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Broadway Barks 2013 in NYC

Jane Lynch (Miss Hannigan in

Jane Lynch (Miss Hannigan in "Annie" and Sue Sylvester on "Glee") has a soft spot for a shelter puppy in need of a home. (July 13, 2013) Photo Credit: Newsday / Ann Silverberg

Theater enthusiasts and dog lovers crowded Shubert Alley near Times Square for Broadway Barks, a pet adopt-a-thon founded by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore celebrating its 15th year. The stars of Broadway presented dogs from 27 area shelters looking for loving homes. The event finds homes for about 200 dogs annually.

Lilla Crawford (Annie), Jane Lynch (Miss Hannigan), theatrical
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Lilla Crawford (Annie), Jane Lynch (Miss Hannigan), theatrical dog trainer Bill Beloni and the shelter rescue dog who plays Sandy in the "Annie" revival take the Broadway Barks stage in Shubert Alley. (July 13, 2013)

Dogs were among the many spectators as Bernadette
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Dogs were among the many spectators as Bernadette Peters and Harvey Fierstein (filling in for the ailing Mary Tyler Moore) host Broadway Barks. (July 13, 2013)

When the cast of
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When the cast of "Jersey Boys" sang "Beggin'," Bernadette Peters did a little begging of her own. (July 13, 2013)

Jane Lynch (Miss Hannigan in
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Jane Lynch (Miss Hannigan in "Annie" and Sue Sylvester on "Glee") has a soft spot for a shelter puppy in need of a home. (July 13, 2013)

David Hyde Pierce, left, Sigourney Weaver and Kristine
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David Hyde Pierce, left, Sigourney Weaver and Kristine Nielsen from "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" profile dogs available for adoption from the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF). (July 13, 2013)

Valisia LeKae and Brandon Victor Dixon, stars of
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Valisia LeKae and Brandon Victor Dixon, stars of "Motown: The Musical," do a show-and-tell for a shelter dog. (July 13, 2013)

The four young actresses who rotate playing the
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The four young actresses who rotate playing the title role in "Matilda," Milly Shapiro, left, Bailey Ryan, Oona Laurence and Sophia Gennusa, take turns introducing dogs in need of homes. (July 13, 2013)

Michael Urie, who stars in the one-man show
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Michael Urie, who stars in the one-man show "Buyer & Cellar," has to hand it to this shelter puppy. (July 13, 2013)

Tony-winner Andrea Martin, who's been applauded for her
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Tony-winner Andrea Martin, who's been applauded for her trapeze work in the revival of "Pippin," does a balancing act with a shelter pooch. (July 13, 2013)

Carol Kane, from the cast of
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Carol Kane, from the cast of "Wicked," makes a pitch for this eager dog. (July 13, 2013)

Terrence Mann from the cast of
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Terrence Mann from the cast of "Pippin" introduces two Great Danes in need of sizable homes. (July 13, 2013)

Bernadette Peters hugs Chili, a 9-year-old Staffordshire bull
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Bernadette Peters hugs Chili, a 9-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier, at the Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition in the Williamsburg. "I'm a dog-inizer. I want every dog," the actress and Broadway Barks co-founder says. (July 8, 2013)

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