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Nicole Kidman attends the 55th annual Country Music Association awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 10, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee.

And the crowd went wild!

Nicole Kidman snuck into a performance of Hugh Jackman’s “The Music Man” on Broadway, but she let herself known for the best reason.

The cast of the show had been raising money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS at the end of their recent performances. Hugh Jackman signed the hat he wore in the show and offered it to the highest bidder in the audience. That’s when a shout came out from mid-theater, “$100,000!” Once the crowd realized it was Nicole Kidman, everyone was amazed. (watch below!)

  • Nicole took the mic:

    I love you. I love Broadway. And I love what they do, Broadway Cares, but I also want to say this show is extraordinary

  • Hugh followed up with:

    I’ve known Nic for almost 30 years. I’ve worked with her. I can tell you this is not a surprise to me. She is one of the most generous souls I know.

    You’re a beautiful person. I love you. Thank you.

  • The show's producer, Kate Horton, commented:

    Ms. Kidman’s remarkable support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS on Saturday night was wonderful to see and her extraordinary generosity will be deeply appreciated by the entire Broadway community

  • Broadway Cares executive director Tom Viola said:

    Broadway Cares is blessed with friends across Broadway. But we have no greater champion than Hugh Jackman. This extraordinary gift from his pal Nicole Kidman is by far the largest donation for any one auction item ever. That’s 20,000 meals and 2,000 doctor visits this holiday season for those living with HIV/AIDS, struggling with COVID-19 or facing other life-threatening challenges.  

    Donations made at The Music Man, all across Broadway, Off-Broadway and at national touring productions will provide meals and medication, health care and hope this holiday season.

  • Speechless!