Nicole Kidman surprises Hugh Jackman Broadway show and bids $150,000 for signed hat
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Nicole Kidman not only showed her support for fellow Aussie Hugh Jackman on Broadway, but she also dug deep into her pockets to make a generous donation to a charity close to his heart.
Over the weekend, the actress was among the thousands who caught Jackman’s The Music Man extravaganza at New York’s The Winter Garden Theatre.
During a break in his performance, the X-Men alum began an auction for his signed hat, with proceeds going to Broadway Cares – a nonprofit US organisation that provides medications, health care, meals and more to people in need.
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Moments after he started the bidding, Kidman is heard off-camera making a $100,000 ($150,000) bid, much to the delight of the actor and the crowd.
The Oscar winner was then seen walking down the aisle, to a chorus of applause from shocked theatre-goers shocked.
Jackman later posted the moment to Instagram Stories, with the caption: “Nicole you are extraordinary! Your generosity is truly amazing. Thank you my friend.”
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Jackman further thanked Kidman in an Instagram post, where he wrote:
“The generosity and love emanating from @nicolekidman leaves me speechless,” Jackman wrote. “Thank you Nic for your friendship and support! @musicmanbway @nicholastheward @bcefa king his Australia co-star.
The happy exchange comes days after it was revealed Kidman will receive a Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute next year.
“What an honour! Thank you to the American Film Institute,” she recently wrote on Instagram.
“And to all who have been a part of this journey. Looking forward to seeing you in June.”
Kidman is set to become the first Aussie to be awarded the prize, with the likes of Jane Fonda, Al Pacino and George Clooney named as previous recipients.
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