Bat Out Of Hell Announces Sing-a-Long performances

Bat Out Of Hell Announces Sing-a-Long performances

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Bat Out Of Hell Announces Sing-a-Long performances

The producers of Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical are delighted to announce five special performances when the audience will be able to sing along with the cast to the classic hits.  These performances will take place on Tuesday 28 August, Tuesday 25 September, Wednesday 31 October, Tuesday 27 November and Monday 31 December.  On Halloween (31 October) and New Year’s Eve (31 December), the audiences will also have the option to come dressed as their favourite character from the show or from one of Meat Loaf’s iconic videos.  The best dressed audience member on each night will go home that evening with a Bat Out Hell – The Musical poster signed by Meat Loaf himself.

The show is providing a surtitle screen that will allow everyone who wants to, to sing along with the show.

Nick Evans, the Associate Director of the London and German productions, said, “Bat Out of Hell – The Musical has brought the legendary music of Jim Steinman to the heart of the West End.  It’s become clear just how much these songs mean to people.  Our Singalong Nights will be a celebration of that; a chance for our energetic, passionate audiences to be a step closer to our talented cast.  These unique performances promise to become very sought after ….a night at the theatre, a party and a rock concert all in one!”

The winner of the Evening Standard Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical 2017 began previews at the Dominion Theatre on Monday 2 April, with a gala performance on 19 April 2018.  It is now booking through to 5 January 2019.

Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical wowed critics and public alike when it played limited seasons at Manchester Opera House, London Coliseum and Toronto’s Ed Mirvish Theatre in 2017, and has been seen by over 650,000 people to date.  A new production opens in Toronto for a three-week engagement this autumn as the first stop in a multi-city North American tour.

In April 2018, Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical announced a wide-ranging global partnership to support the Invictus Games Foundation, the governing body of the Invictus Games, a global sporting event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women, both serving and veterans.

Bat Out Of Hell became one of the best-selling albums in history, selling over 50 million copies worldwide.  16 years later, Steinman scored again with Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell, which contained the massive hit I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That).

For the stage musical, the legendary and award-winning Jim Steinman has incorporated iconic songs from the Bat Out Of Hell albums, including You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth, Bat Out Of Hell, I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That) and Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad, as well as two previously unreleased songs, What Part of My Body Hurts the Most and Not Allowed to Love.

Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical is a romantic adventure about rebellious youth and passionate love, set against the backdrop of a post-cataclysmic city adrift from the mainland.  Strat, the forever young leader of The Lost, has fallen for Raven, daughter of Falco, the tyrannical, ruler of Obsidian.

Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical has book, music and lyrics by Jim Steinman, direction by Jay Scheib, choreography by Emma Portner, with musical supervision and additional arrangements by Michael Reed, set design by Jon Bausor, costume design by Jon Bausor and Meentje Nielsen, video design by Finn Ross, lighting design by Patrick Woodroffe, sound design by Gareth Owen, orchestration by Steve Sidwell, casting by David Grindrod CDG, fight direction by Stuart Boother and musical direction by Robert Emery.

Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical is produced by David Sonenberg, Michael Cohl, Randy Lennox & Tony Smith.

Website:  www.BatOutOfHellMusical.com

Twitter & Facebook:  @BatTheMusical

 

LISTINGS INFORMATION

Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical

 

Dominion Theatre

268-269 Tottenham Court Road

London W1T 7AQ

Performances:  Mon-Sat at 7.30pm, Wed & Sat matinee at 2.30pm (N.B.  Performances will be at 2.00pm & 8.00pm on Saturday 8 September)

 

Tickets:  from £15.00

Box Office:  0845 200 7982

Current Booking Period:  to 5 January 2019

Running Time:  2 hours 40 minutes (including interval)

Christmas 2018/19 Performance Schedule

Mon 17 December – 7.30pm

Tue 18 December – 7.30pm

Wed 19 December – 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Thurs 20 December – 7.30pm

Fri 21 December – 7.30pm

Sat 22 December – 2.30pm & 7.30pm

 

