A Steady Rain stars Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig have thrown down the fundraising gauntlet with their curtain speech plea to help raise funds for Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS.
On Oct. 23, A Steady Rain's first day of fundraising for the upcoming BC/EFA Gypsy of the Year event, Jackman began "Well, congratulations. We got through the entire show without one cell phone going off!" The duo then proceeded to auction off (and sign) the t-shirts they wore during the show for $5,000 each. They also took 20 pictures with audience members for $1,000 each. Those items, added to the sale of signed posters and Playbills as well as standard bucket collections, totaled $38,900 for the night — the all-time, one-night record.
The figure bested the previous one-night fundraising record of $5,000 held by Jackman himself during his run in The Boy from Oz.