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Broadway Barks Celebrates 20 Years of Pet Adoptions

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Currently starring as everyone’s favorite matchmaker in the Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly!, Bernadette Peters will once again help efforts to match adoptable dogs and cats with forever pet parents when she steps into her real life role as the co-founder of the annual pet adoption event Broadway Barks!

Celebrating two decades of dogged devotion to the option of pet adoption, Broadway Barks 20 will take place on July 14, 2018. Produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, this year the event will feature the debut of homeless companion animals who have been waiting in the wings at 28 participating New York City area shelters. Some of the adorable adoptables will even get to lap up the limelight as they enjoy a moment of fame on stage with Broadway’s brightest, who are happy to be cast in supporting roles as they present dogs and cats to an appreciative crowd.

Who is the Co-Host of Broadway Barks 20?

Starring alongside Bernadette Peters in Hello, Dolly!, Victor Garber (Alias, Titanic, Godspell) will act as co-host of the event. The actor is the latest to take on the “role”, which has previously performed by Malcolm McDowell, Harvey Fierstein, Gloria Estefan, James Franco and Andrew Rannells.

Who Will Be the 2018 Celebrity Presenters?

Which animal-loving luminaries will help the curtain rise on a better tomorrow for homeless dogs and cats at this year’s event? Past presentations of pets have included such famous fans of Fidos and felines as Angela Lansbury, Michael Urie, David Hyde Pierce, Bebe Neuwirth, Laurie Metcalf, Zach Braff, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and more! DogTipper will fetch the details as soon as the list of the 2018 high-profile participants becomes available!

About Broadway Barks

Established in 1998 by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore, since its start the annual adoption presentation has helped to shine a spotlight on more than 2,000 companion animals in need. An estimated 85 percent of the dogs and cats who have made an appearance at Broadway Barks! have landed coveted have taken center stage in the lives of their very own special someone to love.

  • Admission: Free (The event is open to the public.)
  • When: July 14, 2018 starting at 3 p.m., with the celebrity presentation taking place from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Shubert Alley (between 44th and 45th Streets, between Broadway and Eighth Avenues)

Photos courtesy Broadway Barks

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