Mon 24 December – No Show

Tue 25 December – No Show

Wed 26 December – 7.30pm

Thurs 27 December – 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Fri 28 December – 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Sat 29 December – 2.30pm & 7.30pm

 

Mon 31 December – 7.00pm

Tues 1 January – 7.30pm

Wed 2 January – 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Thurs 3 January – 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Fri 4 January – 7.30pm

Sat 5 January – 2.30pm & 7.30pm

 

 

For press enquiries, please contact:

 

 

Outside Organisation

020 7436 3633

info@outside-org.co.uk

Chris Goodman

Sarah Valentine

The Muppets Take The O2

The Muppets Take The O2

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 22: Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog are seen at the o2 ahead of their 'Muppets Take The o2' shows at The O2 Arena on February 22, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Antony Jones/Getty Images for AEG - The o2)
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It's time to play the music, it's time to light the lights…..

The Muppets announce their most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, muppetational, full-length live show for the first time ever in Europe!

Inspired by their hit 1980s variety TV show The Muppet Show, this magical event will be headlined by Kermit The Frog, leading an all-star cast of pigs, bears and whatevers in….

The Muppets Take The O2

Live on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 July, The Muppets will be lighting up The O2 for 2 evenings and 1 matinee, so everyone can share in the mayhem, the music and laughter of a one-of-a-kind live Muppet performance!

Tickets go on sale on 9am on Wednesday February 28th HERE

Following a hugely successful trio of sell-out shows at the Hollywood Bowl last year, this exclusive European show is the first time The Muppets have ever performed their full live extravaganza outside of the USA.  The O2 will become a place where Muppets and humans can come together to share a special connection.

“We’re thrilled to bring this first time ever live performance to all our fans in the UK,” says Kermit, “There’ll be music, comedy, incredible surprises, plus total and complete chaos. In other words: It’s the Muppets! Yaaaay!

“We’ve wanted to do a show like this for a long time, and now—after finally getting all Miss Piggy’s luggage through customs — we have the chance to appear live at The O2 arena!”

Miss Piggy adds, “I can’t wait to be there to entertain, astonish, dazzle and otherwise gobsmack all moi’s fabulous fans! Wear socks, sweetie, cause I’m gonna knock ‘em off.  I will amaze everyone with this first-ever live performance….and, of course, for the official renaming of ‘The MOI 2’ arena.”

Long time Muppet watchers and critics, Statler & Waldorf also have a view:
STATLER: “This is gonna be the ultimate  ‘Don’t Miss It’ event….”
WALDORF: “Yeah, if you don’t go to it, you won’t miss it.”

Kermit and the ultimate diva herself – Miss Piggy will be joined by very special celebrity guests for musical performances, sketches and more. Highlights of the show include the fabulous Miss Piggy in a show-stopping musical extravaganza, a rocking musical jam by The Muppets’ legendary house band Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem, with legendary drummer Animal.  Plus the debut of all-new original chapters of those classic Muppet Show sketches – Pigs in Space, Veterinarian’s Hospital and Muppet Labs and many, many more extraordinary surprises.

To celebrate this special weekend of Muppet fun, The O2 will be rolling out the green carpet for Muppet movies, street food, live music, best costume competitions and a whole host of celebrations for Piggy, Kermit and the gang.

Since 1965, Kermit the Frog and The Muppets have been entertaining the world. In movies, on television, on the internet, and now live on stage, The Muppets have done just what they set out to do: sing, dance and make people happy.

Under the often times steady, but frequently frantic leadership of Kermit the Frog, The Muppets have made eight theatrical motion pictures, countless television specials and appearances and, of course, that international mahna-mahna…. excuse us, we mean “phenomena”….The Muppet Show.

With a cast of characters headlined by the inimitable, yet exasperating Miss Piggy, the hilarious Fozzie Bear, the inexplicable Great Gonzo and the extremely-loud Animal, The Muppets remain as beloved and befuddling entertaining as ever. So, please stop reading this — because if you’re here then you probably already know all this stuff – and join the aforementioned entertainers – plus Sam Eagle, The Swedish Chef, Pepé the King Prawn, Lew Zealand, Rowlf and so many more! It’s time to get things started. This is what we call The Muppets Take The O2.

