The Batman FAQ

Q. Will "Batman: The Musical" ever be produced?

A. It's unlikely at this point. If it ever does happen, it probably wouldn't be based on this version.

Q. Why was the musical cancelled?

A. I don't know. It might have had something to do with the franchise changing. Or it might have had something to do with Jim's musical "Dance Of The Vampires" not working out on Broadway at the time.

Q. Is it really true that Tim Burton was going to direct?

A. In this article, Tim says he was approached about it and was interested because he liked Jim Steinman.

Q. Where can I find a copy of the script or the score?

A. I don't believe you can.

Q. Where can I get the rights to perform the musical?

A. I don't believe the rights are available.

Q. Are there any more demos that haven't been released?

A. As far as I know, there are no more demos. There might actually be more songs however.

Q. Is Jim's song "Seize The Night" another song from the musical?

A. No. However, according to Jim's engineer it was almost part of the soundtrack for "Batman Forever".

Q. Was Meat Loaf ever involved?

A. I have no idea.

Q. How can I get in touch with Scaramouche who wrote the tribute songs?

A. Try the Jim Steinman forum.

Q. What is Jim up to these days?

A. Jim just wrote all songs for Meat Loaf's last album "Braver Than We Are" and "Bat Out Of Hell: The Musical" is now premiering.

Q. Could the musical still be produced?

A. It's possible. If Tim Burton and Michael Keaton came back to make another movie, I believe it could be.

Q. Where did you get the name "Dark Knight Of The Soul"?

A. It comes from the term "Dark night of the soul" which was also the name of a song from Jim's musical "Garbo". "Garbo" was performed briefly in Sweden in 2002 with music by Steinman and Michael Reed and book and lyrics by Warner Brown. Brown later wrote the script for the arena show "Walking With Dinosaurs".

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