Bette Midler’s “I’ll Eat You Last” Breaks Records, Attracts Crowds
Broadway Grosses: Bette Midler Breaks Box Office Record with I’ll Eat You Last
News By Michael Mellini
May 6, 2013 – 3:23PM


Audiences are having a grand time as Bette Midler dishes Hollywood gossip from her couch at the Booth Theater where John Logan‘s new comedy I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers is packing in crowds. The show broke the theater’s house record earning $753,217 for a seven performance week. Another solo show however said farewell to Broadway as The Testament of Mary played its final performance.

Here’s a look at who was on top and who was not for the week ending May 5:

1. The Lion King ($1,829,570)
2. The Book of Mormon ($1,691,752)
3. Wicked ($1,651,541)
4. Lucky Guy ($1,382,232)
5. Motown ($1,209,773)

5. Jekyll & Hyde ($398,919)
4. The Testament of Mary ($301,343)
3. The Assembled Parties ($295,099)
2. Ann ($258,424) ($261,380)
1. The Big Knife ($220,859)

1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%)
2. I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers (101.77%)*
3. Motown (100.75%)
4. Lucky Guy (100.68%)
5. Matilda (99.99%)

UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)
5. The Big Knife (61.23%)
4. Annie (60.63%)
3. Nice Work If You Can Get It (60.43%)
2. Jekyll & Hyde (42.83%)
1. Ann (39.86%)

*Number based two seven regular performances.
Data provided by the Broadway League

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May 8, 2013

The show was great! Bette Midler was fabulous as always! After the show , as she was exiting the Booth Theatre. She signed my “I’ll Eat You Laat” script book and the poster from the play! Very sweet Diva! So tiny and thin! Bette looked great! I’ll be posting some of my pics soon! ❤