Broadway Barks, BC/EFA & Their Furry Friends

Bernadette Peters, Victor Garber – in the wings


For the past 20 years, more than 2,000 cats and dogs have stolen Broadway’s spotlight and the hearts of all who come to Broadway Barks. Approximately 85% of these furry friends have successfully found forever homes. Broadway Barks, produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, took place on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in Shubert Alley (located between 44th and 45th Streets, between Broadway and Eighth Avenues).where the adoptees made their Broadway debut on stage with some of Broadway’s favorites.

Many of Broadway’s favorite celebs were on hand including hosts Bernadette Peters and Victor Garber along with an opening number of “Put On Your Sunday Clothes” by the cast of Hello, Dolly!  as Theater Pizzazz’ Maryann Lopinto captured the event on camera.

Petrina Bromley, Chad Kimball, Jenn Colella

Kate Rockwell, Barrett Gilbert Weed, Erika Henningsen


Isabel Keating, Wicked-Jay Armstrong Johnson,Phantom

Renee Fleming,Lindsay Mendez, Margaret Colin, Jessie Mueller

Charlie Stemp, Gavin Creel

Cast-Boys In The Band

Poppy Miller, Noma Dumezweni, Sam Clemmett,Paul Thornley – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Cast Members, School of Rock

Mary Beth Peil, Christy Altomare, Max Von Essen – Anastasia

Sam Wolf, Mark Edwards, Aaron DeJesus, Cory Jeacoma – Jersey Boys

Etai Benson and John Cariani – Bands Visit with James Monroe Inglehart and Mandy Gonzalez – Hamilton

J.Harrison Ghee, Jenna Berlin – Kinky Boots

Ben Jacoby, Evan Todd Melissa Benoist, Erich Bergen – Waitress


This year the event featured 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.

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS 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/Equity Fights AIDS has raised more than $300 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the major supporter of the social service programs at The Actors Fund, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative, the Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative and the Samuel J. Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts. Broadway Cares also awards annual grants to more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations in all 50 states, providing lifesaving medication, healthy meals, counseling and emergency assistance.

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