Friday, January 2, 2015

Taylor Swift donates $6K for Hugh Jackman’s T-shirt

Taylor Swift donates $6K for Hugh Jackman’s T-shirt:

Taylor Swift visits Hugh Jackman backstage during a matinee performance of the Broadway play 'The River.'
thehughjackman via instagram Taylor Swift visits Hugh Jackman backstage during a matinee performance of the Broadway play 'The River.'
Taylor Swift caught a Christmas Eve performance of Hugh Jackman’s new Broadway play — and she didn’t leave empty-handed.

The pop star and her family attended a matinee performance of the Oscar nominee’s play “The River” on Wednesday, and stayed for a post-show auction benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

The 25-year-old old star gave herself an early Christmas gift when she donated $6,000 in exchange for Jackman’s T-shirt, which he wore during his performance.

The movie star not only accepted her donation, he also raised an additional $6,000 from another audience member and even threw in $6,000 himself.

Swift’s rival in the bidding ended up with a twice the value for her donation: the chance to meet both Jackman and Swift backstage.

And with Jackman doling out articles of clothing, another audience member even offered $2,000 for his belt.

Hugh Jackman stars in the Broadway play ‘The River.’
Richard Termine/Photo by RICHARD TERMINE Hugh Jackman stars in the Broadway play ‘The River.’ Enlarge

Taylor Swift is seen walking in Soho in the snow on Dec. 10 in New York City.
Raymond Hall/GC Images Taylor Swift is seen walking in Soho in the snow on Dec. 10 in New York City. Enlarge


The 'X-Men' star (left) raises money for Broadway Cares whenever he takes the stage and the bidding war , started by Swift (rght) brought in a large amount of money for the initiative.
Jackman is famous for raising money for Broadway Cares each time he takes the stage. In fact, “The River” is Broadway’s top overall fundraiser for the charity this season, nearing the $1 million mark in donations.

"Hugh Jackman is one of Broadway Cares’ greatest champions,” the charity’s executive director Tom Viola told the News. “The record-breaking resources he makes possible for us to put to good work are astounding. But it is the grace, great humor, genuine care and commitment that he brings to it all, engaging his audience and the entire company of ‘The River’ in a way that makes giving a genuine pleasure for all involved.

“He just a great guy. It's as simple as that."

Swift and Jackman also posed for a photo backstage, which the movie star shared on Instagram.

“Lovely to see @taylorswift13 and her family,” he captioned the photo. “Merry Christmas Eve to all xoxx.”

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