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Bette Midler On Broadway: Divine Miss M Set To Return To Broadway Stage

Bette Midler Broadway Sue Mengers

By MARK KENNEDY   01/07/13 03:13 PM ET EST  AP

NEW YORK -- The Divine Miss M is returning to Broadway, and not as just a producer.

Bette Midler will star in John Logan's new play "I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers" in the spring, marking the first time the Grammy, Tony and Golden Globe winner has been on Broadway in 30 years.

The show opens April 24 at a Shubert theatre to be announced later.

Midler will play the legendary Hollywood agent Sue Mengers in the one-character play by Logan, who won a Tony for "Red" and wrote the screenplay for the James Bond movie "Skyfall."

Midler made her Broadway debut in the chorus of "Fiddler on the Roof" and won a Tony in "Clams on the Half Shell." She last produced the musical "Priscilla Queen of the Desert."

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  • Billy Crystal and Bette Miller

    Actor Billy Crystal and Bette Midler at the 80th Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 28, 2012.

  • Bette Midler

    Bette Midler at the New York Restoration Project's 17th Annual Halloween Ball.

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  • Bette Midler

  • Bette Midler

  • Susan Sarandon, Adrian Grenier, Bette Midler

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 31: (L to R) Susan Sarandon, Adrian Grenier and Bette Midler attend the New York Restoration Project Spring Picnic on May 31, 2012 in New York, United States. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

  • Bette Midler

  • Bette Midler

  • 'Beaches'

    A clip from Bette Midler's 1988 film "<a href="">Beaches</a>." She sang the movie's theme song, "Wind Beneath My Wings."

  • 'For The Boys'

    "<a href="">For The Boys</a>" (1991) was set during World War II.

  • 'Hocus Pocus'

    Bette Midler starred as a witch in 1993's "<a href="">Hocus Pocus</a>."

  • 'The First Wives Club'

    Bette Midler starred alongside Diane Keaton and Goldie Hawn in 1996's "<a href="">The First Wives Club</a>."

  • 'Parental Guidance'

    "<a href="">Parental Guidance</a>" will premieres Christmas Day 2012.


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