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

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Posted: 8/2/19 at 1:15am

Balcony is $49 at the box office without fees. 

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Posted: 8/2/19 at 10:00am
TDF vs just buying a balcony seat. Guess it’s still cheaper via TDF.
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Posted: 8/2/19 at 10:15am

I have already posted this on the Buy/Sell Board, but since people are asking, I thought I would put my post here as well:

 

1 Balcony ticket, E131, to the Tue 8/13 7pm performance of Bat Out of Hell for sale.

Face value is $45 (paid $54.25 after fees).  Selling for $40 or best offer.

I have the physical ticket in hand so would prefer to meet in person in the Times Square area for the exchange.  Please PM if interested.

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Posted: 8/2/19 at 11:48am

Famebroadway2 said: "I will be there tonight. Is the show really 3hrs including intermission?"

 

And, your report?

 

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Posted: 8/2/19 at 2:39pm

I just called the NY City Center Tickets & Performance Info line, and they said running time is 2 hours 45 minutes, including intermission.

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Posted: 8/2/19 at 4:29pm
Going Sunday night via TDF!
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Posted: 8/2/19 at 4:34pm

No reports from last night?

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Posted: 8/2/19 at 4:42pm

Caye2 said: "No reports from last night?"

I'm waiting with great anticipation as well.  Can someone please report from the first preview.

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Posted: 8/2/19 at 5:37pm

A friend of mine works at City Center and they said that the show ran about 2 hours and 40 minutes with an intermission. It was not very full with only the first couple rows of the balcony sold. The company had a dress in the afternoon and my friend said that the evening show was technically solid  with very little sound issues. My friend liked the music and said the singers were very solid but the story line was light and that the choreography was not very inventive and was not comparable to what we are used to seeing on Broadway. I guess the crowd was enthusiastic and that the set design and its placement seemed to respect the sightlines of the theater. I am going to see it later this week.

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Posted: 8/2/19 at 6:03pm

According to the posts on the bat fan groups (and this is all second hand) *spoilers*

Strat and Raven do the opening monologue together

No car driving into the pit (Raven takes the engine out and throws that instead)

No exploding bike

No Land of the Pig

No escalator on stage!

Additional scene with Zahara and Falco

Sloane has a Scottish accent for a small part of it (??!!)

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Posted: 8/2/19 at 6:07pm
Thanks for these first impressions.
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Posted: 8/2/19 at 6:10pm

l0islane said: "According to the posts on the bat fan groups (and this is all second hand) *spoilers*

Strat and Raven do the opening monologue together  UM, THAT'S ODD

No car driving into the pit (Raven takes the engine out and throws that instead)  NOT UNEXPECTED BUT STILL SAD

No exploding bike  NOW THAT IS JUST WRONG!  I FEEL FOR THE NYC AUDIENCES WHO WILL MISS THIS EFFECT

No Land of the Pig

No escalator on stage!

Additional scene with Zahara and Falco   ODD

Sloane has a Scottish accent for a small part of it (??!!)
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Posted: 8/2/19 at 7:32pm

ggersten said: "Strat and Raven do the opening monologue together UM, THAT'S ODD"

In the German production Raven does the monologue, so it sounds like they just can't make their minds up who should do it! (I would've thought them doing it together would make it a bit confusing for the audience when they then see them supposedly meet for the first time later in the show?!) 

 

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Posted: 8/2/19 at 7:46pm
Sad we are getting such a watered down set. You’d think they’re just treat this as another tour stop but sounds like they’ve downsized the show.
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Posted: 8/2/19 at 8:54pm

SouthernCakes said: "Sad we are getting such a watered down set. You’d think they’re just treat this as another tour stop but sounds like they’ve downsized the show. "

Probable, but it is possible some of the "effects" aren't ready yet? 

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Posted: 8/2/19 at 9:03pm
Now, can someone please tell us what effects ARE in the show? Or even changed/added. Please mark as SPOILERS.
Thanks.
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Posted: 8/2/19 at 9:12pm

I presume that a shirtless Polec and Bennington's short shorts are good effects.

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Posted: 8/3/19 at 12:54am

I just got back from this evening's show. I found it disappointing overall, but borderline worth the time and money (about $50 through TDF - far left orch, row L). It was at least 20 minutes too long and would be greatly improved by just hacking away at almost any part of the extremely dull book and deleting or editing a couple of the slower songs.

