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Jackman Raises Almost $1 Million for Charity

Hugh"Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway," with its Australian star, topped the list of fundraisers in the annual “Gypsy of the Year” event, which benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Despite only being on the Great White Way for three weeks, Jackman's one-man show raised $857,740. Portions of that total came from the auctioning of Jackman's undershirts that he wore during the production. According to The Hollywood Reporter, they sold for about $10,000 each.

After "Jackman," "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" brought in the second highest amount with $325,935, while "The Book of Mormon" came in third, donating $315, 968. The 53 participating Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies collected a record-breaking total of $4,895,253. Started in 1988, BC/EFA has brought in over $195 million to help provide essential services for individuals living with AIDS and other illnesses.

Pictured: Hugh Jackman(Photo: Getty Images)

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