Tony winner Peters and satirist Randy Rainbow will host the 25th annual dog and cat adoption event, set to feature adoptable animals from 24 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 Tony nominee Clyde Alves (New York, New York), Annaleigh Ashford (Sweeney Todd), Maria Bilbao (Sweeney Todd), Rajesh Bose (Life of Pi), Steven Boyer (Kimberly Akimbo), Kevin Cahoon (Shucked), Victoria Clark (Kimberly Akimbo), Kevin Del Aguila (Some Like It Hot), John Dossett (Wicked), Andrew Durand (Shucked), Leandra Ellis-Gaston (Six), Gina Ferrall (Leopoldstadt), Avery Glymph (Life of Pi), Josh Groban (Sweeney Todd), Adam Heller (Some Like it Hot), Robyn Hurder (A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical), Ayana Jackson (MJ The Musical), Zoe Jensen (Six), Taylor Iman Jones (Six), Carol Kane, Ashley D. Kelley (Shucked), Sean Allan Krill (Parade), McKenzie Kurtz (Wicked), Mark Lotito (Some Like it Hot), Michael Maliakel (Aladdin), Tatiana Maslany (Grey House), Marsha Mason, Michael Mastro (Funny Girl), Alli Mauzey (Kimberly Akimbo), Michael McCormick (A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical), Howard McGillin (Parade), Laurie Metcalf (Grey House), Bonnie Milligan (Kimberly Akimbo), Paolo Montalban (Funny Girl), Anne L. Nathan (Funny Girl), Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago), Michele Pawk (Wicked), Linda Powell (A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical), 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), Bri Sudia (A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical), Will Swenson (A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical), Paulo Szot (& Juliet), and Betsy Wolfe (& Juliet).
Broadway Barks will feature 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 & Control (ACC), Anjellicle Cats Rescue, Best Friends Animal Society, Bide-a-wee, 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, Urban Cat League, and Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue.
Proceeds from the free event, which is open to the public, benefit the participating shelters and rescue groups.
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.