Review: Bette Midler in ‘I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers’


My review of Broadway’s “I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers,” the one-woman play starring Bette Midler, was published by Indiewire’s Thompson on Hollywood.

There is a moment in Broadway’s “I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers,” as the one-time Hollywood agent extraordinaire is perched on her upholstered throne in Beverly Hills, that you half expect to see Erich von Stroheim cross the stage with a young William Holden in tow. Mengers, as portrayed by her real-life friend Bette Midler, has slowly begun to reveal cracks in her armor as the realization that Hollywood has left her in its rearview conjures up the faintest salt tear.

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