Bette Midler's Broadway vehicle I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers has found a home. The new play by Tony winner John Logan (Red) and directed by Tony winner Joe Mantello will play the Booth Theatre. The new solo show about famed agent Sue Mengers will begin performances April 5 and open on April 24.
Hailed as the first female "superagent," Mengers launched her career at a time when women talent agents were unheard of. Rising from poverty and a refugee of Hitler era Germany, Mengers worked her way up thanks to her signature pluck, charm and wit. By the '70s she represented a slew of Hollywood stars and went on to become the town's most renowned hostess.
I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers will feature set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Hugh Vanstone and sound design by Fitz Patton.
Midler has earned three Grammys, four Golden Globes, three Emmys and a special Tony Award. She made her Broadway debut in the original production of Fiddler on the Roof and later appeared on the Great White Way with three concert engagements. She recently served as a lead producer for the Main Stem musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert. A two-time Oscar nominee, her many film credits include The Rose, The First Wives' Club, Beaches, For the Boys, Hocus Pocus, Gypsy, Ruthless People, The Stepford Wives, and Parental Guidance.
The Booth's current tenant, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, will play its final performance on March 3.