See it if Great singing and staging. The music of meatloaf is a fun show with a weak storym
Don't see it if If you want a play or a musical with a better plotline to it. Plot is weak at best.
See it if You like Meatloaf's music well sung. You are up for lighthearted fun.
Don't see it if The plot concept is eye-rollingly silly. But the music and talent make up for it. Especially Lena Hall who practically steals the show.
See it if You are a fan of the music. The music and the singing were amazing, especially Lena Hall.
Don't see it if You dislike the music. Also, many scenes and songs seemed to go on for too long. The show could definitely benefit from some editing.
See it if Left after 3 songs. Really disliked. Amateur. Flat. Middle schoolish. The critics agree.
Don't see it if Don’t waste your time.
See it if you love Meat Loaf's music. There's a lot great singing and interesting use of the huge City Center stage.
Don't see it if you are interested in a realistic story with a logical plot line. The dialog is stilted and the characters tend toward stock cliches.
See it if like the songs from the album. The singing and dancing is very good. Enjoyable show.
Don't see it if If you want serious show. Long show close to three hours. Read more
See it if you're nostalgic for Steinman's catchy, bombastic, epic songs & want to hear them well-sung by a hell-bent, indefatigable, beleaguered cast.
Don't see it if a deafening, gyrating, bloated, fustian, dystopian, Peter Pan-meets-Rocky Horror-meets-Mad Max rock-n-roll melodrama does not appeal to you. Read more
See it if Raucous, over-the-top evening fueled by energetic ensemble, imaginative visuals & a Steinman/Meatloaf score Evening's stars are Dean & Hall
Don't see it if A hot mess of a show Book (of sorts) references Shakespeare, Peter Pan, Greek mythology & a dystopian teenage wasteland 2nd act too lengthy
"In ‘Bat Out of Hell,’ Paradise by the LED Light: A post-apocalyptic Peter Pan story with book, music and lyrics by Jim Steinman is a masterpiece of overstatement. But try not to sing along."
★★ "'If you don't go over the top, how are you going to see what's on the other side?' So says a character in Jim Steinman's ludicrous new musical...This postapocalyptic rock & roll parable throws off its helmet, revs its engines and rides full-throttle straight off a cliff.'"
"Jim Steinman's show based on his mega-selling albums with Meat Loaf finally arrives in New York City after its national tour was abruptly cancelled."
"Composer Jim Steinman turns his platinum-plated albums for Meat Loaf into a torrid tale of gangly gang romance, immortality and baffling choreography."
"'Is Bat Out of Hell fun?' Yes!-surprisingly often. Due to fearless and big-lunged performances by four talented leads. 'Is Bat Out of Hell' boring? Yes!-whenever the actors stop amassing vocal nodes and deliver Steinman's leaden book scenes, your heart sinks."
"Meat Loaf-inspired musical ‘Bat Out of Hell’ arrives off-Broadway, and far from paradise."
★★ "‘Bat Out of Hell: The Musical’ pummels the senses."
2.5./4 stars. " Over-the-top Meat Loaf musical bewilders, in a good way"