Bette Midler could be Broadwayâ€™s highest ever paid actor when she arrives onstage in the musical revival of â€œHello, Dolly!â€ next year.
Sources told Page Six that Midler will get $150,000 per week, plus a percentage of the box office plus merchandising. The source added that Midlerâ€™s piece of the box office goes up if the show hauls in $1 million per week.
Our source said Midler will also get approval over the showâ€™s director and cast, plus photos. On top of all that, sheâ€™ll have a fab dressing room.
Expectations are running high. Current toast of Broadway and â€œHamiltonâ€ creator Lin-Manuel Miranda tweeted when Midler was announced to star, â€œThis is THE GREATEST NEWS.â€
Reps for the show declined to comment.