From Grace to I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers, A Look at the 2012-13 Season: The Plays

By Playbill Staff
12 Apr 2013

Show: I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers
Theatre: Booth Theatre

Preview: April 5, 2013

Opening: April 24, 2013
Closing: June 30, 2013

Creators: Written by John Logan. Direction by Joe Mantello.
Original Principal Cast: Bette Midler as Sue Mengers.

Synopsis: "Sue Mengers was an American original," according to production notes. "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 1970s, she represented almost every major star in Hollywood and went on to become the town's most renowned hostess."

Check out the first look of Midler as Sue Mengers.