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BC/EFA Produces Broadway Barks Adoption Event

Wednesday Jul 5, 2017

On Saturday, July 8, from 3-6:30 p.m. at NYC's Shubert Alley, Broadway Barks, the star-studded dog and cat adoption event benefiting New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies, will return for its 19th edition this summer.

The event, produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will again take place in Shubert Alley. Festivities begin at 3 p.m., and celebrity presentations of pets from citywide animal shelters begin after 5 p.m.

Broadway Barks co-founder and Broadway legend Bernadette Peters will be joined by her "Mozart in the Jungle" co-star, Malcolm McDowell, as hosts of the event.

Broadway special guests scheduled to lend their support include: Christy Altomare, James Barbour, P.J. Benjamin, John Bolton, Steven Booth, Petrina Bromley, Jenn Colella, Corey Cott, Gavin Creel, Alma Cuervo, Ariana DeBose, Siobhan Dillon, John Dossett, Susan Dunstan, Christine Ebersole, Jennifer Ehle, Kim Exum, Rebecca Faulkenberry, Kathy Fitzgerald, Jenn Gambatese, Janeane Garofalo, Mandy Gonzalez, Jackie Hoffman, Jayne Houdyshell, Ben Jacoby, Rachel Bay Jones, Andy Karl, Kendra Kassebaum, Derek Klena, Beth Leavel, Katrina Lenk, Malcolm McDowell, Laurie Metcalf, Abby Mueller, Bebe Neuwirth, Eva Noblezada, Caroline O'Connor, Laura Osnes, William Parry, Mary Beth Peil, Eric Petersen, David Hyde Pierce, Condola Rashad, Jelani Remy, Will Roland, Nic Rouleau, Charlie Russell, Caesar Samayoa, Brian Sears, Douglas Sills, Bobby Conte Thornton, Evan Todd, Taylor Trensch, Celia Weston, Betsy Wolfe and Jessica Keenan Wynn. Appearances are subject to change.

This year's Broadway Barks will feature adoptable animals from New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies including: Abandoned Angels Cocker Spaniels Rescue Inc., Adopt A Boxer Rescue, The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), Animal Haven, Anjellicle Cats Rescue, Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition Shelter, Bideawee, Bobbi and the Strays, City Critters, The Humane Society of New York, Husky House, KittyKind, Linda's Cat Assistance, Loving Touch, Main Line Animal Rescue, Manhattan Valley Cat Rescue, Metropolitan Maltese Rescue, Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League Inc., New York Pet-I-Care, Pet ResQ Inc., P.L.U.T.O. Rescue of Richmond County, Russell Refuge Inc., SaveKitty Foundation, Sean Casey Animal Rescue, The Tigger Foundation, Urban Cat League and Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue Inc.

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.

Broadway Barks was started in 1998 by Peters and her best friend, acclaimed actress Mary Tyler Moore, who passed away earlier this year. In its 18 years, Broadway Barks has helped raise awareness of and find permanent homes for thousands of rescues dogs and cats.

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