Midler wins raves on Broadway as Hollywood agent Sue Mengers

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.

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2 thoughts on “Midler wins raves on Broadway as Hollywood agent Sue Mengers

  1. So many great reviews. Couldn’t decide which one to comment on but I love this pic of her so this is it. I’m so glad she’s getting all these rave reviews and positive attention. I’d say she really should have done this ages ago but I feel that this was just the right time, right place and the right vehicle. So glad to see her getting another upsurge in her career. Fantastic! Wish I could see it but maybe they’ll take it on tour when it’s done? Down to Oz thanks or even the UK in July!

    1. Thanks for the feedback. I also think this show is right down HBO’s alley. They’ve filmed several one person plays before….xx

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