Bette Midler to Chat I’LL EAT YOU LAST on CBS SUNDAY MORNING This Weekend, 6/2
Friday, May 31, 2013; 01:05 PM
I’LL EAT YOU LAST star Bette Midler will be featured on “CBS Sunday Morning” Sunday, June 2. Midler sat down with correspondent Mo Rocca at the Booth Theatre on the set ofI’LL EAT YOU LAST to discuss her critically acclaimed return to Broadway playing Hollywood superagent Sue Mengers and her career in film, television, and music. “CBS Sunday Morning” airs locally on WCBS2 between 9-10:30AM. If outside the tristate area, please check local listings.
The play by Tony Award winner John Logan, directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello began previews on April 5 and opened April 24 to critical acclaim, quickly becoming the must have ticket of the Broadway season. I’LL EAT YOU LAST has already broken the Booth Theatre box office record three times during its run and there are 35 more chances to see this strictly limited engagement through Sunday, June 30.
Appearing on Broadway for the first time in almost 40 years, Tony and Grammy Award-winning superstar Bette Midler plays the legendary Hollywood agent Sue Mengers (1932-2011) in the new 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.
Tickets for I’LL EAT YOU LAST are available by calling 212-239-6200, Telecharge.com or at the Booth Theatre Box Office (222 West 45thStreet). Ticket prices range from $82 – $142.