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A starry evening with Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig

September 30, 2009 |  1:12 pm

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When "A Steady Rain" opened last night on Broadway, you could almost feel the heat from New York all the way in California.

Keith Huff's drama features the sparest of sets and only two characters who play lifelong friends and Chicago cops. But let's cut to the chase -- and we mean no disrespect to the playwright: The night was all about Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman.

Though he was making his Broadway debut, Craig is no stranger to the boards, having appeared in London in Caryl Churchill's "A Number" and Tony Kushner's "Angels in America." And, of course, Jackman, a Tony winner for "The Boy From Oz" and Curley in "Oklahoma!," is on familiar turf. 

An explosion of stars descended on the Gerald Shoenfeld Theatre for this big event and the after-party at the Harvard Club. Click on the jump to see who was on the red carpet.

-- Lisa Fung

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Leading men: Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman at the Harvard Club. Credit: Jemal Countess / Getty Images

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Sorry fans, they had dates: Craig, his girlfriend Satsuki Mitchell, Debora-Lee Furness and her husband,  Jackman. Credit: Evan Agostini / Associated Press 

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OK, one more, and we'll move on to the others: Craig and Jackman: Jemal Countess / Getty Images

A Steady Rain Seinfelds

An evening out: Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld. Credit: Jemal Countess / Getty Images

A Steady Rain Liev Schrieber

The beautiful people: Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts. Credit: Jemal Countess / Getty Images

A Steady Rain Matthew Morrison

Full of 'Glee': Theater -- and now television -- actor Matthew Morrison

A Steady Rain Murdochs

Family affair: Media mogul Rupert Murdoch, with his daughter Catherine and his wife Wendi Deng. Credit: Jemal Countess / Getty Images

A Steady Rain Barry Diller

Mogul, Part 2: Designer Diane von Furstenberg and media honcho husband Barry Diller. Credit: Evan Agostini / Associated Press

A Steady Rain Harvey Weinstein

Mogul, Part 3: Harvey Weinstein Credit: Jemal Countess / Getty Images

A Steady Rain David Schwimmer

Friends: Actor David Schwimmer and girlfriend Zoe Buckman. Credit: Evan Agostini / Associated Press

A Steady Rain Whoopi Goldberg

Sharing her view(s): Whoopi Goldberg. Credit: Jemal Countess / Getty Images

A Steady Rain BD Wong

Law & Order, Part 1: B.D. Wong. Credit: Jemal Countess / Getty Images

A Steady Rain Stephanie March

Law & Order, Part 2: Stephanie March. Credit: Evan Agostini / Associated Press

A Steady Rain Jeff Goldblum

Law & Order, Part 3: Jeff Goldblum. Credit: Jemal Countess / Getty Images

A Steady Rain Matthew Broderick

Where's Sarah Jessica Parker?: Actor Matthew Broderick. Credit: Jemal Countess / Getty Images

A Steady Rain Joel Grey

Lights a little too bright?: Joel Grey. Credit: Jemal Countess / Getty Images

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The creative team and their stars: Craig, playwright Keith Huff, director John Crowley, Jackman.

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Curtain call: Daniel Craig. Credit: Jemal Countess / Getty Images

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Parting view: Hugh Jackman. Credit: Jemal Countess / Getty Images

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'A Steady Rain' pours on the charm

Daniel Craig, Hugh Jackman in 'A Steady Rain': What did the critics think?

Top photo: Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman. Credit: Jemal Countess / Getty Images

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