Saturday, July 11, 2009

Broadway Barks 11

Bernadette Peters
Mary Tyler Moore
Bernadette Peters

Angela Lansbury (Blithe Spirit)
Jayne Atkinson, Rupert Everett and Angela Lansbury (Blithe Spirit)
Christine Ebersole and Rupert Everett (Blithe Spirit)
Michael Urie (The Temperamentals, also in the TV series "Ugly Betty")
John Glover (Waiting for Godot)
David Hyde Pierce
Andy Karl, Allison Janney, Stephanie J. Block (9 to 5 the Musical)
Allison Janney and Stephanie J. Block (9 to 5 the Musical)
Stephanie J. Block and Marc Kudisch (9 to 5 the Musical)
Karen Olivo (Tony Award Winner for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, West Side Story)
Matt Cavenaugh (West Side Story)
Constantine Maroulis (Rock of Ages)
John Tartaglia, Sutton Foster, Christopher Sieber (Shrek the Musical)
Robert Spencer (Next to Normal)
Alice Ripley (Next to Normal)
Marcia Gay Harden and Hope Davis (God of Carnage)
Loretta Ables Sayre (South Pacific)
Gavin Creel and Will Swenson (Hair, 2009 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival)
Audra McDonald (Twelfth Night)
Haydn Gwynne and Gregory Jbara (Billy Elliot)
David Bologna (Billy Elliot)
Michael Cerveris
Tovah Feldshuh
Carol Kane

The 11th BROADWAY BARKS was held earlier today at the Shubert Alley between 44th and 45th Streets, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue. Broadway Barks is the annual adopt-a-thon created by BERNADETTE PETERS and MARY TYLER MOORE to find homes for pets from city animal shelters. The dogs (and a couple of cats) were presented by Broadway celebrities including Elizabeth Ashley, Jayne Atkinson, Bill Berloni, Stephanie J. Block, Matt Cavenaugh, Michael Cerveris, Gavin Creel, Hope Davis, Christine Ebersole, Rupert Everett, Tovah Feldshuh, Sutton Foster, John Glover, Lauren Graham, Kate Jennings Grant, Zach Grenier, Haydn Gwynne, Marcia Gay Harden, Dee Hoty, Allison Janney, Gregory Jbara, Carol Kane, Andy Karl, Marc Kudisch, Angela Lansbury, Constantine Maroulis, Michael Mastro, Audra McDonald, Judy McLane, Becki Newton, Michael O'Keefe, Karen Olivo, David Hyde Pierce, Alice Ripley, Bryce Ryness, Christopher Sieber, J. Robert Spencer, John Tartaglia, Michael Urie and Chandler Williams.
"According to recent statistics, we learned that we are making a difference," said Mary Tyler Moore in a recent statement. "In 2002, the rate of euthanasia among shelter animals was at 74% of total intake. We are proud that as a result of our efforts, in 2008, the number of animals killed in NYC shelters has dropped to 39% of total intake. That means nearly 15,000 fewer animals have been euthanized in our city's shelters compared to 2003."
Bernadette Peters, who adopted her dogs, Kramer and Stella, from the ASPCA and the AC&C added, "We're doing our part to make New York City a more humane place for animals. Through our collaborative efforts, of which Broadway Barks is a part, we're moving steadily toward our goal of ensuring that every healthy and treatable dog and cat in New York City has a home." Proceeds from the auction and other donations received during the day will benefit the shelters and organizations attending Broadway Barks 11. Theatre tickets were also raffled off, and autographed stuffed dogs from different Broadway shows and other theatre memorabilia were silent auctioned.

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