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Official BROADWAY BARKS 15 Poster Unveiled

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The theatrically-inspired poster for Broadway's biggest pet awareness benefit, BROADWAY BARKS, has been revealed and the 15th annual event - hosted, as always, by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore - is poised to once again point a spotlight on Broadway's furriest of friends (outside of THE LION KING, at least).

The new poster created by ELOISE author Hilary Knight wittily showcases some of the aspects of the recent Broadway season - the circus atmosphere of PIPPIN; the red-haired orphan from ANNIE; a little LUCKY GUY - while masterfully tying it all together with the pooch and pup theme in the form of a mock Broadway poster.

Also, according to the official Facebook page, Knight herself will be on hand to sign copies of the poster at the event on July 13 from noon to 2 PM.

The official press release for BROADWAY BARKS 15 is as follows: "Broadway Barks, the star-studded dog and cat adoption event benefiting New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies, will return for a 15th year this summer. The event, produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will again take place in Shubert Alley with festivities beginning at 3:30 pm and celebrity presentations of pets from citywide animal shelters beginning at 5:30 pm.

Broadway Barks 15 hosted by founders Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters, will help many of New York City's shelter animals find permanent homes by informing New Yorkers about the plight of the thousands of "homeless" dogs and cats in the metropolitan area. Participating shelters and celebrities scheduled to lend a hand will be announced this summer.

The event is free. Funds raised from a raffle, silent auction, signed memorabilia sales and donations are distributed to the participating shelters and rescue groups and to the Picasso Veterinary Fund, which is administered by the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals and provides grants to shelters and rescue groups to cover extraordinary veterinary costs.

Last year's Broadway Barks attracted theatre fans, pet owners, animal lovers and Broadway stars from the hit shows of the season. The event featured the participation of more than 27 animal shelters from the New York City area, which led to a total of more than 200 adoptions."

BROADWAY BARKS takes place July 13 from 3:30 to 6:30 PM in Shubert Alley in Manhattan.

Even more information on BROADWAY BARKS is available at the official BC/EFA site here as well as the official BROADWAY BARKS site here.

Check out the original announcement about BROADWAY BARKS 15, available here.

View a larger version of the BROADWAY BARKS 15 poster by Hilary Knight below.

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