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Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's I'LL EAT YOU LAST Opening Night Press Reception

Bette Midler stars in Tony Award winner John Logan's new play, I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, which opens tonight at the Booth Theatre. Appearing on Broadway for the first time in 30 years, Tony and Grammy Award-winning superstar Bette Midler plays the legendary Hollywood agent Sue Mengers (1932-2011) in the new, one-character play.

The show opened last night and BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture the evening, check out photos below from the opening night press reception.

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.

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Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's I'LL EAT YOU LAST Opening Night Press Reception
Playwright John Logan

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's I'LL EAT YOU LAST Opening Night Press Reception
Playwright John Logan

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's I'LL EAT YOU LAST Opening Night Press Reception
Arielle Tepper Madover & John Logan

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's I'LL EAT YOU LAST Opening Night Press Reception
Arielle Tepper Madover & John Logan

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's I'LL EAT YOU LAST Opening Night Press Reception
GrayDon Carter & Arielle Tepper Madover

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's I'LL EAT YOU LAST Opening Night Press Reception
GrayDon Carter & Arielle Tepper Madover

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's I'LL EAT YOU LAST Opening Night Press Reception
GrayDon Carter, Arielle Tepper Madover & John Logan

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's I'LL EAT YOU LAST Opening Night Press Reception
Bette Midler

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's I'LL EAT YOU LAST Opening Night Press Reception
Bette Midler

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's I'LL EAT YOU LAST Opening Night Press Reception
Bette Midler

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's I'LL EAT YOU LAST Opening Night Press Reception
Bette Midler

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's I'LL EAT YOU LAST Opening Night Press Reception
Bette Midler

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's I'LL EAT YOU LAST Opening Night Press Reception
Playwright John Logan & Bette Midler

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's I'LL EAT YOU LAST Opening Night Press Reception
Playwright John Logan & Bette Midler

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's I'LL EAT YOU LAST Opening Night Press Reception
Playwright John Logan & Bette Midler

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's I'LL EAT YOU LAST Opening Night Press Reception
Playwright John Logan & Bette Midler

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's I'LL EAT YOU LAST Opening Night Press Reception

Bette Midler

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's I'LL EAT YOU LAST Opening Night Press Reception
Bette Midler

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's I'LL EAT YOU LAST Opening Night Press Reception
Bette Midler

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.