The weather on Saturday in NYC was hot and steamy, but that didn’t stop a full roster of pet-loving stars from turning out for the 25th annual dog and cat adoption event Broadway Barks, produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS to benefit the rescue shelters and adoption agencies that find them permanent loving homes. Beginning at 3 pm, an adorable line-up of available pets greeted the public in Shubert Alley, then made their Broadway debuts starting at 5 pm, introduced by luminaries from the stage. The afternoon, hosted by co-founder Bernadette Peters and satirist Randy Rainbow, included a special appearance by Josh Groban and the cast of Sweeney Todd performing a reworked song from the show, entitled “Sweeney Dog,” which left the crowd howling with laughter.
Check out these behind-the-scenes photos from a fabulous day with Broadway’s finest and their furry friends at Broadway Barks.
Broadway Barks took place on Saturday, July 8, 2023, from 3-6:30 pm, in Shubert Alley, NYC.