During his final nine-performance holiday week, Jackman's solo show grossed $2,063,259, a Shubert Organization house record.
The singing actor, who will be seen in the upcoming film version of the international hit musical Les Miserables, also broke a Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS fundraising record. During his limited run, Jackman raised $1,789,580 for the organization, the most ever brought in by a one-person show.
"Hugh Jackman is amazing in his generosity of spirit, energy and talent," said BC/EFA executive director Tom Viola. "Because of these efforts, we will be able to make a significant difference for so many desperately needed service organizations that continue to struggle with decreases in government, foundation and individual support. I know for a fact that more doors will stay open, lights will stay on and lives will be saved thanks to the kindness of Hugh and his audiences."
Directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, Hugh Jackman Back on Broadway officially opened Nov. 10 following previews that began Oct. 25.
BC/EFA is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 BC/EFA has raised over $195 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.