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I'LL EAT YOU LAST Recoups Full Investment on Broadway in Just Over Eight Weeks

“Race over to the Booth Theatre where Bette Midler cradles
a spellbound audience in the palm of her hand.”
- Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

I’LL EAT YOU LAST
RECOUPS BROADWAY INVESTMENT IN JUST OVER EIGHT WEEKS
ONLY 36 MORE CHANCES TO SEE THIS STRICTLY LIMITED ENGAGEMENT

“John Logan’s magical work, ace director Joe Mantello,
and the incomparable Bette Midler make this
80 irresistible minutes of primo tinseltown dish.”
- David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

The producers of I’LL EAT YOU LAST, Bette Midler’s critically acclaimed return to Broadway by Tony Award winner John Logan, directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, are pleased to announce that the world premiere production has recouped its initial Broadway investment of $2.4 million in just over eight weeks at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street).

The production 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 36 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.

TICKETING INFORMATION

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 45th Street). Ticket prices range from $82 – $142.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Please note I’LL EAT YOU LAST will be dark on Thursdays.

  • THROUGH SUNDAY, JUNE 2 (7 PERFORMANCES/WEEK OF MEMORIAL DAY): Tuesday at 7 PM, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM, Sunday at 7:30 PM. Matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM, Sunday at 3 PM. Please note there will be no performances on Monday and Thursday of this week.
  • MONDAY, JUNE 3 – SUNDAY, JUNE 9 (7 PERFORMANCES): Monday and Tuesday at 7 PM, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM, Sunday at 3 PM.
  • MONDAY, JUNE 10 – SUNDAY, JUNE 23 (8 PERFORMANCES PER WEEK): Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 7 PM, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM, Sunday at 3 PM.
  • MONDAY, JUNE 24 – SUNDAY, JUNE 30 (7 PERFORMANCES): Monday and Tuesday at 7 PM, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM, Sunday at 3 PM.

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