So, fun fact I thought I’d spill to all you Broadway nerds: Despite what you may have heard about A Steady Rain being totally sold out, you’ve still got one chance to see Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman do their thing together (no, not that thing!) on the Great White Way. The two added one final performance to their turns as cops in Rain this Sunday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m.—and you’re in luck because, yes, tickets are still available!
And, it gets better because, what do you know? It’s for a good cause. The absolute final performance will, at the super-sweet request of stars Craig and Jackman, benefit two charities: New Yorkers for Children, which helps kids in foster care, and NYCPBA Widows & Children’s Fund, which provides aid and assistance to widows, widowers, and dependents of police officers who’ve lost their lives in the line of duty. All the proceeds from this extra show will benefit these two charities.
It’s a move that, truly, isn’t surprising for the two stars, who’ve been working hard for the show’s 12-week run to raise millions during the annual Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS campaign period. Just for a little perspective, in last year’s fall BC/EFA campaign, in-theater pleas (which are a common occurrence for any regular theater-goer) raised $3 million. In the six-week period alone, Jackman and Craig are on track to raise $1.3 million themselves. (Look at what selling the shirt off your back every night, for up to $15,000, can do!) According to BC/EFA, the pair have broken every conceivable previous fund-raising record. Bravo, boys!
So, if you haven’t seen it and had always meant to and wanted to help a charity, maybe it’s worth checking into whether you can snatch a ticket for A Steady Rain? We here at EW might have only given it a C+, but you’ll probably only get to see these two on stage together…this one time. Do it.
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