Peters will be on hand to discuss Broadway Barks 10, the annual dog and cat adopt-a-thon she created with pal Mary Tyler Moore over a decade ago. Peters will be joined by four adoptable animals from the ASPCA during her talk-show appearance. "Live with Regis and Kelly" airs in the metropolitan New York City area on ABC-TV Channel 7 from 9-10 AM ET; check local listings.
The chat show – co-hosted by Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa — is executive produced by Michael Gelman and distributed by Disney ABC Domestic Television.
Bernadette Peters was last on Broadway in the acclaimed revival of Gypsy, for which she received a 2003 Tony Award nomination for her performance as Rose in the Sam Mendes-directed production. She won her two Tonys for her performances in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Song & Dance and Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun, and she has also starred on Broadway in Mack & Mabel, On the Town, Sunday in the Park with George, The Goodbye Girl and the original production of Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods. Peters' newest live recording, "Sondheim, Etc., Etc.—Bernadette Peters Live at Carnegie Hall (The Rest of It)," is available on the Angel Records label. Masterworks Broadway has also released a "Legends of Broadway" CD celebrating her theatrical career. Peters' screen credits are numerous.
Broadway Barks 10, produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and co-sponsored by ASCPA and Pedigree Food for Dogs, will be held July 12 from 3:30-6:30 PM in Shubert Alley (located between 44th and 45th Streets, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). Celebrity presentations of pets from citywide animal shelters will take place beginning at 5:30 PM.