By Playbill Staff Show: I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers
12 Apr 2013
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."
Show: I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers