Bette Midler could be Broadway’s highest ever paid actor when she arrives onstage in the musical revival of “Hello, Dolly!” 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 Midler’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 show’s director and cast, plus photos. On top of all that, she’ll have a fab dressing room.
Expectations are running high. Current toast of Broadway and “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda tweeted when Midler was announced to star, “This is THE GREATEST NEWS.”
Reps for the show declined to comment.