Celebrities to Help Homeless Pets at 16th Annual Broadway Barks

BroadwayThey’ve been waiting in the wings, hoping for that one big break that will land them starring roles in the lives of forever pet parents, and on July 12th adoptable dogs and cats from New York City shelters and rescue organizations will have their chance to lap up the limelight as the curtain rises on the 16th edition of Broadway Barks!

Produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the annual adoption event– which was co-founded in 1999 by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore– will include a presentation of adoptable pets by the following animal-loving luminaries:

The Addams Family

Jackie Hoffman

After Midnight

Adriane Lenox (2014 Tony Award nominee)
Karine Plantadit


James Monroe Inglehart (2014 Tony Award winner for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical)
Courtney Reed

Beautiful- The Carole King Musical

Anika Larsen (2014 Tony Award nominee)
Jarrod Spector (2014 Tony Award nominee)

Blue Bloods

Bebe Neuwirth

Bullets Over Broadway

Brooks Ashmanskas
Zach Braff
Nick Cordero (2014 Tony Award nominee)
Marin Mazzie
Vincent Patore
Betsy Wolpe
Helene York
Karen Ziemba


Danny Burstein (2014 Tony Award nominee)
Linda Emond 92014 Tony Award nominee)

The Cripple of Inishmaan

Sarah Greene (2014 Tony Award nominee)

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical)

Jane Carr

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2014 Tony Award winner for Best Revival of a Play)

Lena Hall (2014 Tony Award winner for Best performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical)


Jenn Colella

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill

Audra McDonald (2014 Tony Award winner for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play)

Les Miserables

Samantha Hill
Andy Mientus
Cliff Saunders
Will Swenson

Mamma Mia!

Lauren Cohn
Felicity Finley
Judy McLane

Matilda the Musical

Paige Brady
Matt Harrington
Lesli Margherita
Jill Paice
Gabriella Pizzolo
Christopher Sieber
Ripley Sobo
Ava Ulloa

Motown the Musical

Krystal Joy Brown


John Dossett

Of Mice and Men

Jim Norton (2014 Tony Award nominee)


Jessie Fisher

The Phantom of the Opera

Sierra Boggess


Rachel Bay Jones
Kyle Dean Massey
Ciara Renee


Andy Karl (2014 Tony Award nominee)
Margot Seibert

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Victoria Clark


Colin Donnell
Alexander Gemignani


Christine Dwyer
Justin Guarini
Mary Testa

Along with the showcase of adoptable pets by a plethora of high-profile pals to those with paws, Broadway buffs can also place bids on an array of celebrity-autographed memorabilia during a fundraising auction.

Admission: FREE

When: July 12, 2014 beginning at 3 p.m.; celebrity presentation of adoptable pets from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Where: Shubert Alley, located between 44th and 45th Streets in Manhattan

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Broadway Barks! always receives rave reviews from doggedly devoted fans of Fidos, felines and famous faces. In the following Playbill video actor Andrew Rannells (who television viewers will recognize as Elijah from the HBO series Girls) takes animal lovers on a tour of a previous Broadway Barks! adoption event:

Photo Credit: Broadway Barks!

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About Grace Sydney

Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of DogTipper.com and CatTipper.com, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.