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Sneak Peek: Diva Bette Midler…As Diva-Agent Sue Mengers

I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers star Bette Midler strikes a boozy pose (and intimidating stare) for Vanity Fair.

By New York City

<i>Vanity Fair</i> cover art
Vanity Fair cover art
On April 5, singing-dancing-comedienne-actress Bette Midler will make her highly anticipated return to Broadway in the one-woman show, I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers, starring as Hollywood's legendary and terrifying "superagent" Sue Mengers. The Tony-winning actress and playwright John Logan sat down with Vanity Fair's Maureen Dowd to discuss the show and give us an exclusive first look at the intimidating Menger-esque get-up Broadway audiences will see next month.

Take a look at Midler donning Menger's signature tinted sunglasses, blonde flip hairstyle, and caftan made out of an entire peacock. The shoot features the work of photographer Ellen Von Unwerth.

As you'll see, the resemblance is a little more than striking.

Bette Midler posing for Vanity Fair as "superagent" Sue Mengers
Bette Midler posing for Vanity Fair as "superagent" Sue Mengers
© Ellen von Unwerth, exclusively for Vanity Fair

Directed by Joe Mantello, the creative team for I'll Eat You Last 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).

For tickets to I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers, click here.

Tags: Bette MidlerJohn LoganI'll Eat You LastSue MengersI'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue MengersVanity FairEllen Von UnwerthMaureen Dowd


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