Broadway Musical The Boy From Oz Raises Over $1 Million for Charity

News   Broadway Musical The Boy From Oz Raises Over $1 Million for Charity Though the final tally will come following this weekend's performances, The Boy From Oz has already amassed over $1 million in for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights this season.

Breaking the "Gypsy of the Year" competition record in December 2003, The Boy From Oz brought in the most money of any show with $632,998. Thus far, for the "Easter Bonnet" race the Hugh Jackman-headed musical has collected $440,524 — bringing the show's total to $1,073,522.

Jackman and the cast will perform at the annual Easter Bonnet competition, held this year April 19 and 20 at the New Amsterdam Theatre.

The Boy From Oz has auctioned off a number of items including the towel used by star Jackman in the show as Peter Allen. The flashy Allen-inspired shirts and signed posters are among the other items that have gone to audience members at the Imperial Theatre. But perhaps most tempting for some audience members is the occasional auction for a kiss from new Broadway beau Jackman.