Shubert Alley, Manhattan
Broadway Barks, the star-studded dog and cat adopt-a-thon benefiting New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies, will return for a 14th year this summer.
The event, produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will again take place in Shubert Alley with festivities beginning at 3 pm and celebrity presentations of pets from citywide animal shelters beginning at 5 pm.
Broadway Barks 14, hosted by founders Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters, will help many of New York City’s shelter animals find permanent homes by informing New Yorkers about the plight of the thousands of “homeless” dogs and cats in the metropolitan area.
The line-up of celebrity guests includes Nina Arianda, Tracie Bennett, Bill Berloni, Jackie Burns, Michael Cerveris, Adam Chanler-Berat, Michael Cumpsty, John Dossett, Tom Edden, Martyn Ellis, Richard Fleeshman, Montego Glover, Joel Grey, Julie Halston, Megan Hilty, Angelica Huston, Jeremy Jordan, Carol Kane, Judy Kaye, Steve Kazee, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Claire Lams, Angela Lansbury, Dick Latessa, Linda Lavin, Caissie Levy, Norm Lewis, Kara Lindsay, Andrea McArdle, Audra McDonald, Michael McGrath, Judy McLane, Cristin Milioti, Rita Moreno, Bebe Neuwirth, Rory O’Malley, Nancy Opel, Bryce Pinkham, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Andrew Rannells, Jemima Rooper, Matt Saldivar, Chandra Lee Schwartz, Natalie Smith, Suzie Toase, Ben Vereen and Syndee Winters, with a special performance by The Craze from One Man, Two Guvnors.
Broadway Barks will feature a sampling of pets from several New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies, including ASPCA, Abandoned Angels Cocker Spaniel Rescue, Adopt A Boxer, Animal Care & Control, Animal Haven, Anjellicle Cats, Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, BARC, Bidawee, Bobbi & the Strays, City Critters, Humane Society of New York, Husky House, KittyKind, Long Island Grey Hound Transfer, Loving Touch, Manhattan Valley Cat Rescue, Metro Malts, Mid Atlantic Great Dane, Pet I Care, PLUTO, Russell Refuge, Save Kitty, Sean Casey Animal Rescue, Stray from the Heart, Tigger Foundation and Urban Cat League.
The event is free. Funds raised from a raffle, silent auction, signed memorabilia sales and donations are distributed to the participating shelters and rescue groups and to the Picasso Veterinary Fund, which is administered by the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals and provides grants to shelters and rescue groups to cover extraordinary veterinary costs.