Nicole Kidman surprises Broadway with $100,000 bid for Hugh Jackman’s hat


Nicole Kidman has shocked each Broadway audiences and Hugh Jackman by bidding US$100,000 (A$150,000, £83,000) for a hat signed by Jackman after a efficiency of her former co-star’s musical The Music Man.

Throughout an public sale for the charity Broadway Cares/Fairness Fights Aids after the efficiency on Saturday, Kidman made her presence identified by shouting her bid of $100,000 for the hat, which led to gasps and cheers within the crowd, then a standing ovation.

“I simply wish to be clear, this isn’t Australian {dollars},” Jackman joked.

“I really like you. I really like Broadway. And I really like what they do, Broadway Cares, however I additionally wish to say this present is extraordinary,” Kidman stated into the microphone, having approached the stage on the Winter Backyard Theatre and hugging Jackman.

“I’ve identified Nic for nearly 30 years. I’ve labored along with her. I can let you know this isn’t a shock to me. She is likely one of the most beneficiant souls I do know,” Jackman stated on stage. “You’re a ravishing particular person. I really like you. Thanks on your generosity.”

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The Music Man solid has been elevating funds for the charity at latest performances.

Although they’re amongst Australia’s most well-known actors, Jackman and Kidman have solely collaborated a few instances, main Baz Luhrmann’s 2008 movie Australia and offering the voices of penguin dad and mom in each of George Miller’s animated Glad Toes movies.

The Music Man has been an enormous hit on Broadway, producing $2-3m every week in ticket gross sales. The present will shut in January.

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