The touring stage show “Batman Live” first premiered last Summer in the U.K., and now producers have announced a North American tour for later this year.
Billed a “crime-fighting arena spectacular,” the first show’s will be held September 5-9 in Anaheim, Calif. and the tour will conclude with a stand in Loveland, Colo. October 26-29. Shows also have been announced in St. Paul, Minn.; San Jose, Calif.; Los Angeles; Las Vegas; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Rio Rancho, N.M. and Colorado Springs, Colo.
Presenters Warner Bros. Consumer Products, DC Entertainment and Water Lane Productions say that the touring show is “a unique action-packed live show [and] will focus on the story of young Dick Grayson (Robin), a circus performer who loses his parents to organized crime.”
The show’s website reveals more about what Batman fans can expect at the show.
This dynamic triangle (Robin, Bruce Wayne and Batman) resolves itself in a non-stop thrill-ride across Gotham City that transforms Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson into the legendary crime-fighters Batman and Robin and transports the audience from the Big Top of Haly’s Circus to the lower depths of Arkham Asylum… A dazzling celebration of storytelling and stagecraft, “Batman Live” is at its heart an affecting coming of age story.
The show also has been described as “a live show with a thrilling Batman story, filled with action that we found has appeal for adults.” The 42-person cast will work on a lavish set with a 105-foot bat-shaped LED video wall that serves as a backdrop. A new Batmobile design also will be featured.
In addition to Batman and Robin, the presentation will feature many well known Batman villains, including the Penguin, the Joker, the Riddler, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy and Two-Face. Of course, butler Alfred and police commissioner Gordon also will appear.