23RD ANNUAL BROADWAY BARKS
SUNDAY, MAY 23RD, 2021
INCLUDING SUCH FRIENDS AS
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, MARY STEENBURGEN and WILL SWENSON
HOSTED BY BERNADETTE PETERS
PRODUCED AND PRESENTED BY
BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS
Broadway Barks will once again take America by storm and stream the 23rd annual star-studded animal adoption event on Sunday, May 23rd at 7:00 p.m. EDT. The streamed event, hosted by co-founder Bernadette Peters will feature adoptable animals from shelters and presented by celebrities Across America.
The stream is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Paul Wontorek. It will be presented in partnership with Broadway.com and will broadcast free of charge on both websites, YouTube and Facebook pages.
“As the country remains diligent and practices distance safety measures, I am thrilled to be partnering with Broadway.com yet again to present our annual event to the country safely. With the success of our first virtual event and the spotlight we were able to give to many shelters who can’t participate in our in-person event in Shubert Alley, we are excited to be presenting more animals from more shelters,” said Bernadette Peters.
Broadway Barks 23 Across America will spotlight and shine a light on animals from the following shelters and rescue groups: 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, Bonaparte’s 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 Barks, co-founded by Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters in 1998 as an adoption event has grown to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Over the course of its 22 years, from its adoption events in New York City and virtually, more than 85% of the animals featured in the annual event have been adopted and hundreds of thousands of dollars have been allocated to shelters and rescue groups.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theater community, since 1988 Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has raised more than $300 million for essential services for people affected by HIV/AIDS, COVID-19 and other critical illnesses across the United States. The support helps provide lifesaving medication, healthy meals, counseling and emergency assistance.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the largest single financial supporter of the social service programs at The Actors Fund, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative, the Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative and The Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts. Broadway Cares also provides annual grants to more than 450 HIV/AIDS and family service organizations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.