Michael Riedel, writing in the New York Post, has promoter Michael Cohl saying that "Bat Out Of Hell: The Musical" is heading out on the highway and could be bound for Broadway.
From the tabloid: A stage version of “Bat Out of Hell” has been knocking around for years. Just about every major producer you can think of has taken a stab at it, but without success.
"Cohl, a rock promoter who’s known Steinman and Meat Loaf for 30 years, decided he’d take a shot.
“You know me,” he says. “Being a sucker for going into a burning building, I couldn’t resist.”
His plan is to launch an American tour of the show in the fall of 2018 and see how it goes.
“Some shows need to come to Broadway to establish a brand,” Cohl says. “Not to take anything away from Broadway, but this is a brand people are familiar with. Maybe we’ll become known as the best show that never played Broadway — and then we’ll get rid of that moniker.”
– Full story here.
In Toronto, the show has been extended for two additional weeks, to Jan. 7 at Ed Mirvish Theatre.