Balcony is $49 at the box office without fees.
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.
Famebroadway2 said: "I will be there tonight. Is the show really 3hrs including intermission?" And, your report?
I just called the NY City Center Tickets & Performance Info line, and they said running time is 2 hours 45 minutes, including intermission.
No reports from last night?
Caye2 said: "No reports from last night?"I'm waiting with great anticipation as well. Can someone please report from the first preview.
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.
According to the posts on the bat fan groups (and this is all second hand) *spoilers*Strat and Raven do the opening monologue togetherNo car driving into the pit (Raven takes the engine out and throws that instead)No exploding bikeNo Land of the PigNo escalator on stage!Additional scene with Zahara and FalcoSloane has a Scottish accent for a small part of it (??!!)
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 ODDNo car driving into the pit (Raven takes the engine out and throws that instead) NOT UNEXPECTED BUT STILL SADNo exploding bike NOW THAT IS JUST WRONG! I FEEL FOR THE NYC AUDIENCES WHO WILL MISS THIS EFFECTNo Land of the PigNo escalator on stage!Additional scene with Zahara and Falco ODDSloane has a Scottish accent for a small part of it (??!!)"
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?!)
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?
I presume that a shirtless Polec and Bennington's short shorts are good effects.
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). SPOILERS 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.
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..
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...
Their contracts also guaranteed a tour...
I personally think it will complete the run through Sept. 8, but beyond that I doubt it.
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