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Corbin Bleu, Kristin Chenoweth, Kelsey Grammer, Sean Hayes, et al. Added to Broadway Barks Line-Up

Sean Hayes
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George Akram, Fred Applegate, Brooks Ashmankas, Corbin Bleu, Kristin Chenoweth, Veanne Cox, Erin Davie, Robin De Jesús, John Dossett, Gina Ferrell, Kelsey Grammer, Alexander Hanson, Sean Hayes, Jackie Hoffman, Karl Kenzler, Chad Kimball, Leigh Ann Larkin, Karen Olivo, Loretta Ables Sayre, and Josefina Scaglione have been added to the list of celebrity participants at Broadway Barks 12, to be held in Shubert Alley on Saturday, July 10 from 3:30pm to 6:30pm. Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore will host this annual dog and cat adopt-a-thon.

As previously announced, the event will also feature appearances by Brooke Adams, Bill Berloni, Kevin Chamberlin,Katie Finneran, Montego Glover, Tony Goldwyn, Ruthie Henshall, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Beth Leavel, Judy McLane, Michael Mastro, Jan Maxwell, Tony Shalhoub, and Richard Thomas.

The event, produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will once again 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 celebrity presentations of pets from citywide animal shelters will take place between 5:30pm and 6:30pm.

In addition, the Empire State Building will be lit purple, pink and yellow on July 10 to raise awareness of the Broadway Barks adopt-a-thon.

Following the event, Peters will hold a book signing of her new children's book Stella is a Star! in the lobby of the Schoenfeld Theatre, at approximately 7:15pm. The new book, published by Blue Apple Books, is about Stella, a pup who would rather be a graceful pig ballerina than what she really is: a dog no one seems to like. The book includes a CD with an original song written and performed by Peters.

For more information, visit www.BroadwayBarks.com.

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