I’LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS, the new play by Tony Award winnerÂ John Logan, directed by two-time Tony Award winnerÂ Joe Mantello, has launched its new social media platforms. The production can be found onÂ FacebookÂ and on Twitter at@EatYouLast. In addition, starÂ Bette MidlerÂ can be found onÂ Facebook, on Twitter atÂ @BetteMidler, or on Instagram atÂ @BetteMidler.
Tickets will go on sale tomorrow, February 2 at 10 AM exclusively forÂ American ExpressÂ cardholders forÂ Bette Midler‘s return to Broadway inÂ John Logan‘s new playÂ I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers, directed byÂ Joe Mantello. Preferred seating is available to Gold Card, Platinum Card, and Centurion members. For tickets, call 212-239-6200 or visit Telecharge.com. The general public on sale will begin on Sunday, February 16 at 10 AM.
The limited engagement for I’LL EAT YOU LAST begins 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 superstarÂ Bette MidlerÂ 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 winnerÂ Scott PaskÂ (scenic design), Academy Award winnerÂ Ann RothÂ (costume design), three-time Tony nomineeÂ Hugh VanstoneÂ (lighting design), and Drama Desk Award winnerÂ Fitz PattonÂ (sound design).
I’LL EAT YOU LAST is produced on Broadway byÂ GrayDon Carter,Â Arielle TepperÂ Madover,Â James L. Nederlander,Â TheÂ Shubert Organization,Â TerryÂ Allen Kramer,Â Stephanie P. McClelland,Â Jeffrey Finn,Â Ruth Hendel,Â Larry Magid,Â Jon B. Platt, andÂ Scott & BrianZeilinger.
Tickets for I’LL EAT YOU LAST are available exclusively toÂ American ExpressÂ cardholders starting tomorrow February 2 at 10 AM by calling 212-239-6200 or visitÂ Telecharge.com. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Sunday, February 17. Ticket prices range from $82 – $142. Standing room and rush policies will be announced in the coming weeks.
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: Please note I’LL EAT YOU LAST will be dark on Thursdays. Unless otherwise noted, the production will play seven performances per week.
FRIDAY, APRIL 5 – SUNDAY, APRIL 7 (3 PERFORMANCES): Friday and Saturday at 8 PM. Matinee on Sunday at 3 PM.
MONDAY, APRIL 8 – SUNDAY, APRIL 14 (6 PERFORMANCES): Monday through Wednesday at 7 PM, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM. Matinee on Sunday at 3 PM.
MONDAY, APRIL 15 – SUNDAY, APRIL 21: Monday through Wednesday at 7 PM, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Saturday at 2 PM, Sunday at 3 PM.
MONDAY, APRIL 22 – SUNDAY, APRIL 28 (WEEK OF OPENING): Monday and Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday (opening night) at 6:30 PM, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Saturday at 2 PM, Sunday at 3 PM.
MONDAY, APRIL 29 – SUNDAY, MAY 26: Monday and Tuesday at 7 PM, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM, Sunday at 3 PM.
MONDAY, MAY 27 – SUNDAY, JUNE 2 (6 PERFORMANCES/WEEK OF MEMORIAL DAY): Tuesday at 7 PM, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM, Sunday at 3 PM. Please note there will be no performances on Monday and Thursday of this week.
MONDAY, JUNE 3 – SUNDAY, JUNE 30: Monday and Tuesday at 7 PM, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM, Sunday at 3 PM.