Bette Midler’s going to play legendary super agent Sue Mengers in a new play coming to Broadway this April. “I’ll Eat You Last” is written by John Logan, directed by Joe Mantello, and produced by a group including Vanity Fair editor in chief Graydon Carter. Broadway is going to be full of stars this Tony season.
But Barry Levinson’s musical of “Diner” with music by Sheryl Crow has been postponed til fall. In a very unusual move, both James Nederlander Jr and his rival, the Shubert Organization, are listed as producers of the Midler show. It takes a village!
Anyway: this is Bette Midler’s year. Her movie “Parental Guidance” with Billy Crystal and Marisa Tomei is a big hit at the box office. All she needs is a new album and she’s on fire!