Stars of stage and screen will descend upon Shubert Alley for the 16th Annual Broadway Barks! Founded by Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters, the organization helps many of New York City’s shelter animals find permanent homes and also informs New Yorkers about the plight of the thousands of homeless dogs and cats in the metropolitan area. In celebration of the 16th Annual Broadway Barks!, Jessie Mueller and the cast of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical will be opening the show with a performance from their hit show. Early Birds get a special treat at 12 p.m., when Bernadette Peters, along with illustrator, Liz Murphy, sign copies of the 2014 Broadway Barks poster and Playbill. Murphy, who designed this year’s Broadway Barks graphic has also designed Bernadette’s new children’s book slated for Spring, 2015 publication.
Stars scheduled to appear (among others) include:
Brooks Ashmanskas (Bullets Over Broadway)
Sierra Boggess (The Phantom of the Opera)
Zach Braff (Bullets Over Broadway)
Victoria Clark (Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella)
Christine Dwyer (Wicked)
Linda Emond (Cabaret)
Barrett Foa (Buyer and Cellar)
Alexander Gemignani (Violet)
Justin Guarini (Wicked)
Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch)
Jackie Hoffman (The Addams Family)
James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin)
Rachel Bay Jones (Pippin)
Andy Karl (Rocky)
Anika Larsen (Beautiful – The Carole King Musical)
Norm Lewis (Les Misérables)
Kyle Dean Massey (Pippin)
Marin Mazzie (Bullets Over Broadway)
Audra McDonald (Lady Day at Emerson Bar & Grill)
Andy Mientus (Les Misérables)
Bebe Neuwirth (Blue Bloods)
Margo Seibert (Rocky)
Christopher Sieber (Matilda The Musical)
Jarrod Spector (Beautiful – The Carole King Musical)
Will Swenson (Les Misérables)
Mary Testa (Wicked)
Ava Ulloa (Matilda The Musical)
Betsy Wolfe (Bullets Over Broadway)
Heléne Yorke (Bullets Over Broadway)
Karen Ziemba (Bullets Over Broadway)
Shubert Alley/ Booth Theatre
222 W.45th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue)
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Poster and Playbill signing 12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m.
Adoption Event: 3:00p.m. – 6:30p.m.
Celebrity arrivals: 4:30p.m. – 6:00p.m.
Celebrity presentations: 5:00p.m. – 6:30p.m.