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Bette Midler will literally run the show on Broadway

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Bette Midler will literally run the show on Broadway
By Page Six Team
January 24, 2016 | 8:44pm

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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.

Julia Roberts reportedly raked in $150,000 per week while starring in “Three Days of Rain” in 2006, which included a piece of the box-office action.

Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane reportedly made upward of $100,000 in “The Producers.”

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.

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