Expect the unexpected at Best in Shows, a one-night-only cabaret featuring Broadway stars serenading cute dogs. The evening benefits and honors The Humane Society of New York, loving and protecting New York City’s animals since 1904.
The sixth annual Best in Shows – Broadway Legends Honor the Humane Society of New York, presented by Dorothy and Bill Berloni, will have music direction by Seth Rudetsky, who will also host the star-studded show featuring Broadway’s brightest performers. Best in Shows 2019 will honor Broadway stars Orfeh and Andy Karl, who will be awarded the Humane Society of New York’s Sandy Fund Award, presented by Richard Blake, in recognition of their deep concern and support of the needs of rescued animals.
Joining Orfeh and Andy Karl will be:
Nick Adams (Priscilla Queen of the Desert)
Griffin Binnicker (Jesus Christ Superstar, Disaster!)
Brenda Braxton (Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Chicago)
Javier Colon (singer-songwriter)
Eden Espinosa (Wicked, Brooklyn)
Adam Kantor (The Band’s Visit)
Cassandra Kubinski (“You Get Me”)
Beth Leavel (The Prom)
Beth Malone (Fun Home)
Bonnie Milligan (Head Over Heels)
Max Von Essen (Anastasia, Falsettos)
Lillias White (The Life)
and surprise two and four-legged guests!
*cast subject to change
The Sandy Fund
In 1976, Bill Berloni rescued the first “Sandy” dog, just hours before he was slated to be put to sleep. The once abused and abandoned dog went on to become a star in the debut of Broadway’s “Annie”. It was the first time that a dog was cast to perform in a live show, and Sandy became known as “the longest running dog on Broadway,” never missing a performance in over seven years. Bill and Sandy began a life and career together. It was an adventure that lasted until Sandy’s passing sixteen years later.
In his memory, Bill and his wife, Dorothy, established the Sandy Fund of The Humane Society of New York. The Fund helps the Society underwrite lifesaving care for the needs of homeless dogs and cats.
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