Now here’s a party you won’t want to miss! The one and only Bette Midler is back on Broadway in the new one-woman-show I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers. Penned by Tony winner John Logan and directed by Tony winner Joe Mantello, I’ll Eat You Last begins performances at the Booth Theatre on April 5, with an official opening set for April 24.
I’ll Eat You Last focuses on the life of famed Hollywood “superagent” Sue Mengers, who launched a successful career at a time when women talent agents were unheard of. A victim of poverty and a refugee from Hitler’s Germany, Mengers worked her way up thanks to her signature pluck, charm and wit. By the 1970s, she represented Hollywood’s brightest stars and went on to become the town's most renowned hostess.
The production features set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Hugh Vanstone and sound design by Fitz Patton.
Over the course of her illustrious career, Midler has earned three Grammys, four Golden Globes, three Emmys and a 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 Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Her many film credits include Ruthless People, The First Wives' Club, Beaches, For the Boys, Hocus Pocus, Gypsy, The Stepford Wives, The Rose and Scenes from a Mall.