And while this is the first ever live show for The Muppets in London, they are honorary citizens of the UK’s capital….

  • The Muppet Show – their original 1976 TV show – was filmed at Elstree Studios, London
  • In their second feature film The Great Muppet Caper (1981), The Muppets must travel to London to stop a jewel heist…..
  • In 1992, their fourth film, The Muppet Christmas Carol, was an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic book and is based in London. This film starred possibly one of London’s most famous sons – Sir Michael Caine
  • Jim Henson’s Creature Shop which created some of world’s most memorable characters and was a fundamental part of films like The Muppet Christmas Carol was based in Hampstead and then Camden in North London until 2005
  • Muppets Most Wanted, their most recent film starring Ricky Gervais, ends with a heist at the Tower of London. London was also the backdrop to much of the film with buildings like Holborn’s Freemasons’ Hall doubling as a Spanish art gallery
WEST END SUPERGROUP LEADING LADIES’ “SONGS FROM THE STAGE” IS OUT NOW!

WEST END SUPERGROUP LEADING LADIES’ “SONGS FROM THE STAGE” IS OUT NOW!

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“SONGS FROM THE STAGE” IS OUT NOW!

West End’s most exciting new supergroup Leading Ladies – starring Amber Riley (“Dreamgirls”), Beverley Knight (“The Bodyguard”), and Cassidy Janson (“Beautiful”) – have released “Songs From The Stage”, an album of unforgettable songs from iconic musicals, through East West Records/Warner. The album features ‘One Night Only’ – the BBC Radio 2 A-list single – and ‘Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow’.

The trio of celebrated stage queens have been wowing audiences with their sublime harmonies and powerhouse vocals, earning rave reviews for their live performance on BBC Radio 2’s The Chris Evans Breakfast Show earlier this month (Listen on iPlayer HERE – 2’02 ‘I’m Every Woman’, 2’19 ‘One Night Only’, 2’47 ‘Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow’ and 2’56 ‘Freedom’). Don’t miss show-stopping performances from the the Leading Ladies on Children in Need tonight, Strictly Come Dancing (3 December) and on The Royal Variety Show (17 December).

“Songs From The Stage” hears the Leading Ladies bring to life classics from musicals such as “Dreamgirls”, “The Bodyguard”, “Beautiful”, “Cats”, “Rent”, “Funny Girl”, “Memphis”, “Hamilton” and more. The album is produced by Grammy Award-winning British producer Brian Rawling, who has worked with chart-topping artists such as Cher, Tina Turner and Lionel Richie.

The Leading Ladies said: “We all knew we’d have so much fun making a record like this. Every track means something to us – whether it had been from a show one of us had done or from musicals we love. There were so many beautiful songs to choose from, it was near impossible to shortlist to one album.”

“Songs From The Stage” tracklisting

  1. One Night Only (“Dreamgirls”)
  2. Seasons of Love (“Rent”)
  3. I’m Every Woman (“The Bodyguard”)
  4. You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman (“Beautiful”)
  5. Wind Beneath My Wings (“Beaches”)
  6. Helpless (“Hamilton”)
  7. Memory (“Cats”)
  8. Somebody to Love (“We Will Rock You”)
  9. Falling Slowly (“Once”)
  10. Love Will Stand (“Memphis”)
  11. Raise The Roof (“The Wild Party”)
  12. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (“Beautiful”)
  13. Don’t Rain On My Parade (“Funny Girl”)
  14. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (“Meet Me in St. Louis”)

 

“A force to be reckoned with” – MUSICAL THEATRE REVIEW

 “Expect big, BIG voices and many a sing-a-long moments  – OFFICIAL CHARTS

 

Each of the Leading Ladies are accomplished stars of stage, music and screen in their own right.

