Ends Sep 08 | Midtown W

Bat Out of Hell - The Musical

From 140 member reviews
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. More…

Join Strat, the forever young leader of rebellious gang ‘The Lost’, as he falls in love with Raven, the beautiful daughter of the tyrannical ruler of post-apocalyptic Obsidian. Featuring Meat Loaf’s iconic hits including "I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)," "It’s All Coming Back To Me Now," and "Paradise By The Dashboard Light."


Member Reviews (140)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great singing, Entertaining, Great staging, Confusing, Disappointing

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.

33
Disappointing, Indulgent, Insipid, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if and only if you enjoy having LOUD, QUIRKY, and WEIRD theatrics bombarding you for two and a half hours. If so, this is the show for you!!!!!

Don't see it if you never heard of any of Meatloaf or any of his music, not a fan of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, and don't enjoy loud rock music.

Also I was TOTALLY curious to see this show, but it turned out NOT to be my... Read more Read less

45
Quaint, Impassioned, Awkward, Expensive, Immature

See it if you're deliberating about the Atkins Diet. A number of men in the show make a persuasive case for no carbs during shirtless musical numbers.

Don't see it if you can't reconcile vogue-ing with Meat Loaf; you're under 45; you're over 65; the book is an important part of a jukebox musical.

Also Memorable line: "I even miss the orphanage."

49
Boring, Great singing, Slow, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if Go if you must see every show that Lena Hall is in or you are a humongous Jim Steinman fan.

Don't see it if I was praying for the end of the show to hurry up and arrive. I was hoping for campy, nostalgic, and fun but it was just 3 out of 3 BAD.

7
Ridiculous, Excruciating, Confusing

See it if you want to hear mediocre versions of good songs with a terrible script, bring ear plugs and have a drink or 5 before

Don't see it if you are expecting something serious. If you want a good laugh and get the joke you might find it entertaining but not how they planned

During previews
20
Entertaining, Campy, Laughable, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if You like to see shows that are so bad they’re good. (Think “Mommie Dearest”.) Some clever staging, moments of great singing and very sexy.

Don't see it if Unless you can laugh at this campy dystopian millennial hot mess and just have a good time.

Also This show was AWFUL...but I loved it. It was so much fun to look at bu... Read more Read less

During previews
15
Intense, Hilarious, Insipid, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You love Meat Loaf and want to hear his songs live badly enough to sit through this dreadful excuse for a musical.

Don't see it if You value coherence or character development. You don’t want cliches shouted in your face for 2.5 hours. It’s laughably bad but also so LONG

During previews
25
Banal, Disappointing, Confusing, Excruciating, Great singing

See it if you know and love all the music and wouldn't mind paying for a ticket just to hear things with your eyes closed

Don't see it if you care at all about plot or presentation. some of the worst choreography I've ever seen and nothing made sense.

Also I LOVE We Will Rock You, so this isn't just about me wanting 'good the... Read more Read less


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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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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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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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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