Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend but during the pandemic and more than a year of social distancing fur babies have been our best friend, cuddle bud, and ultimate anti-depressant. For many of us, our four-legged family members are ones we rescue from shelters who end up rescuing us in ways we never expected.
For 22 years, BroadwayCares/Equity Fight AIDS has championed animal rescue with “Broadway Barks.”
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From the Broadway Barks website
The 23rd annual Broadway Barks and 2nd Broadway Barks Across America is set to stream on Sunday, May 23rd at7:00 pm EDT on Broadway.com and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ Facebook and YouTube pages. The event, hosted by Bernadette Peters will feature adoptable animals presented by celebrities from across the country.
The stream produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS https://broadwaycares.org/ and Paul Wontorek, will be presented in partnership with Broadway.com. It will broadcast free of charge on their YouTube and Facebook pages. The event is sponsored by Subaru.
This year’s human presenters include: Alec Baldwin, Christine Baranski, David Burtka, Victoria Clark, Glenn Close, Ariana DeBose, Harvey Fierstein, Josh Groban, Neil Patrick Harris and Allison Janney join the previously announced Sebastian Arcelus, Annaleigh Ashford, Bill Berloni, Stephanie J. Block, Carol Burnett, Lily Collins, Harry Connick Jr., Sheryl Crow, Jason Danieley, Ted Danson, Daveed Diggs, Gloria Estefan, Calista Flockhart, Whoopi Goldberg, Kathryn Grody, Emmylou Harris, Megan Hilty, James Monroe Iglehart, Hugh Jackman, Christopher Jackson, Nathan Lane, Bob Mackie, Audra McDonald, Charlie McDowell, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Bebe Neuwirth, Mandy Patinkin, David Hyde Pierce, Randy Rainbow, Kelly Ripa, Chita Rivera, Lea Salonga, Phillipa Soo, and Mary Steenburgen.
Broadway Barks is welcoming Heart Of The Valley Animal Shelter, Long Island Golden Retriever Rescue, and Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue who are joining the previously announced, 1 Love 4 Animals, Abandoned Angels Cocker Spaniels Rescue, Adopt-A-Boxer, Adopt-A-Dog, Animal Care Centers Of NYC, Animal Haven, Anjellicle Cats, ARF (Animal Rescue Fund Of The Hamptons), ASPCA, Best Friends Animal Society Of Los Angeles, Best Friends NYC, Bide-A-Wee, Bobbi And The Strays, Bonapartes Retreat Dog Rescue, City Critters, Dawgs N Texas, Francis’ Friends, Humane Society Of New York, Husky House, Little Shelter Animal Rescue And Adoption Center, Long Island Bulldog, Love Leo Rescue, Manhattan Valley Cat Rescue, Metropolitan Maltese Rescue, Mid-Atlantic Great Danes, Pet-I-Care, Pet-Res-Q, Save Kitty, Sean Casey Animal Rescue, SPCA Of Westchester, and Urban Cat League.
Donations made to BroadwayBarks.com or via the stream will be evenly dispersed among the participating shelters and rescue organizations.
Broadway alum, Randy Slovacek of The Randy Report has his hands full with his recent rescue Brody! #PuppyLife
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