Midler wins raves on Broadway as Hollywood agent Sue Mengers
April 25, 2013
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bette Midler marked her return to Broadway after more than 30 years on Wednesday, and critics lined up to heap praise on her turn in the one-character play “I’ll Eat You Last: A Conversation with Sue Mengers” in which she portrays the legendary Hollywood agent. The late Mengers was famous as a brash, foul-mouthed, witty and fearsome force of nature whose clients included Barbra Streisand, Faye Dunaway and Gene Hackman to name but a few and critics noted the comfortable fit between the show’s star and its subject. They also cited Midler’s confident possession of the stage and seduction of the audience and most were impressed with the play itself as well.