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Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman auction sweaty vests

A Steady Rain
A Steady Rain opened on Broadway in September

Hollywood heart-throbs Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman have raised thousands of dollars for charity by auctioning their sweaty stage vests on Broadway.

After their performance of A Steady Rain, they offered to sell the vests off their backs to the highest bidders.

The signed vests were eventually sold to two women for $3,500 (£2,100) each.

The money raised will go to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids which provides services for people with Aids and other critical illnesses across the US.

Originally only one vest was going to be auctioned, until a female audience member at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre screamed: "How much for the pants?"

Jackman replied: "By pants, we are talking about the trousers, right?"

After laughter from the audience, Jackman considered losing his trousers, but came up with the agreement to sell two vests instead.

The James Bond and Wolverine stars also offered to meet audience members backstage and pose for pictures if they stumped up $2,000 (£1,200).

Signed programmes were also on sale to punters for $60 (£36), as well as signed posters for $300 (£182).

Craig and Jackman play two Chicago policeman who are childhood friends and whose lives are changed forever by a tragic sequence of events.

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