Nicole Kidman placed a high bet during a Broadway performance of The Music Man. Following Saturday’s performance, the group, including headliner Hugh Jackman, took part in an auction to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
“The generosity emanating from #NicoleKidman leaves me speechless! You ARE amazing. Thank you for your friendship and support! @MusicManBway @NicholastheWard @BCEFA,” the 54-year-old actor captioned the video featuring the moment on his Twitter.
The actor appears in the footage standing on stage next to another co-star who is shouting out numbers during an auction for Jackman’s hat. A member of the audience surprises everyone by bidding $100,000.
Before everyone learns who the big bidder is, Jackman and the other stars start clapping. In the video, the audience gives Kidman a standing ovation as she approaches to the stage and accepts the hat from Jackman.
Before returning to her seat, Kidman showcases the hat for the audience and shares a personal message.
“I love you and I love Broadway,” she said in the microphone. “And I love what they do at Broadway Cares. But also, what I want to say is that the show was extraordinary. Thank you.”
As she returned to her seat, Jackman said some kind words about Kidman from the stage.
On Instagram, the Tony Award winner also posted a photo from his visit with Kidman.
Kidman responded to her friend’s message on her Instagram Story and in the comments section of Jackman’s post.
“Darling Hugh, to my friend of 30 years. Right back at you such a generous, gorgeous man, it was a brilliant night in the theatre and an honor to be able to donate to @bcefa! + Congratulations to the talented cast.”
“The hat we bought at the auction,” the Oscar-winning actress wrote over a picture of her sporting the hat. “NIGHT NIGHT.” In the picture, Kidman tagged Jackman, Sutton Foster, the official The Music Man IG account and Broadway Cares.
For almost a year, Jackman has played the show’s main character, Professor Henry Hill. It was reported in September that the revival, which also starred Sutton Foster, will end on January 15, 2023.