His first play, Never the Sinner, tells the story of the infamous Leopold and Loeb case. But why stop there when you can hear about Babs from the woman who launched—and almost destroyed—her career? And anyone who likes both Midler and gossip about 1970s Hollywood ought to have a good time. But at that point, Mengers doesn't care. No one shoots a movie there. That's where she opens up like a gossipy friend, rapidly dropping names of clients as you witness cinematic history play out in a blur, only this is behind-the-scenes dirt. But the presence of the telephone is part of the pathos and angst Sue is feeling in this evening we are in her living room. I liked reading it a lot but kept thinking directed correctly, and with a strong actress who can hold a stage and audience, it could be something more than this little thing.
New in 2013 Tony-winning megastar Bette Midler returns to Broadway for the first time in 30 years, in a new one-character play about legendary Hollywood agent Sue Mengers. This may hide license details from your Yelp page. If we watch closely, there might also be portents of the fall of an empire, or at least, the changing of the palace guard. And anyone who likes both Midler and gossip about 1970s Hollywood ought to have a good time. However brassy her persona, Mengers clearly valued taste and discretion, as Pask's spacious, elegant scenic reminds us. By the end, you're left wondering whether any real Hollywood stars are coming over as she expects.
Nederlander Theatre before heading to Broadway. And yes, I know she's a real person, but I'm not married to the physical appearance of the real Sue Mengers, and rather the essence of who she is. Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St. We wanted you to know because buying reviews not only hurts consumers, but also honest businesses who play by the rules. Raptis' delivery makes viewers feel as if they're almost worthy of an invite to one of Mengers' legendary Beverly Hills dinner parties. Starring Bette Midler, who makes her return to the stage in her first Broadway play in over 30 years.
Also, I think this has a lot of potential when staged. It is the reminder that the Michael Ovitz crowd with its corporate machine of packaging, numbers and money deals are replacing the Sue Mengers set of rules that she lived by. Discussing her marriage, she claims that she and her husband are a typical Hollywood couple. The unlikely climb to the top of her field began when her family arrived in America after fleeing Hitler's Germany. Refresh this Yelp page and try your search again. And you can just tell Raptis is living out her drag-queen fantasy onstage in I'll Eat You Last. But to be fair, this play was up against a very high standard when I've absolutely loved his other works, so of course this ended up being a little disappointing.
She naturally commands the script, which veers from the gleeful retelling of Hollywood lore to divulging personal details—like her father's suicide—that touch on triumph, trauma, revelry and despair without going maudlin. It's an approach few women in that era could get away with. There's a lot of humor in here, but with only dried ink on paper as the timing and delivery of the joke I didn't actually laugh much. Honey, we used to have fun. Subsequent plays include Hauptmann, about the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, and Riverview, a musical melodrama set at Chicago's famed amusement park. Sure, you can see plays inspired by the larger-than-life persona and career of Barbra Streisand. We wanted you to know because buying reviews not only hurts consumers, but also honest businesses who play by the rules.
John Logan, who won a Tony for his play Red, had met the legendary Sue Mengers and was already a star Hollywood screenwriter with credits for Gladiator, The Aviator, Skyfall and is currently writing the next two James Bond movies. The Broadway production of I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers closed June 30, 2013. Other notable films written by Logan include Star Trek: Nemesis, The Time Machine, The Last Samurai, Spectre, and the Tim Burton-directed musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, for which he received a Golden Globe Award. It is hard to imagine any other actor imbuing the character with the same seductive effervescence - or giving a feeling of perpetual motion to a 90-minute monologue without even standing up. Through her, we see the beginning of the decline of the voice of the artist in Hollywood. Saturday, December 30 and Sunday, December 31 at 7:30 p.
Witty, sarcastic, and willing to show you just how fucked up showbiz can be, this made me want to go back and pair it with Tell All, Chuck Palahniuk's book about a fictional starlet's demise. Creative: Directed by Joe Mantello. Logan's most recent feature films include Rango, an animated feature starring Johnny Depp and directed by Gore Verbinski, the film adaptation of Shakespeare's Coriolanus directed by and starring Ralph Fiennes, and the film adaptation of The Invention of Hugo Cabret directed by Martin Scorsese. Thanks to the lazy writing and acting, Mengers goes missing. Nederlander, the Shubert Organization, Terry Allen Kramer, Stephanie P.
The kind he has been orchestrating for two decades in the entertainment and political and world-mattering and personality must-read monthly that he has been editing for the erudite and legendary of their own spheres. Refresh this Yelp page and try your search again. Before the guests arrive, there will be other calls, other intimations of mortality. Refresh this Yelp page and try your search again. Only one act and consisting mostly of fun, gossipy Hollywood stories from the sixties and seventies. She learned English—and fell in love with cinema—by immersing herself in movies, sparking aspirations of becoming an actress herself someday. Logan co-wrote the scripts to the James Bond films, Skyfall and Spectre.
But by 1981 the glory days were fading. The role fits Midler like a glove and she does not disappoint under Joe Mantello's direction. Try again later, or search near a city, place, or address instead. Midler runs a marathon from that sofa. Mengers is waiting for the promised call from the diva herself. However brassy her persona, Mengers clearly valued taste and discretion, as Pask's spacious, elegant scenic reminds us. Witty, sarcastic, and willing to show you just how fucked up showbiz can be, this made me want to go back and pair it with Tell All, Chuck Palahniuk's book about a fictional starlet's demise.