Bette Midler’s 1-woman show recoups investment

This June 14, 2012 file photo shows entertainer Bette Midler at the 2012 Songwriters Hall of Fame induction and awards gala in New York. Midler is box office gold _ her one-woman Broadway show has recouped its $2.4 million investment in just over eight weeks. On Broadway for the first time in 30 years, Midler is playing the wondrously snooty super talent agent in "I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers." (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, file)
This June 14, 2012 file photo shows entertainer Bette Midler at the 2012 Songwriters Hall of Fame induction and awards gala in New York. Midler is box office gold _ her one-woman Broadway show has recouped its $2.4 million investment in just over eight weeks. On Broadway for the first time in 30 years, Midler is playing the wondrously snooty super talent agent in "I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers." (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, file)

NEW YORK (AP) — Bette Midler is officially box office gold — her one-woman Broadway show has recouped its $2.4 million investment in just over eight weeks.

On Broadway for the first time in 30 years, Midler is playing the wondrously snooty super talent agent in “I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers.”

Written by John Logan, the play is a straightforward biography of a girl with a heavy German accent who turned herself into a mover and shaker in Hollywood.

The show didn’t get a single Tony nomination but has been a tough ticket, pulling in $808,816 last week with only seven shows at full capacity.

Other shows this season that recouped include Tom Hanks’ “Lucky Guy,” the Al Pacino-led revival of “Glengarry Glen Ross” and “The Heiress” with Jessica Chastain.

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