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)


Great singing, Entertaining, Great staging, Confusing, Disappointing
Avg Score

Juvenile, Great singing, Raunchy, Edgy, Disappointing

See it if you love meatloaf's music, like loud and high action, musicals, don't need much in the way of plot or likable characters

Don't see it if you don't like loud overblown musicals with little (and not very clear or compelling) plot

Also could have and should have been better, esp with the talent in the cas... Read more Read less

Kinetic, Entertaining, Energetic, Creative, Great singing

See it if you like the songs of Meat Loaf and want to hear them sung with the amazing voices of Lena Hall and cast. The singing makes the show.

Don't see it if you do not like the rock and Meat Loaf and are looking for a conventional musical. This is edgy, energetic, and pure rock and roll.

Also I listened to the soundtrack after the show, and the lyrics made me cl... Read more Read less

Great songs, Confusing, Disappointing, Insipid, Great singing

See it if You love the songs of Meatloaf well sung well played, high energy performances. Smoke strobes explosions.

Don't see it if You're not familiar w/the albums, like to be engaged by a story and characters. Choreography = aerobics class. Embarassed for all

Entertaining, Edgy, Great singing

See it if You live meatloaf music. If you live high energy shows. If you love great singing

Don't see it if You don’t like loud music

Music and dance 90. story 20

See it if You like the music and you can wait patiently in between a weird plot for the next number.

Don't see it if You’re not in the above category.

Also Singing, musicians and dancing were great. The rest was meh.

Kinetic, loud, artificial amplification

See it if Lots of action. Good staging. Good choreography.

Don't see it if Too loud to understand during many songs. Over amplification with sound effects made it sound like lip syncing Weak dialogue

Also Uneven production numbers. Some were too loud to understand and enjoy.... Read more Read less

I cannot tell a lie: a guilty pleasure

See it if you are a Jim Steinman fan. I am not, really. But friends wanted to go and I reluctantly agreed.

Don't see it if you loathe most jukebox musicals, as I do, and have never been a Meat Loaf fan.

Also I was the only one in our group who had a good time. It is loud, rauco... Read more Read less

Raunchy, Romantic, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy amazing singing, great acting and you do not mind cliche plots about falling in love

Don't see it if You don't like strobing lights, sexual content and don't like cliche plots

Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You like a rousing musical with great songs, dancing and staging.

Don't see it if You are not interested in a rock musical part Peter Pan/ part Romeo and Juliet.

Great music, Edgy, Entertaining, Confusing, Great singing

See it if If you live Meatloaf music. The singing and dancing is great.

Don't see it if If you don't like the music or are looking for a bit of a less confusing storyline.

Loud, Entertaining, Quirky, Dizzying, Confusing

See it if You are in the mood for a rock opera, heavy metal, nostalgia, and Meatloaf (the singer, not dinner). If you want a loud, fun theatre night.

Don't see it if You want a meaningful, thoughtful, calm night at the theatre. This is not your father's musical ... Also, the words are often unclean....

Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy Meatloaf music. If you love Lena Hall. If you are up for anything.

Don't see it if You want a straight up traditional broadway show. This is definitely something else.

Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you're a fan of Jim Steinmen's music, this is a must. The actors sing the hell out of his songbook. You'll enjoy it more as a concert.

Don't see it if you don't like Meatloaf's music. The best thing about the show is the music. The story that ties all the songs together is weak.

Banal, Disappointing

See it if YOu really love Meat Loaf songs but have to deal with a ridiculous story line and not great singing

Don't see it if You don't like loud rock and roll where lots of the lyrics are lost with the music

Entertaining, Indulgent, Great singing

See it if must see if you like rock of ages or Jim Steinman

Don't see it if Steinman is an acquired taste - if not familiar do not go -

Fluffy, Great singing, Disappointing, Confusing, Entertaining

See it if You like the music of Meatball

Don't see it if You want to see a show that makes sense

Entertaining, Intense, Quirky, Great staging, Clever

See it if You like innovative staging/set/costumes, or enjoy the music of Meatloaf. Fantastic choreography. FUN! Romantic.

Don't see it if A mediocre script will stop you from enjoying a spectacular production.Sound very over-amplified in 1st act, so that words are NOT distinct

Also A post-apocalyptical romance - Romeo & Juliet of sorts, mixed in with ... Read more Read less

Great singing, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you like Meatloaf Music & Songs

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy loud music & a show that has a difficult story to follow.

Also This Musical was very disappointing. Classic Meat Loaf Hit Songs, Poor... Read more Read less

Indulgent, Great singing

See it if You like the album by Meatloaf. You enjoy really good singing even without a good story line. You like noisy shows and teenage angst.

Don't see it if You dont want bright lights shining in your face. You dont like the album. You actually want a strong plot.

Dated, Cliched, Banal, Great singing

See it if you are a fan of this album of Meatloaf, or you are a fan of 1970s rock &roll music and you want to sing along.

Don't see it if you expect there to be a storyline (there is basically not) or some serious acting (there is not either).

Good music, Too loud, Dizzying, Intense, Entertaining

See it if you liked the album

Don't see it if you don't like loud rock concerts

Quirky, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you like the music of Meatloaf, great singing and dancing. Story was cute and predictable and enjoyable.

Don't see it if you don't like loud music and sexual innuendos.

Entertaining, Riveting, Confusing, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you love Jim Steinman's music and enjoy listening to his songs being sung by extremely talented singers, and if you don't about plot.

Don't see it if you're looking for a clear plot or are triggered by gunshot sound effects.

Had a concert feel, Great staging, Entertaining, Great singing, Edgy

See it if You are a fan of Jim Steinman's and Meat Loaf's songs..If you want to see rock performances from amazing singers, such as Lena Hall.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of rock music..Story-wise, the plot was not cohesive..The strobe lighting, pyrotechnics, and effects are strong.

Also I was there opening night and saw the crowd around me get into the mus... Read more Read less

Indulgent, Insipid, Disappointing, Dated, Cliched

See it if You don’t care if there’s a plot, you just like the music.

Don't see it if Don’t waste your time or money. Terrible story, bad choreography, pointless.

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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