Bat Out of Hell - The Musical
Bat Out of Hell - The Musical
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Bat Out of Hell - The Musical NYC Reviews and Tickets

72%
(272 Reviews)
Positive
69%
Mixed
20%
Negative
11%
Members say
Great singing, Entertaining, Great staging, Confusing, Disappointing

About the Show

"Bat Out of Hell" brings to life the legendary anthems of Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf, in a production that combines the magic of a musical, with the immense energy of rock 'n' roll.

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Member Reviews (272)

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815 Reviews | 889 Followers
74
Fun, Fluffy, Great singing, Great music

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.

791 Reviews | 1003 Followers
74
Great music, Great singing, Entertaining, Silly

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.

878 Reviews | 218 Followers
75
Quirky, Fluffy, Great staging, Great singing, Ambitious

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.

507 Reviews | 1868 Followers
10
Horrible, Indulgent, Confusing

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.

713 Reviews | 119 Followers
63
Disappointing, Great singing, Cliched, Weak plot, Dramatic staging

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.

MJK
677 Reviews | 187 Followers
40
Confusing, Unnecessary, Ridiculous, Insipid, Great singing

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

687 Reviews | 113 Followers
74
Slow, Indulgent, Edgy, Dizzying, Entertaining

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

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506 Reviews | 1002 Followers
95
Resonant, Raunchy, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Powerful singing from OUR TIME. Innovative staging.Meatloaf is real again Great idea to keep some of the UK talent too..

Don't see it if Not sure if the videos work. Divided opinion in our group. Rock n Roll has to be in your head City Center is huge.. Read more

Critic Reviews (23)

The New York Times
August 8th, 2019

"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."
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Time Out New York
August 8th, 2019

★★ "'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.'"
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The Hollywood Reporter
August 8th, 2019

"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."
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Variety
August 8th, 2019

"Composer Jim Steinman turns his platinum-plated albums for Meat Loaf into a torrid tale of gangly gang romance, immortality and baffling choreography."
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The Observer
August 12th, 2019

"'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."
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Chicago Tribune
August 8th, 2019

"Meat Loaf-inspired musical ‘Bat Out of Hell’ arrives off-Broadway, and far from paradise."
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New York Post
August 8th, 2019

★★ "‘Bat Out of Hell: The Musical’ pummels the senses."
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AM New York
August 8th, 2019

2.5./4 stars. " Over-the-top Meat Loaf musical bewilders, in a good way"
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