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I'll Eat You Last, Starring Bette Midler, Recoups Broadway Investment

I'll Eat You Last, Starring Bette Midler, Recoups Broadway Investment

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 ...

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See Squigs’ Delicious Sketch of Bette Midler in the Hit Broadway Comedy I’ll Eat You Last

See Squigs’ Delicious Sketch of Bette Midler in the Hit Broadway Comedy I’ll Eat You Last

Bette Midler is charming Broadway audiences as the legendary Hollywood agent Sue Mengers in John Logan’s new solo play I’ll Eat You Last. The role marks Midler’s first return to the Great White Way in more than 30 years, and boy is Broadway happy to have her back! The Divine Miss M won a 2013 Broadway.com Audience Choice Award ...

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Sharon Wheatley on Bette Midler’s Influence, Her Divine 54 Show and Stealing Composers from Liza

Sharon Wheatley on Bette Midler’s Influence, Her Divine 54 Show and Stealing Composers from Liza

Sharon Wheatley graced the Great White Way in the Tony-winning musicals Avenue Q, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and Cats; she has hosted a web series and authored the book Til the Fat Girl Sings. Now she brings her one-of-a-kind wit to 54 Below on May 15 with a new Bette Midler inspired show Bette On Me! The ...

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BACA 2013 Highlight: Annie’s Emily Rosenfeld Calls Out the 'Older Queens’ As She Accepts Bette Midler’s Award

BACA 2013 Highlight: Annie’s Emily Rosenfeld Calls Out the 'Older Queens’ As She Accepts Bette Midler’s Award

Because I’ll Eat You Last headliner Bette Midler was not on hand to accept her Audience Choice Award for Favorite Actress in a Play, Annie’s Emily Rosenfeld got her chance to shine. Check out Rosenfeld as Midler in this hilarious speech.

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Broadway Grosses: Bette Midler Breaks Box Office Record with I'll Eat You Last

Broadway Grosses: Bette Midler Breaks Box Office Record with I'll Eat You Last

Audiences are having a grand time as Bette Midler dishes Hollywood gossip from her couch at the Booth Theater where John Logan's new comedy I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers is packing in crowds. The show broke the theater's house record earning $753,217 for a seven performance week. Another solo show however said farewell to Broadway ...

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Tony Poll Top Three: Fans Outraged Alan Cumming, Lilla Crawford & Bette Midler Were Snubbed for Tony Nominations

Tony Poll Top Three: Fans Outraged Alan Cumming, Lilla Crawford & Bette Midler Were Snubbed for Tony Nominations

The 2013 Tony nominations were announced on April 30, and while fan favorites like Kinky Boots, Matilda and Cinderella were recognized with heaps of nominations, other well-loved shows and lauded performances received nothing but the cold shoulder. Broadway.com asked fans which 2013 Tony snub made them most mad. The results are in, and fans are rallying behind three Broadway ...

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Arthur Darvill Does It All, Stephanie J. Block Rules at Karaoke and More Lessons of the Week

Arthur Darvill Does It All, Stephanie J. Block Rules at Karaoke and More Lessons of the Week

The last Broadway show of the 2012-13 season opened this week, which means that the upcoming madness of the Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards (and something called the Tonys) is soon upon us! But before awards season takes over, we’re looking back at the past seven days and giving you our favorite lessons learned from the week that was. Check ...

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I’ll Eat You Last’s Bette Midler Celebrates Her Broadway Opening Surrounded by Famous Friends

I’ll Eat You Last’s Bette Midler Celebrates Her Broadway Opening Surrounded by Famous Friends

Bette Midler made her grand return to Broadway as super-agent Sue Mengers in John Logan’s I’ll Eat You Last, and on hand to welcome her back were the biggest stars from stage, screen and the runway.

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Going for 2013 Tony Gold! Handicapping the Race for Best Actress in a Play

Going for 2013 Tony Gold! Handicapping the Race for Best Actress in a Play

It's Tony time on Broadway, and as always, we can't stop thinking about who'll be going for the gold on June 9! In anticipation of the 2013 nominations, which will be announced on April 30, we're clocking 14 of the top races. Take a look at our forecast, including frontrunners, hopefuls and a “shout out” to one performer or show ...

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Hollywood and Stage Royalty Welcome Bette Midler Back to Broadway in I’ll Eat You Last

Hollywood and Stage Royalty Welcome Bette Midler Back to Broadway in I’ll Eat You Last
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The only party more fabulous and exclusive than a Sue Mengers dinner party was the opening night shindig of I’ll Eat You Last, the new biographical stage portrait of the famous agent. Former clients Ali MacGraw, Anjelica Huston and Ryan O'Neal partied with the likes of Jon Hamm, Barbara Walters, Diane von Fuerstenberg and Patti LuPone. The biggest star of ...

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