Hello, Dolly!'s Bernadette Peters and Victor Garber to Host 20th Broadway Barks
Katharine McPhee, Andrew Rannells, and more Broadway stars are set to participate in the annual event.
The 20th annual Broadway Barks event, produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will take place on Saturday, July 14, in Shubert Alley (located between 44th and 45th Streets, between Broadway and Eighth Avenues).
The event will be hosted by Hello, Dolly! stars Bernadette Peters and Victor Garber, and is sponsored by Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Marty and Perry Granoff, Jujamcyn Theaters, James Nederlander, Daryl Roth, Scott Rudin, the Shubert Organization, and the New York Times.
Festivities begin at 3pm with a "meet-and-greet" of adoptable pets. From 5pm-6:30pm, adoptees make their Broadway debut onstage with some of Broadway's favorites. Celebrity participants include Katharine McPhee (Waitress), Jessie Mueller (Carousel), Andrew Rannells (The Boys in the Band), Ashley Park (Mean Girls), James Monroe Iglehart (Hamilton), and many more.
This year, Broadway Barks will feature adoptable animals from the following New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies: 1 Love 4 Animals, Abandoned Angels Cocker Spaniels Rescue Inc, Adopt A Boxer Rescue, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), Animal Care Centers of NYC, Animal Haven, Anjellicle Cats Rescue, Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, BARC (Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition) Shelter, Bideawee, 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, Loving Touch, Manhattan Valley Cat Rescue, Metropolitan Maltese Rescue, Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League, Inc., New York Pet-I-Care, Pet ResQ Inc., SaveKitty Foundation, Sean Casey Animal Rescue, SPCA of Westchester, and Urban Cat League.