Bernadette with Stella

Bernadette and Stella

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Gloria Estefan and her furry friend


BROADWAY BARKS announces their 18th annual star-studded dog and cat adoption event to benefit New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies. Founded by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore, Broadway Barks also features celebrities from the hottest shows currently on Broadway.  The event, produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will take place on Saturday, July 30, in Shubert Alley (located between 44th and 45th Streets, between Broadway and Eighth Avenues). The festivities begin at 3 p.m. when attendees can meet all the adoptable dogs and cats; celebrity presentations of adoptable pets will take place between 5-6:30 p.m. This year’s event will be co-hosted by Bernadette Peters and Gloria Estefan. The event is free and open to the public.

Celebrity participants already lending their support include:

 Bill Berloni (The Crucible)

Reed Birney (The Humans)

Sierra Boggess (School of Rock-The Musical)

Sophia Anne Caruso (Lazarus/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 (The Addams Family)

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)

Jessica Keenan Wynn (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical)