Bette Midler will earn $150,000/week plus a percentage of the box office and merchandising. That makes her one of the highest-paid performers in Broadway history.
The New York Times rejected an ad from the production that would have graced a special "for president" section the Sunday before the election. The ad would have sat directly underneath photos of candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump with the words "It Takes a Woman". Instead of running that ad, the show got a full-page ad elsewhere in the edition.
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