Tony winner Bernadette Peters will team with Grammy award winner Gloria Estefan to co-host Broadway Barks. This star-studded dog and cat adoption event to benefit New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies was founded by Ms. Peters and Mary Tyler Moore 18 years ago and is going strong.
This free event, produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will take place July 30th in Shubert Alley (located between 44th and 45th Streets, between Broadway and Eighth Avenues). Beginning at 3 PM attendees can meet all the adoptable dogs and cats; celebrity presentations of adoptable pets will take place beginning at 5 PM and continue to 6:30 PM.
The afternoon will feature hundreds of adoptable animals from 27 animal rescue groups.
Celebrity participants already lending their support include the following:
Bill Berloni (The Crucible)
Reed Birney (The Humans)
Sierra Boggess (School of Rock—The Musical)
Sophia Anne Caruso (Lazarus/Blackbird/Runaways)
Allison Case (Matilda The Musical)
Michael Cerveris (Fun Home)
Leanne Cope (An American in Paris)
Alma E. Cuervo (On Your Feet!)
Drew Gehling (Waitress)
Rick Holmes (Matilda The Musical)
Jayne Houdyshell (The Humans)
Judy Kaye (Wicked)
Beth Malone (Fun Home)
Willow McCarthy (Matilda The Musical)
Judy McLane (Mamma Mia)
Brian Stokes Mitchell (Shuffle Along)
Bebe Neuwirth (The Addams Family)
Brad Oscar (Something Rotten!)
Jill Paice (An American in Paris)
Gabriella Pizzolo (Fun Home)
Emily Skeegs (Fun Home)
Peter Scolari (Wicked)
Carrie St. Louis (Wicked)
Max von Essen (An American in Paris)
Aviva Winick (Matilda The Musical)
Amra-Faye Wright (Chicago)
Jessica Keenan Wynn (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical)
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 BC/EFA has raised more than $285 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.