In addition, I thought the show suffered from mediocre-to-bad choreography and lame '80s rock-video "apocalyptic youth gang" costumes.

On the other hand, a lot of good to excellent music is very well-performed (especially Paradise by the Dashboard Light, and Lena Hall's other duets with Bradley Dean, as well as Bat Out of Hell and I'd Do Anything for Love).

 

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As for effects, they didn't seem all that impressive (or pervasive) to me, but there were some nice moments -- for instance, a motorcycle crash toward the end of Act I, done with a burst of silver confetti and projections of jagged shards.

But some moments were actually very bad, like when the motorcycle puttered along very slowly and far less dynamically than the guy who rode a bicycle -- fast -- across the stage a couple of times.

Updated On: 8/3/19 at 12:54 AM
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Posted: 8/3/19 at 1:16am
Saw this tonight. This first act is rough. Lots of folks seemed disappointed. But the second act pays off...a little.

Lots and lots of effects, but after reading what was going on in the London show, it seems like they don’t compare. No elevators, no cars falling in pits, no exploding motorcycles. There was mostly just a lot of smoke, loud sounds, an interesting video thing and confetti.

During the car scene, a set piece — a gold streamer curtain — broke and fell on Lena. lol

The story was thin as someone mentioned. And I think if you’re really into the original album BOOH albums, you’ll love the music. If not, I think you’d just think it’s cute. Standouts are the ballad Tink sings (Not Allowed To Love), It's All Coming Back to Me Now, and I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That).

I wish Lena had a big solo song. I wish her and Christina switched roles.

Overall, I found the show fun, but unfortunately, I don’t think this is going to Broadway. It’s lackluster and a bit cold for most of its runtime.
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Posted: 8/3/19 at 1:21am
Also, Lena is totally unrecognizable in that wig. I was wondering if it was her or not for the longest. lol
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Posted: 8/3/19 at 2:11am
Saw this tonight and enjoyed it more than I was expecting. Saw it through TDF (seats were Center mezz on the aisle) and felt it was definitely worth it for that price but wouldn’t pay normal prices.

All the big songs in the show were very well performed and I was especially impressed with Bradley Dean and Danielle Steers. Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad, Bar Out of Hell, I’d Do Anything For Love, Paradise By the Dashboard Light, and It’s All Coming Back to Me Now were great and compared well to the originals. Tink’s ballad was also really good. The story is very thin but this isn’t the kind of show I go to for a deep and compelling story. It’s all about seeing those Meatloaf/Steinman songs done in a fun way and the show delivered what I wanted from it.

It’s a bit long but I didn’t feel like it dragged too much, just that it’d be better if it were a few numbers shorter/tighter. What Part of My Body Hurts the Most and Objects in the Rear View Mirror could stand to be cut/shortened. I didn’t mind the choreography although there was nothing impressive. Having read a little bit about the effects in the London production on here I wish there was more spectacle but if I didn’t know about that stuff in advance I wouldn’t have missed it.

I went with my aunt who is a Meatloaf fan and she thought it was great. Show seemed to go over very well with the audience, although the mezz was more than half empty so I doubt this’ll end up doing decent numbers.
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Posted: 8/3/19 at 2:36am

This is some GOOD advice (via a friend) for folks who have not bought tickets but intend to. You can get very good Grand Tier seats (regular 249.00) and I suspect Orchestra for 59 dollars through TDF since the show has not sold very well. On stage right there is a cave shaped entrance and exit with a video screen above it. If you are sitting house left you will not see it. The show is primarily played in a diagonal facing house right. So just some things for you to consider if you are planning on purchasing tickets. It you are willing to do TDF there is no reason to sit in the balcony. I would avoid Upper Mezzanine H through M.

I would see the show sooner than later because there is no guarantee it will run the full 6 weeks due to tepid sales..

Updated On: 8/3/19 at 02:36 AM
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Posted: 8/3/19 at 11:04am

SmoothLover said: " there is no guarantee it will run the full 6 weeks due to tepid sales.."

Aside from the contract guaranteeing a six week run with a possible two week extension...

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Posted: 8/3/19 at 11:42am

Their contracts also guaranteed a tour...

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Posted: 8/3/19 at 11:49am

I personally think it will complete the run through Sept. 8, but beyond that I doubt it.


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