I'll Eat You Last, the new bio play about famed Hollywood agent Sue Mengers, has recouped its initial $2.4 million investment, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Starring Bette Midler as Mengers, the solo show opened at the Booth Theatre on April 24 and will run through June 30.
Directed by Joe Mantello and written by John Logan, 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.