Amber Riley – already a globally-renowned star from her six-year stint in the hit TV musical series “Glee” – made her transformation into a bonafide theatre star in November last year with her West End debut. Her portrayal of Effie White in “Dreamgirls” earned her Olivier and What’s On Stage awards for Best Actress in a Musical this year. Amber also has a Screen Actors Guild Award for her portrayal of Mercedes Jones in “Glee” and has starred in stage productions of “Hair” and “Cotton Club Parade”.

Beverley Knight, Britain’s Queen of Soul is a three-time MOBO Award-winning recording artist with platinum and gold-selling albums under her belt. Over the past four years, Beverley has locked down the West End with headlining roles in “The Bodyguard”, “Memphis The Musical” – which earned her an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress in A Musical in 2015 – and “Cats”, playing Grizabella. Beverley made her journey back to Memphis last year to record her eighth studio album “Soulsville”, which went straight into the Top 10 of the album charts last summer and celebrates the sounds and legacy of the city that gave us music greats like Al Green and Aretha Franklin.

Cassidy Janson is no stranger to the West End having recently wrapped her glorious two-year stint playing Carole King in the Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning musical based on her life: “Beautiful”. The leading role also earned Cassidy a chance to duet with Carole King on stage at the legendary songsmith’s sold-out show at British Summer Time Hyde Park in 2016. Prior to that, Cassidy had played the iconic Elphaba with the original London cast of “Wicked”.

More special guests announced for Justin Bieber at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park

More special guests announced for Justin Bieber at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park

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More special guests announced for Justin Bieber at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park

Special guests have just been announced for Justin Bieber’s Hyde Park debut.

Joining the line up alongside EDM impresario Martin Garrix, unapologetic pop artist Tove Lo and Brit Award-nominated rising star Anne-Marie are: Naughty Boy, Jain, Mabel, Nina Nesbitt, Sheppard, Will Heard, James Hersey, Louis The Child, Anna of the North, Skinny Living, Dagny and Glowie.

Also headlining at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2017 is Phil Collins (30th June), Green Day (1st July), Kings of Leon (6th July), The Killers (8th July) and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (9th July). 

Now approaching its fifth year, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park has been host to some of the biggest and best live acts since its debut in 2013. From The Rolling Stones to Carole King, The Libertines to The Who, Kylie to Stevie Wonder, Black Sabbath to Taylor Swift, music history has been written night by night.

For more information and tickets, click here.

‘Bat Out of Hell  – The Musical’ Extends by Three Weeks in Manchester

‘Bat Out of Hell – The Musical’ Extends by Three Weeks in Manchester

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'Bat Out of Hell - The Musical' Extends by Three Weeks in Manchester

After garnering a host of 5-star reviews and due to overwhelming public demand, it has been announced that ‘Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical’ will extend the Manchester run by three weeks. The spectacular new musical premiered on March 14th at at the Manchester Opera House and producers have extended its season  until 29 April 2017 before it comes to London’s West-End.

Produced by Jim Steinman, ‘Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical’ is a romantic adventure about rebellious youth and passionate love, set against the backdrop of a post-cataclysmic city adrift from the mainland.  Strat, the forever young leader of The Lost, has fallen for Raven, daughter of Falco, the tyrannical, ruler of Obsidian.

To book tickets to see this 5-star performance, click here.

LONDON CABARET CLUB’S TRIBUTE FOR AMY WINEHOUSE FOUNDATION

LONDON CABARET CLUB’S TRIBUTE FOR AMY WINEHOUSE FOUNDATION

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LONDON CABARET CLUB’S TRIBUTE FOR AMY WINEHOUSE FOUNDATION

It has been announced that the The London Cabaret Club is to celebrate the life of the late Amy Winehouse and raise money for the Amy Winehouse Foundation on March 10th 2017.

The event, at London’s Bloomsbury Ballroom, will see the Zebra One Gallery auction one-off artworks and photographs by celebrated artists including Mason Storm, Dan Pearce, Dain, Dom Pattinson and Finn Stone.

Additionally, The London Cabaret Club’s The Best of British Pop special, inspired by Amy, will feature renditions of her greatest hits performed by their award-winning cast and orchestra as well as artists from the foundation’s Amy’s Yard. All of the money raised from these one-off pieces will go to The Amy Winehouse Foundation.

