I'LL EAT YOU LAST Begins Performances on Broadway Tonight
I'LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS, written by John Logan and directed by Joe Mantello, will begin previews tonight, April 5, and open Wednesday, April 24 at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street).
Appearing on Broadway for the first time in 30 years, Tony and Grammy Award-winning superstar Bette Midler will play the legendary agent Mengers (1932-2011) in the new, one-character play.
Sue Mengers was an American original. She was the first female "superagent" at a time when women talent agents of any kind were almost unheard of. She came from near poverty, a refugee from Hitler's Germany, and worked her way up through pluck, charm, and a legendary wit. In that uniquely American way, she invented herself; and when the career she wanted didn't exist, she invented that as well: "Superagent." It was a term Hollywood all but coined for her. By the 1970's, she represented almost every major star in Hollywood and went on to become the town's most renowned hostess.
The creative team includes three-time Tony Award winner Scott Pask (scenic design), Academy Award winner Ann Roth (costume design), three-time Tony nominee Hugh Vanstone (lighting design), and Drama Desk Award winner Fitz Patton (sound design).
I'LL EAT YOU LAST is produced on Broadway by GrayDon Carter, Arielle Tepper Madover, James L. Nederlander, The Shubert Organization, Terry Allen Kramer, Stephanie P. McClelland, Jeffrey Finn, Ruth Hendel, Larry Magid, Jon B. Platt, and Scott & Brian Zeilinger.
Tickets for I'LL EAT YOU LAST are available by calling 212-239-6200 or visit Telecharge.com. Tickets went on sale via the Booth Theatre Box Office (222 West 45th Street) on Friday, March 15. Ticket prices range from $82 - $142.