The 23rd annual Broadway Barks and 2nd Broadway Barks Across America is set to stream on Sunday, May 23rd at 7:00 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 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.
Alec Baldwin, Christine Baranski, Victoria Clark, Glenn Close, Ariana DeBose, Harvey Fierstein, Josh Groban 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, Mary Steenburgen and Will Swenson.
Barks announces Petra Janney the 2021 receipt of the Mary Tyler Moore Award. The award, named after the Broadway Barks’ co-founder, acknowledges an individual or group who has changed the lives of homeless animals in a way that encourages others to do the same. Petra is being recognized for her work with Amelia Air, an organization she co-founded. They are dedicated to saving animals by flying them out of high-kill shelters to rescues who have the resources to find them loving families.
This year Broadway Barks welcomes Heart Of The Valley Animal Shelter,
Long Island Golden Retriever Rescue, 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 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.