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Hailed as the first female "superagent," Sue 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.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Jun. 30, 2013.

Booth Theatre

222 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036

Previews Apr 5, 2013
Opening Apr 24, 2013
Closing Jun 30, 2013

Story

What Is the Story of I’ll Eat You Last?
Set in 1981, the solo comedy I'll Eat You Last takes audiences into the parlor of Tinseltown’s number one agent, Sue Mengers (Bette Midler). Mengers is about to throw one of her legendary, star-studded dinner parties, but her plans are overshadowed by having just been fired by superstar client Barbra Streisand. As Sue awaits an explanatory phone call from the Funny Girl star, she shares an array of juicy Hollywood stories. This jaw-dropping comedy charts Sue Mengers’ rise from a child of the Holocaust to movieland power player.

Critics' Reviews

"The role fits Midler like a glove and she does not disappoint under Joe Mantello's direction. And anyone who likes both Midler and gossip about 1970s Hollywood ought to have a good time."

Review by Matt Windman from AM NY

"Under Joe Mantello's pitch-perfect direction, Midler dives into the role with predictable relish -- which is not to say that she chews the scenery. However brassy her persona, Mengers clearly valued taste and discretion, as Pask's spacious, elegant scenic reminds us. Holding court over an audience whose members, as she repeatedly informs us, aren't nearly distinguished enough to warrant an invitation to her house, the actress brings an element of wry detachment to even some more personal observations."

Review by Elysa Gardner from USA Today

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