Thursday, December 8

Hugh Jackman Back on Broadway raises record amount for charity

Hugh Jackman has been presenting his one man show Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway and during just  three weeks of performances his post-show appeals to the audience for donations to the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS fund drive raised a whopping $857,740. That total was boosted auctions of undershirts worn by Jackman in the show which went for more than $10,000 each.

I was at a performance of Jackman’s the Boy from Oz on Broadway a few years ago when he held one of these fundraising auctions after the show and believe me the audience go mad for the lots and pay incredible amounts of money for anything which he has been wearing.  

Jackman was easily the highest fundraiser but other shows included How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying with $325,935 and The Book of Mormon came in third with $315, 968.

This man is charismatic on stage and really exciting to watch so I am really hoping that he manages to get this show on in London's West End while hs is here next year shooting the film of Les Miserables.

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