Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters host the fourteenth annual BROADWAY BARKS!, a star-studded dog and cat adoption event benefiting New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies, today!
Produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, sponsored by the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and with additional sponsorship by the New York Times, the event takes place today, Saturday, July 14, 2012, in Shubert Alley, the heart of the Broadway Theater District (located between 44th and 45th Streets, between Broadway and Eighth Avenues).
The festivities begin at 3:30 p.m.; celebrity presentations of pets from animal shelters citywide will take place between 5-6:30 p.m.
Marking its 14th anniversary of the organization, BROADWAY BARKS! once again helps many of New York City's shelter animals find permanent homes by informing New Yorkers about the plight of the thousands of homeless dogs and cats in the metropolitan area.
This year also includes the sale of the new Broadway Barks! annual calendar. Peters will sign these limited edition calendars in addition to her previously released children books, Broadway Barks and Stella is a Star, at 12 noon. All proceeds will benefit Broadway Barks!
Moore and Peters are joined by Broadway stars including: Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur), Tracie Bennett (End of the Rainbow), Bill Berloni (Dog Trainer-Annie), Jackie Burns (Wicked), Stephanie J. Block (Anything Goes), Michael Cerveris (Evita), Adam Chanler-Berat (Peter and the Starcatcher), Michael Cumpsty (End of the Rainbow), John Dossett (Newsies), Tom Edden (One Man, Two Guvnors), Martyn Ellis (One Man, Two Guvnors), Richard Fleeshman (Ghost), Montego Glover (Memphis), Joel Grey (Anything Goes), Julie Halston (Anything Goes), Jessica Hecht (Harvey), Megan Hilty (SMASH), Jeremy Jordan (Newsies), Carol Kane (Harvey), Judy Kaye (Nice Work If You Can Get It), Steve Kazee (Once), Celia Keenan-Bolger (Peter and the Starcatcher), Claire Lams (One Man, Two Guvnors), Angela Lansbury (The Best Man), Dick Latessa (The Lyons), Linda Lavin (The Lyons), Caissie Levy (Ghost), Norm Lewis (Porgy and Bess), Kara Lindsay (Newsies), Audra McDonald (Porgy and Bess), Michael McGrath (Nice Work If You Can Get It), Judy McLane (Mamma Mia), Cristin Milioti (Once), Rita Moreno, Bebe Neuwirth, Rory O'Malley (Book of Mormon), Nancy Opel (Memphis), Bryce Pinkham (Ghost), Da'Vine Joy Randolph (Ghost), Andrew Rannells (Book of Mormon), Jemima Rooper (One Man, Two Guvnors), Matt Saldivar (Peter and the Starcatcher), Chandra Lee Schwartz (Wicked), Natalie Smith (One Man, Two Guvnors), Ben Vereen, Syndee Winters (The Lion King) and The Craze (One Man, Two Guvnors).