Bette Midler is bringing her Broadway.com Audience Choice Award-winning performance as Tinseltown power player Sue Mengers to Hollywood. Midler will star in the Los Angeles run of John Logan’s one-woman-show I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers at the Geffen Playhouse’s Gil Cates Theater from December 3 through December 22.
Directed by Joe Mantello, 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.