January 27, 2020

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Announces Partnership with Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment

Jim Steinman’s Bat Out of Hell – The Musical, To Be Presented April 21 – 26, 2020

The First In A Series Of Musicals That Rock in Hard Rock Event Center

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa has announced a partnership with Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment to bring all the excitement of Broadway theater to the new Hard Rock Event Center.

The first production, slated for an April 21 – 26 run, will be Jim Steinman’s Bat Out of Hell – The Musical which includes the legendary anthems of Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf and iconic hits from the best-selling “Bat Out of Hell” albums, including the songs “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.”

Shows are scheduled for April 21 – 23 at 7:30 p.m., April 24 and April 25 at 8 p.m., and April 26 at 7 p.m. There will also be matinees on April 25 at 2 p.m. and April 26 at 1 p.m.

Tickets (ranging from $63 – $133) go on sale January 30 at 10 a.m. American Express cardholders can purchase tickets starting January 28. All seating is reserved.  Tickets are available at or  Doors open one hour prior to show time.

Bat Out of Hell – The Musical wowed critics and public alike when it played limited seasons at Manchester Opera House, London Coliseum and London’s Dominion Theatre from 2017 – 2019. The musical also ran successfully in Canada, Germany and at New York’s City Center last summer. Bat Out of Hell – The Musical won the Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical at the Evening Standard Awards and was nominated for eight WhatsOnStage Awards, including Best New Musical.

The show has book, music and lyrics by Jim Steinman, direction by Jay Scheib, choreography adapted by Xena Gusthart, with musical supervision and additional arrangements by Michael Reed, set and costume design by Jon Bausor, original costume designs by Meentje Nielsen, video design by Finn Ross, lighting design by Patrick Woodroffe, sound design by Gareth Owen, orchestration by Steve Sidwell and casting by Anne Vosser. The tour of Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical is produced by David Sonenberg, Michael Cohl and Tony Smith, with executive producer Julian Stoneman.

“Music is center stage to the Hard Rock brand and we are honored to collaborate with Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment Group to bring Broadway to Tampa,” said Chairman of Hard Rock International and CEO of Seminole Gaming Jim Allen. “Each selected production pays tribute to music and legends, and we can’t wait to see these stellar casts light up the new Hard Rock Event Center stage.”

“As we continue to announce new engagements, Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment looks forward to bringing fan-favorite shows to Hard Rock’s impressive performance venues in 2020 and beyond,” said Robert Nederlander Jr., Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment President and CEO.  “We are proud to partner with such a global entertainment brand, Hard Rock International, and at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa.”

Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical is only one of the top-tier musical performances coming to the Hard Rock Event Center, as the new venue continues to add a variety of diverse acts to the calendar in 2020.

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

Owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is one of the largest and most successful casinos in the world offering award-winning gaming, hospitality and entertainment. The casino features nearly 5,000 of the hottest slot machines, 179 table games and a state-of-the-art Poker Room featuring 46 tables. Additionally, the property offers a smoke-free Mezzanine Level Casino. The hotel is AAA Four Diamond rated and the property proudly offers ten restaurants, including the upscale dining venues Council Oak Steaks & Seafood and The Rez Grill, as well as the new elegant Italian restaurant, Cipresso. Recent openings include a new hotel tower, an elevated arrival experience, the Hard Rock Event Center and Rock Spa® & Salon. The resort is located off I-4 at North Orient Road and Hillsborough Avenue, about 10 minutes east of downtown Tampa. For more information, please call 866-502-PLAY or visit us online and via FacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest.​

About Hard Rock®

With venues in 76 countries spanning 262 locations that include owned/licensed or managed Hotels, Casinos, Rock Shops® and Cafes – Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s most valuable collection of music memorabilia at more than 83,000 pieces, which are displayed at its locations around the globe. In 2018, Hard Rock International was recognized as a Forbes Magazine Top Employer for Women and Land Operator of the Year at the Global Gaming Awards. In 2019, Hard Rock International was honored as one of Forbes Magazine’s America’s Best Large Employers, Forbes Magazine’s Top Employers for Women and No. 1 in J.D. Power’s 2019 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study among Upper Upscale Hotel Chains. Hard Rock destinations are located in the world’s greatest international gateway cities, including its two most successful flagship properties in Florida and home to the world’s first Guitar Hotel® in South Florida, where its headquarters are located. The brand is owned by HRI parent entity The Seminole Tribe of Florida. For more information on Hard Rock International visit or

About Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment

Founded in 2000, Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment is part of the Nederlander family of companies which has been a leader in the live entertainment industry for 108 years. Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment is focused on the expansion of the Broadway and Nederlander entertainment brands into new and emerging markets globally. Today, NWE develops, manages, and operates theatres worldwide including the upcoming 2,000-seat SIIC Broadway Theatre in Shanghai; produces Broadway and related shows in domestic and international markets, such as the Broadway-bound musical Shimmer; and undertakes cultural and education initiatives, such as Graduate Certificate in Performing Arts Enterprise, established in partnership with Boston University’s Metropolitan College.