Hugh Jackman, Myles Frost And More Confirmed For BCEFA's Broadway Barks

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' Broadway Barks returns to Shubert Alley on Saturday, July 9th, 2022, the first in-person event since 2018, for the 24th annual star-studded dog and cat adoption event.

Co-founded by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore, the event features adoptable animals from 25 NYC area adoption agencies and rescue groups along with Broadway’s biggest names who use their star power to help them find loving homes.

This year, Bernadette Peters will host the event with The Music Man’s, Sutton Foster. Broadway Barks begins at 3 p.m. with a ‘meet and greet’ featuring all the adoptable pets (adoption event); from 5-6:30 p.m. adoptees make their Broadway debut on stage alongside some of Broadway’s favorite stars (celebrity presentations). The event is free and open to the public.

Celebrity participants lending their support include:

  • Shoshana Bean (Mr. Saturday Night)
  • Jewelle Blackman (Hadestown)
  • Alex Brightman (Beetlejuice: The Musical)
  • Kerry Butler (Beetlejuice: The Musical)
  • Bobby Conte (Company)
  • John Dossett (Paradise Square)
  • Claybourne Elder (Company)
  • Myles Frost (MJ)
  • Jared Goldsmith (Dear Evan Hansen)
  • Randy Graff (Mr. Saturday Night)
  • Tamar Greene (Hamilton)
  • Shuler Hensley (The Music Man)
  • Antwayn Hopper (A Strange Loop)
  • Jayne Houdyshell (The Music Man)
  • Hugh Jackman (The Music Man)
  • James Jackson Jr. (A Strange Loop)
  • Ramin Karimloo (Funny Girl)
  • Eddie Korbich (The Music Man)
  • John-Michael Lyles (A Strange Loop)
  • Jane Lynch (Funny Girl)
  • Jefferson Mays (The Music Man)
  • Marie Mullen (The Music Man)
  • Abby Mueller (Six)
  • Donna Murphy
  • Suzy Nakamura (POTUS)
  • Randy Rainbow
  • Christopher Sieber (Company)
  • Jennifer Simard (Company)
  • Talia Suskauer (Wicked)
  • Jason Veasey (A Strange Loop)
  • Julie White (POTUS)


Barks will feature adoptable animals from the following New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies including: Abandoned Angels Cocker Spaniels Rescue Inc, Adopt A Boxer Rescue, AdvoCat Rescue, The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), Animal Care & Control (ACC), Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Anjellicle Cats Rescue, Bide-a-wee, Bobbi and the Strays, City Critters, Francis’s Friends Inc., The Humane Society of New York, Husky House, Linda’s Cat Assistance, Little Shelter, Long Island Bulldog, Metropolitan Maltese Rescue, Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League Inc, Pet ResQ Inc., SaveKitty Foundation, SPCA of Westchester, Urban Cat League, Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue and 1 Love 4 Animals. 

For more information about Broadway Barks please visit the official website at For more information about Broadway Cares, please visit them online at