Tuesday May 16, 2017

Meat Loaf says Bat Out of Hell musical will 'set a new standard on how musicals will be done'

Meat Loaf and Ali Hassan at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto, Ont.

Meat Loaf and Ali Hassan at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto, Ont. (Dawna Dingwall/CBC)

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A classic album by Meat Loaf is coming to the Canadian stage later this year when Bat Out of Hell: The Musical hits Toronto. Today, the veteran rocker sits down with q guest host Ali Hassan to talk about Bat Out of Hell's legacy and its translation to the theatre stage.

Bat Out of Hell has sold over 43 million copies worldwide and the theatre production of the album is reflective of Meat Loaf's own thespian bent: the musician has appeared in several films including The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Meat Loaf will discuss his role in bringing the album to the stage and how it is being introduced to a new generation of music lovers.

Bat Out of Hell The Musical arrives in Canada on Oct. 14 at Toronto's Ed Mirvish Theatre. 

*Audio for this interview will be added after the radio segment is aired.

— Produced by Dawna Dingwall