Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore host Broadway Barks 9. They are joined by Angela Lansbury, David Hyde Pierce, Harry Hamlin, Lisa Rinna, Jo Anne Worley, Jerry Mathers, Jane Carr, John Lloyd Young, Maureen McGovern, Cheyenne Jackson, Michael Cerveris, Debra Monk, Karen Ziemba, and many more Broadway stars.
The star-studded dog and cat adopt-a-thon benefits New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies. The event is produced by Broadway Care/Equity Fights AIDS and sponsored by the ASPCA with additional sponsorship by the New York Times, Pedigree, and RCA Small Wonder.
Celebrity presentations of pets from citywide animal shelters will take place between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. (In the event of rain, BROADWAY BARKS 9! will be rescheduled for Saturday, July 28 from 3:30p.m. - 6:30p.m.)
Broadway Barks 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. Last year's event attracted an audience of more than 6,000 theater fans, pet owners, and animal lovers, and featured the participation of more than 24 animal shelters from the New York City area.