Broadway Barks Pet Adoption Event Returns In-Person July 9
The annual adoptathon is hosted by Tony winners Bernadette Peters and Sutton Foster.
Broadway Barks, the theater community’s annual cat and dog adoption event, returns to Shubert Alley on July 9 for its 24th annual adoptathon, the first in-person event for the annual offering since the pandemic. The event is free and open to the public.
Three-time Tony winner Bernadette Peters, who co-founded the organization with the late Mary Tyler Moore, is hosting the event alongside two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster, a longtime Broadway Barks supporter. Many Broadway favorites are scheduled to join them, including Shoshana Bean, Jewelle Blackman, Alex Brightman, Kerry Butler, Bobby Conte, John Dossett, Claybourne Elder, Myles Frost, Jared Goldsmith, Randy Graff, Tamar Greene, Shuler Hensley, Antwayn Hopper , Jayne. Houdyshell, Hugh Jackman, James Jackson Jr., Ramin Karimloo, Eddie Korbich, John-Michael Lyles, Jane Lynch, Jefferson Mays, Marie Mullen, Abby Mueller, Donna Murphy, Suzy Nakamura, Randy Rainbow, Christopher Sieber, Jennifer Simard, Talia Suskauer , Jason Veasey and Julie White.
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The event brings together Broadway luminaries with the ASPCA, leveraging their star power to find loving homes for animals in need at participating New York-area shelters, including Abandoned Angels Cocker Spaniels Rescue Inc. , Adopt A Boxer Rescue, AdvoCat Rescue, The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), Animal Care & Control (ACC), Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Anjellicle Cats Rescue, Bide-a-wee, Bobbi and the Strays, City Critters, Francis’s Friends Inc., The Humane Society of New York, Husky House, Linda’s Cat Assistance, Little Shelter, Long Island Bulldog, Metropolitan Maltese Rescue, Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League Inc, Pet ResQ Inc., SaveKitty Foundation, SPCA of Westchester, Urban Cat League, Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue, and 1 Amour 4 Animaux.
Over 2,000 cats and dogs were featured at the annual event, and approximately 85% found forever homes. The event, produced by Broadway Cares, takes place in Shubert Alley (located between 44th and 45th Streets, between Broadway and 8th Avenue). The adoption event begins at 3:00 p.m. and celebrity introductions will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
For more information on adopting a pet, visit BroadwayBarks.org.