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Boy From Oz Actors Equity fights aids fundraising has begun

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Just came back from Boy From Oz. -A fabulous Hugh Jackman but a lousy show ( just my opinion ). Anyway; at the end of the show they auctioned of a black t-shirt he had worn during the show . They got $2000.00 for it. They also auctioned the towel he wears around his neck for $1800.00. Photo ops with Hugh went at $500.00 each in addition the signed cd's and posters were flying in the lobby. I wonder how much they will make by the time the fundraising weeks are over?
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Forgot to add that at Gypsy last night when they asked for donations at the end; it didn't seem to generate much support from the audience. ( Neither did the show)
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I thought that they were auctioning off kisses from Hugh at BOY FROM OZ. I was willing to go as high as $500 for one of those.
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I was at BFO on 11/15, the matinee and they auctioned off the black shirt. It went for $4500, not only did one person bid but three people were willing to pay $4500. You could tell the cast were all amazed. Apparently there was a woman in the audience who co-wrote or wrote 9 of the songs. Of course she was one of the $4500. They also did the first 10 people at the stage door willing to pay $500 got a picture too. Are the shows having some sort of contest? If so that should have put BFO up on the top.
Just a side note, Hugh Jackman gives 500% everytime he is on that stage. He is well worth the visit. I like the show but I'm not sure once he leaves how long it will run. That's just my opinion.
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"Apparently there was a woman in the audience who co-wrote or wrote 9 of the songs."

Carol Bayer Sager was the woman you are talking about.

Dollypop, when Hugh was on the View, he said that some guy paid a high price (can't remember if it was $500 or $1000) to kiss him. Hugh was surprised to see the guy later walking out of the theatre with his girlfriend. re: re: re: re: Boy From Oz Actors Equity fights aids fundraising has begun
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That is great that people can offer that kind of money. I wish I had that kind of money to do it.
Maybe they should auction the kiss for a little cheaper. Boy From Oz Actors Equity fights aids fundraising has begun

I always buy the poster that is signed however.
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Any clue as to how much the signed CD was? And they have been doing the fundraising for about 2 weeks now. And doing quite well, I might add! :)

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I saw that too last weekend and I was amazed. But then everthing seemed a bit pricey at Oz. The signed posters went for $100, Millies were $50. Hey, if it goes to BC/EFA, then I'm all for it, but if they made the prices a little more reasonable maybe a lot more of us would go for it. Two years ago I paid $20 for a polaroid with the 3 divas in costume from Mamma Mia. The Boy From Oz had the same photo op for a hell of a lot more. What gives? This seems to be a high roller show, after Broadway they should cincider a Las Vegas run.