To buy tickets for the event, as well as VIP packages, please click here.

“THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE” DEBUTS AT #1 ON BILLBOARD 200

“THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE” DEBUTS AT #1 ON BILLBOARD 200

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“THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE” DEBUTS AT #1 ON BILLBOARD 200

Atlantic Records’ “THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE” has made a groundbreaking debut atop the Billboard 200, entering the overall chart at #1. The 23-track collection also sat atop Billboard’s “Top Soundtracks” & “Top Rap Albums,” along with iTunes “Top Soundtracks.” The unprecedented musical companion to the landmark Broadway musical by Tony, GRAMMY® and Emmy Award-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda is available now in stores and via all digital retailers and streaming services.

Executive produced by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Craig Kallman, Riggs Morales, and The Roots’ Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson & Tarik “Black Thought” Trotter, “THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE” was an immediate sensation, rocketing to #1 on the iTunes Store’s “Top Albums” chart on its first day in release. “THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE” sees songs from the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical covered and remixed by a remarkable cast of contemporary artists. Superstars contributing to the one of a kind collection include Sia, Usher, Common, Alicia Keys, Wiz Khalifa, Chance The Rapper, The Roots, Regina Spektor, Busta Rhymes, Nas, Miguel, Ben Folds, Queen Latifah, Ashanti, Ja Rule, Kelly Clarkson, Jill Scott, and Jimmy Fallon. “THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE” further includes three previously unreleased HAMILTON demos, “Valley Forge” and “Cabinet Battle 3.”

The winner of the 2016 GRAMMY® Award for “Best Musical Theatre Album,” “HAMILTON (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING),” is available now in stores, DSPs, and streaming services. The 2x RIAA platinum certified album made a stunning arrival on the Billboard charts upon its initial digital release, coming in at #1 on the “Top Broadway Albums” chart, #3 on the “Top Rap Albums” chart, and #9 on the “Top Current Albums” chart. This impressive debut stands as the biggest first week sales for a digital cast recording and the second biggest first week sales ever for any cast recording, behind only “RENT” in the Nielsen SoundScan era.

Listen to THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE here

THE WORLD PREMIERE OF  JIM STEINMAN’S BAT OUT OF HELL – THE MUSICAL

THE WORLD PREMIERE OF JIM STEINMAN’S BAT OUT OF HELL – THE MUSICAL

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THE WORLD PREMIERE OF JIM STEINMAN’S BAT OUT OF HELL – THE MUSICAL

The world premiere of the long-awaited Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical will take place in London’s West End at the London Coliseum, opening on Tuesday 20 June 2017 which follows previews at Manchester Opera House from 17 February to 8 April 2017.

For the stage performance, the legendary and award-winning Jim Steinman has incorporated iconic songs from the Bat Out Of Hell albums, including You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth, Bat Out Of Hell, I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That) and Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad, as well as two previously unreleased songs, What Part of My Body Hurts the Most and Not Allowed to Love.

The Musical is a romantic adventure about rebellious youth and passionate love, set against the backdrop of a post-cataclysmic city adrift from the mainland. Strat, the forever young leader of The Lost, has fallen for Raven, daughter of Falco, the tyrannical, ruler of Obsidian.

 

LISTINGS INFORMATION

17 February – 8 April 2017

Opera House Manchester

3 Quay Street

Manchester

M3 3HP

Performances: Mon-Sat at 7.30pm, Thurs & Sat at 2.30pm (no matinee on Sat 18 February)

Tickets: from £17.50

Box Office: 0844 871 3018 (subject to booking/transaction fees)

 

5 June – 22 July 2017

London Coliseum

St Martin’s Lane

London

WC2N 4ES

Performances: Mon-Sat at 7.30pm, Thurs & Sat at 2.30pm (7pm on Tue 20 June; no matinee on Thurs 8 June; extra 2.30pm matinee on Tue 22 August)

Tickets: from £15.00

Box Office: 020 7845 9300

 

Website: www.BatOutOfHellMusical.com

Twitter & Facebook: @BatTheMusical