Tony-winning actress-singer Bebe Neuwirth will take part in an ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) event June 15 in New York City. Dubbed "The K9 Matchmaking Game," the day-long event, which begins at 11:30 AM and finishes at 8 PM, will include a fashion show, demonstrations and agility exhibitions, training advice from Hollywood trainer Joel Silverman and a guest appearance from former Chicago star Neuwirth. Part of the ASPCA's "Lifelong Friends" program, the organization hopes to match prospective pet owners with the perfect pet, one that matches an owner's lifestyle and home. Two-thirds of the 7.5 million pets adopted from shelters each year are returned "because they weren't the right match," trainer Silverman said in a statement. "They just didn't fit the person's lifestyle." Bebe Neuwirth received Tony Awards for her performances in the revivals of Sweet Charity and Chicago. Her other Broadway credits include roles in A Chorus Line, Little Me, Dancin', Damn Yankees and Fosse. Known around the world for her Emmy Award-winning role as Lilith on the NBC series "Cheers," Neuwirth has also been seen on screen in "Summer of Sam," "Celebrity," "Liberty Heights," "The Associate," "Jumanji," "Bugsy," "The Paint Job," "Getting to Know You" and "Wild Palms."
For more information about "The K9 Matchmaking Game", call ASPCA adoptions at (212) 876-7700, ext. 4120. The event will be held at the ASPCA's home at 424 E. 92nd Street in New York City.
—By Andrew Gans