Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman have been named the top fundraising team in the history of the annual Gypsy of the Year competition on Broadway.
Playbill reports that the A Steady Rain duo were presented with the All-Time Top Fundraising Award at the 8 December Gypsy competition, held this year at the Palace Theatre in New York.
Together, the James Bond and X-Men star raised a phenomenal $1,549,952 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (overall, the 21st annual competition brought in an all-time record total of $4,630,695).
Specific cases of how Craig and Jackman managed this were cited:
- Autographed A Steady Rain posters sold for $300 apiece; signed Playbills for $60 each.
- Jackman and Craig’s T-shirts, which were worn during the show, fetched anywhere from $3,000 to $5,000 nightly.
Since 1989 the 21 editions of Gypsy of the Year have raised a combined total of $40,360,000 to benefit BC/EFA, which distributes the money to more than 400 service organizations and charities.
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