Bernadette Peters and Sutton Foster to host the 2024 Broadway Barks

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Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters. Photo Credit: Andrew Eccles

Bernadette Peters and Sutton Foster will host the 2024 Broadway Barks. #Powerjournalist Markos Papadatos has the scoop.

Broadway Barks will host their 26th Annual animal adoption event on Saturday, August 3, 2024 in Broadway’s iconic Shubert Alley. The program begins at 3pm and celebrity presentations of adoptable pets will take place between 5-6:30 pm. This star-studded dog and cat adoption celebration will benefit New York City area animal rescue groups. Multiple Tony Award winners Bernadette Peters (Barks co-founder) and Sutton Foster will co-host the festivities. The event is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

The afternoon features celebrities of the Great White Way who use their star power to help find loving homes for adoptable animals from 26 participating rescue groups and shelters.  Shubert Alley is located between West 44th and 45th Streets, and between Broadway and Eighth Avenues in the heart of New York City’s Theater District.  

The August 3rd event is free and open to the public. Celebrity participants to be announced. 

In addition, Bernadette will again be joined by Elaine Paige as they co-host WEST END WOOFS (AND MEOWS) one week later, on Saturday, August 10th in London at St. Paul’s Church, Covent Garden. This will be the 2nd annual live event in London to further provide homes to dogs and cats. WEST END WOOFS first started during the pandemic in 2020.

Broadway Barks co-founded by Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters in 1998 has become New York City’s premiere animal adoption event. More than 2,000 cats and dogs have stolen Broadway’s spotlight and the hearts of all who come to Broadway Barks. Approximately 85% of these furry friends have successfully found forever homes. For more information about Broadway Barks please visit: broadwaybarks.org.

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. For more information about Broadway Cares, please visit: broadwaycares.org