Bernadette Peters and Randy Rainbow Host Broadway Barks July 8 in Shubert Alley | Playbill

Broadway Cares Bernadette Peters and Randy Rainbow Host Broadway Barks July 8 in Shubert Alley

The annual pet adoptathon features a host of celebrity participants, including 2023 Tony winners Victoria Clark, J. Harrison Ghee, Bonnie Milligan, and Alex Newell.

Bernadette Peters and Randy Rainbow

Broadway Barks, the annual pet adoption event co-founded by Bernadette Peters and the late Mary Tyler Moore, returns to Shubert Alley July 8.

Tony winner Peters and satirist Randy Rainbow host the 25th annual dog and cat adoption event, set to feature adoptable animals from over 20 NYC-area adoption agencies and rescue groups along with a host of non-adoptable Broadway favorites. Broadway Cares produces the afternoon, which begins with a meet and greet of the available pets starting at 3 PM, followed by the celebrity presentations from 5 PM-6:30 PM.

Celebrity participants scheduled to lend their support include Clyde Alves (New York, New York), Annaleigh Ashford (Sweeney Todd), Sonya Balsara (Aladdin), Maria Bilbao (Sweeney Todd), Jewelle Blackman (Hadestown), Rajesh Bose (Life of Pi), Steven Boyer (Kimberly Akimbo), Laura Bell Bundy (The Cottage), Kevin Cahoon (Shucked), Reeve Carney (Hadestown), Nicholas Christopher (Sweeney Todd), Victoria Clark (Kimberly Akimbo), Eddie Cooper (Parade), Lilli Cooper (The Cottage), Kevin Del Aguila (Some Like It Hot), Brooke Dillman (Once Upon a One More Time), John Dossett (Wicked), Andrew Durand (Shucked), Leandra Ellis-Gaston (Six), Gina Ferrall (Leopoldstadt), J. Harrison Ghee (Some Like it Hot), Avery Glymph (Life of Pi), Josh Groban (Sweeney Todd), Justin Guarini (Once Upon a One More Time), Briga Heelan (Once Upon A One More Time), Adam Heller (Some Like it Hot), Robyn Hurder (A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical), Ayana Jackson (MJ The Musical), Jamie Jackson (Sweeney Todd), Arielle Jacobs (Here Lies Love), Mark Jacoby (A Beautiful Noise), Zoe Jensen (Six), Taylor Iman Jones (Six), Carol Kane (Wicked), Ashley D. Kelley (Shucked), Colby Kipnes (Grey House), Derek Klena (Moulin Rouge), Sean Allan Krill (Parade), McKenzie Kurtz (Wicked), Melanie La Barrie (& Juliet), Joanna “JoJo” Levesque (Moulin Rouge), Mark Lotito (Some Like it Hot), Michael Maliakel (Aladdin), Alyssa Marvin (Grey House), Tatiana Maslany (Grey House), Marsha Mason (Steel Magnolias), Michael Mastro (Funny Girl), Gaten Matarazzo (Sweeney Todd), Alli Mauzey (Kimberly Akimbo), Eric McCormack (The Cottage), Michael McCormick (A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical), Howard McGillin (Parade), Laurie Metcalf (Grey House), Bonnie Milligan (Kimberly Akimbo), Paolo Montalban (Funny Girl), Donna Murphy (Passion), Anne L. Nathan (Funny Girl), Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago), Alex Newell (Shucked), Eva Noblezada (Hadestown), Michele Pawk (Wicked), Linda Powell (A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical), John Rapson (Sweeney Todd), Colton Ryan (New York, New York), Angie Schworer (Some Like it Hot), Jennifer Simard (Once Upon a One More Time), Emily Skinner (New York, New York), Tess Soltau (Once Upon a One More Time), Dana Steingold (The Cottage), Bri Sudia (A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical), Will Swenson (A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical), Paulo Szot (& Juliet), Nasia Thomas (Six), and Betsy Wolfe (& Juliet).

Broadway Barks features adoptable animals from the following New York City area animal shelters and adoption agencies: 1 Love 4 Animals, Abandoned Angels Cocker Spaniels Rescue Adopt A Boxer Rescue, The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), Animal Care Centers of NYC, Anjellicle Cats Rescue, Best Friends Animal Society, Bideawee, Bobbi and the Strays, City Critters, Francis’s Friends, Hearts and Bones Rescue, Husky House, Linda’s Cat Assistance, Little Shelter, Long Island Bulldog Rescue, Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League, Muddy Paws Rescue, Pet ResQ Inc., SaveKitty Foundation, Second Chance Rescue, SPCA of Westchester, and Urban Cat League.

Proceeds from the free event, which is open to the public, benefit the participating shelters and rescue groups. Illustrator and author Hilary Knight has designed this year’s poster art; limited edition prints will be for sale at the event.

Broadway Cares is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources, and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 Broadway Cares has raised more than $300 million for essential services for people with HIV/AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.


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