Andrew Rannells to Co-Host B’Way Barks; Starry Lineup Announced

first_imgBernadette Peters is back with a host of furry, cuddly friends for Broadway Barks. The 17th annual pet adoption event, founded by Peters and Mary Tyler Moore, will take place on July 11 in Shubert Alley. Peters will co-host alongside Tony nominee and Hedwig alum Andrew Rannells. As always, a swarm of stage favorites, including It Shoulda Been You’s Sierra Boggess and two-time Tony winner and Something Rotten! star Christian Borle, will join them to show off some of the cats and dogs you can take home.In addition to Boggess and Borle, this year’s starry lineup will include Tony-winning Fun Home star Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, Sydney Lucas and Beth Malone; Borle’s Something Rotten! co-stars John Cariani, Heidi Blickenstaff and Brad Oscar; An American in Paris’ Max von Essen, Leanne Cope, Veanne Cox and Jill Paice; On the Town’s Clyde Alves and Jackie Hoffman; On the Twentieth Century Tony nominee Andy Karl; Ian Barford, Francesca Fardinay and Taylor Trensch from The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Hand to God’s Michael Oberholtzer and Tony nominee Sarah Stiles; Carolee Carmello of Finding Neverland; Fish in the Dark’s Marylouise Burke, Glenne Headly and Jayne Houdyshell; and Boggess’ It Shoulda Been You castmates Montego Glover, Harriet Harris, Edward Hibbert and Chip Zien.Pet enthusiasts can also expect appearances from Tony honoree and Broadway animal trainer Bill Berloni, Hedwig and the Angry Inch favorite and Broadway.com vlogger Rebecca Naomi Jones; current Wicked witches Caroline Bowman and Kara Lindsay; The Phantom of the Opera’s James Barbour; current The Book of Mormon headliners Gavin Creel and Nikki Renee Daniels; A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder duo Jefferson Mays and Jeff Kready; Aladdin Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart and Jonathan Freeman; Matilda cast members Tori Feinstein, Alison Luff, Lesli Margherita and Christopher Sieber; Chilina Kennedy, Jarrod Spector, Scott J. Campbell and Jessica Keenan Wynn from Beautiful: The Carole King Musical; Mamma Mia!’s Judy McLane, Alison Ewing and Mary Callanan; Chicago headliner Amra-Faye Wright and alum Bebe Neuwirth; Tracy Jai Edwards, Peter Land, Kim Maresca, Andrea McCullough, Rita McKenzie, Tori Murray and Joel Paley from the off-Broadway production of Ruthless!; Corey Cott, Dee Hoty and Howard McGillin from the recent revival of Gigi; Mary Beth Peil of The Visit and Broadway alum Kate Shindle.President of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals Jane Hoffman said in a statement, “This spirit of a collaborative community, manifested so clearly in Broadway Barks, is moving us closer to the day when no New York City dog or cat of reasonable health and temperament will be killed simply because we do not have a home for them. We congratulate Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore for 17 brilliant years of saving lives.” View Commentslast_img read more