I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers Broadway

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Appearing on Broadway for the first time in 30 years, Tony and Grammy Award-winning superstar Bette Midler will play the legendary Hollywood agent Sue 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.

Schedule

Booth Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
222 West 45th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers


Theater Review: 'I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers' - amNY
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. But in light of this rare opportunity to catch Midler onstage, a more substantial meal would have been nice instead of 90 minutes of pure dessert.

'I'll Eat You Last' Broadway Review: Bette Midler Twinkles as a Legendary Hollywood Star-Maker - New Jersey Newsroom
Director Joe Mantello no doubt has something to do with Midler's emotional shadings and he otherwise provides a posh production. Draped by designer Ann Roth in a voluminous sea-blue caftan, sporting oversized glasses and long pewter-blond bangs that she often sweeps back with an airy gesture, the exuberant Midler appears entirely comfortable inhabiting Mengers' florid persona, and that's half the battle of animating a solo show. Consider "I'll Eat You Last" as a serving of fruity sherbet to end the Broadway season and you may not feel so guilty over enjoying this trifle.


 

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by BWW Special Coverage - June 30, 2013
I'LL EAT YOU LAST, Bette Midler's critically acclaimed return to Broadway by Tony Award winner John Logan, directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, closes today, June 30th, at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street) on Broadway. The production began previews on April 5 and opened April 24. BroadwayWorld takes you back through Bette's return to Broadway below!
by Stage Tube - June 23, 2013
Anna Greenberg, who was a huge fan of Broadway star Bette Midler, died last month after battling a rare form of cancer -- rhabdomyosarcoma -- at the age of 28. Just days before Anna passed away, Midler, whom Greenberg met last December, called Anna in the hospital and serenaded her with 'Wind Beneath My Wings.' Click below to hear Midler sing.
by Walter McBride - June 3, 2013
Appearing on Broadway for the first time in almost 40 years, Tony and Grammy Award-winning superstar Bette Midler plays the legendary Hollywood agent Sue Mengers (1932-2011) in I'LL EAT YOU LAST, written by Tony Award winner John Logan, and directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello. Below you can check out photos of Midler in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride below!
by Stage Tube - June 2, 2013
I'LL EAT YOU LAST star Bette Midler was featured on 'CBS Sunday Morning' today, June 2. Midler sat down with correspondent Mo Rocca at the Booth Theatre on the set of I'LL EAT YOU LAST to discuss her critically acclaimed return to Broadway playing Hollywood superagent Sue Mengers and her career in film, television, and music. Click below to watch the interview!
by BWW News Desk - June 2, 2013
I'LL EAT YOU LAST star Bette Midler will be featured on 'CBS Sunday Morning' today, June 2. Midler sat down with correspondent Mo Rocca at the Booth Theatre on the set ofI'LL EAT YOU LAST to discuss her critically acclaimed return to Broadway playing Hollywood superagent Sue Mengers and her career in film, television, and music. 'CBS Sunday Morning' airs locally on WCBS2 between 9-10:30AM. If outside the tristate area, please check local listings.
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2013
The producers of I'LL EAT YOU LAST, Bette Midler's critically acclaimed return to Broadway by Tony Award winner John Logan, directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, are pleased to announce that the world premiere production has recouped its initial Broadway investment of $2.4 million in just over eight weeks at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street).
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2013
Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the availability of two new plays by John Logan: I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers and Peter and Alice, both published by Oberon Books (London).
by Stage Tube - April 28, 2013
CBS News re-released 60 Minutes' 1975 interview with Hollywood talent agent Sue Mengers in light of John Logan's new play I'LL EAT YOU LAST, which just opened on Broadway starring Bette Midler. Watch the interview below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 25, 2013
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's Richard Ridge was there to chat with John Logan, Bette Midler and the rest of the ganag about the new play. Check out what they had to say below!
by Walter McBride - April 25, 2013
The show opened last night and BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture the evening, check out photos from the star studded red carpet.
by Walter McBride - April 25, 2013
The show opened last night and BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture the evening, check out photos below from the opening night curtain call.
by Walter McBride - April 25, 2013
The show opened last night and BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture the evening, check out photos below from the opening night press reception.
by Review Roundups - April 24, 2013
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.
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2013
In celebration of choreographer Lar Lubovitch's 70th birthday in 2013, The Joffrey Ballet's season concludes this spring with the return of the native Chicagoan's three-act dance, Othello. Set to a score by Oscar winner Elliot Goldenthal, Othello uses an amalgam of classical ballet and modern dance to tell the dramatic story of the Venetian Moor, Othello, his beloved Desdemona and the conniving Iago, in a vibrant tale of passion, jealousy, ambition and betrayal. Live orchestral accompaniment is provided by The Chicago Philharmonic, led by Joffrey Music Director Scott Speck. The Joffrey Ballet presents Othello in ten performances only at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 East Congress Parkway, tonight, April 24 - May 5.
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 18, 2013
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, in a strictly limited 89 performance engagement. Appearing on Broadway for the first time in 30 years, Tony and Grammy Award-winning superstar Bette Midler will play the legendary Hollywood agent Sue Mengers (1932-2011) in the new, one-character play. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at Midler in action below!
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2013
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, in a strictly limited 89 performance engagement. Appearing on Broadway for the first time in 30 years, Tony and Grammy Award-winning superstar Bette Midler will play the legendary Hollywood agent Sue Mengers (1932-2011) in the new, one-character play. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Midler onstage below!
by Walter McBride - April 8, 2013
I'LL EAT YOU LAST began previews on Friday, April 5 and opens 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 Hollywood agent Sue Mengers (1932-2011) in the new, one-character play. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at Midler's name in lights below!
by BWW News Desk - April 3, 2013
I'LL EAT YOU LAST, the new one-woman play which marks Bette Midler's return to Broadway, announces its rush ticket policy: A limited number of $35 rush tickets (including facility fee) will be available for purchase in-person at the Booth Theatre box office (222 West 45th Street) when it opens for that day's performance(s) only. There is a limit of two tickets per person. Tickets are subject to availability and may not be offered at all performances.
by Walter McBride - March 26, 2013
I'LL EAT YOU LAST will begin previews Friday, April 5 and opens 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 Hollywood agent Sue Mengers (1932-2011) in the new, one-character play. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the marquee below!
by BWW News Desk - March 18, 2013
I'LL EAT YOU LAST will begin previews Friday, April 5 and opens 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 Hollywood agent Sue Mengers (1932-2011) in the new, one-character play. BroadwayWorld brings you the just-released show art below!