Nicole Kidman Receives Standing Ovation at Broadway’s ‘The Music Man’

Nicole Kidman acquired a heat welcome on Broadway Saturday night when she made a shock look at a efficiency of Hugh Jackman’s “The Music Man” revival. Throughout an public sale for the charity Broadway Cares/Fairness Fights AIDS, Kidman made her presence recognized when she bid a hefty sum of $100,000 for a hat signed by Jackman.

Jackman shared a video of the assembly on Twitter, thanking his fellow Australian thespian for her help.

“I really like you. I really like Broadway. And I really like what they do, Broadway Cares, however I additionally need to say this present is extraordinary,” Kidman stated, taking the microphone after approaching the stage on the Winter Backyard Theatre.

“I’ve recognized Nic for nearly 30 years. I’ve labored along with her. I can let you know this isn’t a shock to me. She is likely one of the most beneficiant souls I do know,” Jackman adopted. “You’re a lovely particular person. I really like you. Thanks.”

Kidman’s shouted bid of $100,000 drew an enthused response from the gang, main Jackman to joke “I simply need to be clear, this isn’t Australian {dollars}.” (Beneath present conversion charges, Kidman’s bid quantities to $148,744 Australian {dollars}.)

“Ms. Kidman’s exceptional help of Broadway Cares/Fairness Fights AIDS on Saturday night time was fantastic to see and her extraordinary generosity will likely be deeply appreciated by the complete Broadway neighborhood,” Kate Horton, producer on “The Music Man,” shared in a press release.

Nicole Kidman’s look comes days after being named because the recipient of the American Movie Institute’s lifetime achievement award. A gala tribute will happen on June 10 on the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Whereas Jackman and Kidman are two of Hollywood’s most distinguished Australian actors, the 2 have solely collaborated a handful of occasions. The pair led Baz Luhrmann’s 2008 journey epic “Australia” and offered the voices of the penguin mother and father to the tap-dancing pariah Mumble within the 2006 animated characteristic “Pleased Toes.”

“The Music Man” has been the largest hit of the yr on Broadway, producing $2 to $3 million per week in ticket gross sales. The present is about to shut on Jan. 15, 2023.