW's home page.  (did they jump the gun?)

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zainmax said: "1. What happened with the Janis Joplin transfer?
2. Is CC subject to Bway union contracts?
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Just my guess, but I believe since this is just a stop for the tour, they’ll be on whatever contract the tour is on.

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The singing and the music in general are wonderful. They toured with many original Meatloaf alumni in the pit, throughout the UK - I donít know about over here.

The story, script, direction and acting kinda have to be seen to be believed but if you love the music, then itís going to be a really fun night at the theatre
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Has anyone seen the show? Hasn't it been very well received in the UK?

Also, I have heard that there are moments in the show with pyrotechnics/gunshots/etc. Are they particularly startling or loud? I know someone, who is interested in seeing it in NYC, but tends to be pretty jumpy/startled easily (with gunshots & the like.) 

Should such a person go to the show or avoid it.

 

Updated On: 10/31/18 at 04:38 PM
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The Bat Out of Hell tour closes this Saturday night.

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Loopin’theloop said: "They toured with many original Meatloaf alumni in the pit, throughout the UK - I don’t know about over here."

Unless I've missed something, I have counted no members of the Neverland Express, in the programme or any of the show's press. (All of the most recent Meat Loaf alumni, incidentally, are busy with their own Loaf-a-like act, which you can learn about here. We'll see which show lasts longer.)

"The story, script, direction and acting kinda have to be seen to be believed"

Ain't that the truth. *grimace*

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trpguyy said: "The Bat Out of Hell tour closes this Saturday night."

 

I heard this as well and it boggles my mind. Terrible for all involved.

 

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How awful for everyone involved.

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Are you all saying the North American tour has been cancelled? The Toronto engagement was always scheduled to end on Saturday night, 11/3/2018.

I'm asking because I'm supposed to write a check for my "January in LA" tickets in a few days. No point in paying money if I'm only going to have to ask for a refund...

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It ends in Toronto.  Tour is cancelled.

Updated On: 11/1/18 at 09:44 PM