I’ll Eat You Last will begin previews Friday, April 5 and opens Wednesday, April 24 at the Booth Theatre .
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.
Check out this 1975 “60 Minutes” special on Sue Mengers: