NEW YORK (AP) – Bette Midler is box office gold – her one-woman Broadway show has recouped its $2.4 million investment in just over eight weeks.
On Broadway for the first time in 30 years, Midler is playing the wondrously snooty super talent agent in “I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers.”
Written by John Logan, the play is a straightforward biography of a girl with a heavy German accent who turned herself into a mover and shaker in Hollywood.
The show didn’t get a single Tony nomination but has been a tough ticket, pulling in $808,816 last week with only seven shows at full capacity.
Other shows this season that recouped include Tom Hanks’ “Lucky Guy,” the Al Pacino-led revival of “Glengarry Glen Ross” and “The Heiress” with Jessica Chastain.