Meat Loaf's greatest hits (which are really Jim Steinman's greatest hits) are now onstage at New York City Center in Bat Out Of Hell — The Musical, a guitar-smashing rock-and-roll musical running through September 8. The Meat Loaf fever in Manhattan is palpable, and it's gotten us thinking about our other favorite confluence of Broadway and Meat Loaf: The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Mr. Loaf made an unforgettable cameo in the 1975 film as Eddie — the delivery boy, brain donor, and motorcycle enthusiast who escapes from a deep freeze to sing a song called "Hot Patootie." He dies shortly thereafter, but his legacy remains in this undeniable earworm.
Happy Friday, everyone!