Saturday, April 13, 2024

Bette Midler Coming to Broadway in April with New Play


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!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

Read more

In Other News