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


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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