This one-woman, Bette Midler show about famed agent Sue Mengers was reviewed today by Terry Teachout, the notorious Wall Street Journal reviewer who has dreams he’s Clive Barnes or Charles Isherwood. He’s having an all-too-frequent hissy-fit because Ms. Midler doesn’t leave the couch, and talks too much like the real Sue Mengers did (of course, that’s not to be tolerated). He’s probably also disappointed that she doesn’t sing and dance.
I saw this in previews with a packed house that jumped to its feet at the conclusion, and wisely done. Ignore the cop-out by Teachout, and go see this very limited, very entertaining run.
© Alan Weiss 2013