Jim Steinman’s Bat Out of Hell – The Musical is a Rocky-Horror, Romeo-and-Juliet celebration of star-crossed lovers from opposite sides of the tracks caught in a city teetering on the brink of disaster.
Jim Steinman’s Bat Out of Hell – The Musical is a Rocky-Horror, Romeo-and-Juliet celebration of star-crossed lovers from opposite sides of the tracks caught in a city teetering on the brink of disaster. When Raven falls in love with the rebellious Strat, all bets are off in this love-at-all-costs, rock-and-rollercoaster story based on uncompromising youth.
‘Bat Out of Hell’ by Meat Loaf became one of the best-selling albums in history, selling over 60 million copies worldwide. 16 years later, Steinman scored again with ‘Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell,’ which contained the massive hit ‘I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)’.
Bringing to life the legendary anthems of Jim Steinman & Meat Loaf, this critically-acclaimed production uniquely combines the magic and excitement of a musical with the immense energy of rock ‘n’ roll.
Join us for an extravagant night at Paris Theatre to witness a love story centered around two forever young teens.
This award-winning wild child musical thunders through powerhouse hits including I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That), Paradise By The Dashboard Light, Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad, Dead Ringer For Love and Bat Out of Hell!, in an exciting over the top theatrical spectacle unlike any other.
Jim Steinman : Biography
Throughout his five-decade career, Jim Steinman consistently defied the trend, permeating global pop culture with songs, music videos and phrases that have become part of the global zeitgeist. Steinman once described his songs as, “On the tightrope of being thrilling and silly.” In actuality, Steinman’s perfect equilibrium between emotional impact and comic relief made him unique.
Jim Steinman wrote some of the most recognizable songs in music history and is one of its top-selling writers and producers. He’s credited with sales in excess of 190,000 million units. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in 2012 and the Long Island Music Hall Of Fame in 2016. Steinman was also proud to have received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters degree from his alma mater, Amherst University, in 2013.
“Songs by Jim Steinman” first appeared on Meat Loaf’s seminal 1977 debut album, Bat Out Of Hell. It has sold more than 50 million copies and is ranked #3 in worldwide sales. Produced by Todd Rundgren and featuring E Street Band members Roy Bittan and Max Weinberg, the album has become a musical rite of passage. Steinman conceived the cover art and enlisted Richard Corben, the famed American illustrator, to paint it, and the incarnation was complete.
David Sonenberg, Steinman’s lifelong manager, eventually found Bat Out Of Hell a home on Steve Popovich’s newly formed Cleveland International Records. A one-man masterclass in showmanship, Meat Loaf relentlessly toured the album with the support of four highly influential, pre-MTV era videos (“Paradise By The Dashboard Light” cast Karla DeVito as the “beauty” to Meat’s “beast” and featured the glorious vocals of Ellen Foley). Notable appearances at the El Mocambo in Toronto, the CBS Record Convention and on the UK’s Old Grey Whistle Test added industry support to the album’s growing audience.
Nearly every record label said Bat Out Of Hell would never work. Bat Out Of Hell conquered. It stayed in the Top 100 UK Album Chart for an astonishing 522 weeks and continues to sell 200,000+ copies yearly. It is recognized by the Guinness Book Of World Records.
Sixteen years later, Steinman reunited with Meat Loaf for 1993’s Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell. The album topped the charts in 38 countries and spawned the Grammy-winning, global mega-hit “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That).” Three accompanying videos for the album were storyboarded by Steinman and directed by then-newcomer Michael Bay. Back Into Hell has sold more than 26 million copies and is regarded as one of the greatest comebacks in entertainment.
Jim is also the only individual to have written and produced songs that were #1 and #2 simultaneously on Billboard’s Hot 100. For four weeks in 1983, “Total Eclipse Of The Heart” held the #1 spot, keeping Air Supply’s “Making Love Out Of Nothing At All” from peak position.