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Friday, October 5, 2018

Book: I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers By John Logan – Bette Midler On Broadway

Book: I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers By John Logan - Bette Midler On Broadway

The debut 2013 American production starred Bette Midler. The play, which cost $2.4 million to produce, was a hit.

Playbill was joined by star Bette Midler and playwright John Logan on the opening night of the new one-person play I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers. The 80-minute show features Midler channeling the late great agent (she represented Burt Reynolds, Cher, Steve McQueen and Barbra Streisand amongst others) as she charts her path through the man’s world of Hollywood. Here, Midler talks about what Mengers means to her and Logan reveals what it took to convince Midler to return to Broadway after more than 30 years.
  • I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Menger
  • Written by: John Logan
  • Characters: Sue Mengers
  • Date premiered: 24 April 2013
  • Place premiered: Booth Theatre, New York
  • Original language: English
  • Subject: Sue Mengers, Hollywood
  • Genre: Biographical


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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

BetteBack August 16, 1973: Bette Midler Sings The Theme In Sondheim Movie

Albuquerque Journal
August 16, 1973

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STEPHEN Sondheim, Broadway.s musical comedy wunderkind “Follies,” “A Little Night Music“) wrote the script, alony with Tonv Perkins. Recently, an album in tribute to Sondheim.s accomplishments was released. The cover consisted of the names of his musicals spelled out in Scrabble tiles.

HERE, then, was your first clue to the mystery of the mystery movie that is “The Last of Sheila” There are two others in this review  one present once, one repeated several times. They will be missed just like the a b i e n c e ,(myself inc,uded) fails to recognize “The Last of Sheila clues provided by the script. That’s the enormous genius of this movie; unlike “Sleuth” there are no gimmicks. Each clue is repeated and repeated.

The Last of Sheila” tells us its secret in the first five minutes but we  being clever second-guess Sondheim and we lose out Re-read this review after you see “The I^ast of Sheila. The most important clue is right in front of you.

EYEING the movie technically: The dialogue (and this is probably Perkins’ contribution) is Show Biz Bitch Chic. When Bette Midler sings “Friends” at the close of “The Last of Sheila,” the irony is attuned to the atmosphere.

^In several ways. The performances: From Raquel Welch (.) to Dyan Cannon^!) a scene-stealer as a voracious lady agent based on a real voracious lady agent now doing her Tinsel Town thing.

LAST the humor: In-Joke, Stiletto Between the Ribs nmor. My favorite A put-down worthy of Rona Barrett involving a metal appliance and Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme.

AFTER all is said: Lord, but “The Last of Sheila” is fun Is anything more perversely enjoyable than being fooled in broad daylight after you have been told you are being fooled until you have decided that the teller must be a fool to have told you so many times? Sondheim is no fool. In “The Last of Sheila” he proves that we are for believing that he is. And we love the way he proves it.

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