BROADWAY BARKS 6 – where you could find the coolest canines and the most fabulous felines up for adoption – was presented on Saturday, July 10th in Shubert Alley between the matinee and evening performances. More than 36 adorable dogs and cats found new homes!
Hosted by founders Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore and special guest host Julie Halston, this year’s lineup of celebrity pet presenters included: Jennifer Barnhard, Jordan Gelber, John Tartaglia and Natalie Venetia Belcon / AVENUE Q: Gary Beach, Brad Oscar and Angie Schworer / THE PRODUCERS; Michael Cerveris, Mario Cantone, Denis O’Hare and Neil Patrick Harris / ASSASSINS; Tonya Pinkins and Veanne Cox / CAROLINE OR CHANGE; Sandra Joseph and Hugh Panaro /THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA; Shirley Jones and Patrick Cassidy / 42ND STREET; Christy Carlson Romano / BEAUTY AND THE BEAST; Isabel Keating, Michael Mulheren, Beth Fowler and Stephanie J. Block / THE BOY FROM OZ; Paige Davis and Chris Sieber / CHICAGO; Micky Dolenz / AIDA; Rachel York, El;izabeth Berkeley and Eric Stoltz / SLY FOX; Kristin Chenoweth / WICKED; Laura Linney / SIGHT UNSEEN: Swoosie Kurtz / FROZEN; Donna Murphy and Jennifer Westfeldt / WONDERFUL TOWN; Audra McDonald / A RAISIN IN THE SUN; Patrick Page / THE LION KING and the legendary Eartha Kitt who all came by Shubert Alley eager to help find homes for a wonderful collection of critters.
Twenty-five shelters from across New York City, gathered in an effort to find good homes for abandoned dogs and cats. Happily, over three dozen animals were adopted in just one afternoon as thousands of theatre-goers walked away with information about pet neutering and the benefits of shelter adoption. . Best of all, over $70,000 from the auction and sale of a variety of signed memorabilia was raised that will be divided as grants to the participating shelters.
Participating shelters included: