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The annual pet adoption event will be held later this summer in Shubert Alley.

Bernadette Peters and Sutton Foster

Tony winners Bernadette Peters and Sutton Foster will once again host Broadway Barks, the annual pet adoption event held in Shubert Alley.

The 26th annual dog and cat adoption celebration—founded by Peters and the late Mary Tyler Moore—will be held August 3. The day kicks off at 3 PM, and celebrity presentations of the adoptable pets from 26 participating rescue groups and shelters will begin at 5 PM and continue to 6:30 PM.

Foster first co-hosted with Peters in 2022. Both are returning to Broadway later this season: Foster in the revival of Once Upon a Mattress and Peters in Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends. 

Produced by Broadway Cares, Broadway Barks benefits New York City-area animal rescue groups. The afternoon is free and open to the public. Celebrity participants will be announced at a later event.

Since its inception in 1998, approximately 85% of the more than 2,000 cats and dogs showcased in Broadway Barks have found forever homes. Visit

In related news, Broadway favorite and animal champion Peters will again join London favorite Elaine Paige as they co-host West End Woofs (And Meows) August 10 at London's St. Paul’s Church in Covent Garden. This annual live event will provide needed homes to a mix of dogs and cats.

Broadway Cares 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 theatre community, since 1988 Broadway Cares 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. Visit

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