The Divine Miss M returns to the Broadway stage after almost three decades away to bring Sue Mengers to life for her adoring fans in the new one-woman show, I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers.
Born in 1932, Sue Mengers embodied the ideal of "nothin's gonna stop me." In the male-dominated world of show business, Mengers was one of the rare female talent agents when women were scarce on the promotion side of the biz. A refugee from Germany during World War II, Mengers worked her way up the corporate ladder, and when the job she wanted did not exist -- she created it, becoming the world's first "Superagent." By the 1970's, she was the preferred talent agent for almost every major movie star in Hollywood.
Leaving behind the trappings of the Vegas showroom for a while, Tony Award-winning and Grammy Award-winning mega-star Bette Midler returns to Broadway to play the late legendary Hollywood agent Sue Mengers. I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers is a new, one-character play by John Logan. He won the 2010 Tony Award for Best Play for his writing of Red.
This very limited engagement of I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers will play at the Booth Theatre located at 222 West 45th Street. Preview performances begin Friday, April 5, 2013, and the official Opening Night is set for April 24, 2013.
The creative team includes three-time Tony Award winning Scenic Designer Scott Pask, Academy Award winner Ann Roth designing the Costumes, three-time Tony nominee Hugh Vanstone on Lighting Design, and Drama Desk Award winner Fitz Patton on Sound Design.
I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers 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.
The performance schedule for I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers is unusual in that it will be dark on Thursday nights and only play seven performances per week.
For more information on scheduling and tickets, visit the show's website.