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Gloria Estefan to Join Bernadette Peters as Cohost of 18th Annual Broadway Barks

The dog and cat adoption event was founded by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore.

Gloria Estefan will join Bernadette Peters as cohost of Broadway Barks.
Gloria Estefan will join Bernadette Peters as cohost of Broadway Barks.
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Broadway Barks has announced plans for its 18th annual animal adoption event to benefit New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies. Produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Broadway Barks will take place on July 30, in Shubert Alley.

Founded by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore, Broadway Barks features celebrities from the hottest shows currently on Broadway. This year’s event will be hosted by Bernadette Peters and Gloria Estefan (On Your Feet!).

Beginning at 3pm attendees will have the opportunity to meet all the adoptable dogs and cats. In addition, celebrity presentations of adoptable pets will take place between 5pm-6:30pm This year's Broadway Barks will feature hundreds of adoptable animals from 27 animal rescue groups.

Celebrity guests set to participate include Bill Berloni (The Crucible), Reed Birney (The Humans), Sierra Boggess (School of Rock), Sophia Anne Caruso (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 (Chicago), 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), and Jessica Keenan Wynn (Beautiful — The Carole King Musical).