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, has broken the box office record at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street) for the second time. The production grossed $753,217 for the week ending May 5, 2013. This breaks the production’s previous record of $686,031.00 which was set the week ending April 21, 2013.
Some seats are still available for the remaining 59 performances of this strictly limited engagement through June 30.
Appearing on Broadway for the first time in almost 40 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.
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.