PHOTO CALL: Karmine Alers, Kimberly Faye Greenberg, Dana Costello, Haley Swindal, Cassie Okenka and More Sing Broadway Meows

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23 Jul 2013

The 5th Annual Broadway Meows Concert, benefiting the Humane Society of New York, was presented July 22 at Don't Tell Mama.

Produced by Dennis Fowler, the evening was directed by Melissa Meli. Heather Ber was the stage manager.

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Cassie Okenka
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The performance, which began at 7 PM, comprised the songs of composer-lyricist Seth Bisen-Hersh. Bisen-Hersh was joined on stage by Karmine Alers, Justin Barnette, Elyse Beyer, Brian Childers, Dana Costello, Kimberly Faye Greenberg, Westley Todd Holiday, Teresa Hui, Lara Janine, Aaron Keller, Miriam Kushel, Melissa Mitchell, Rori Nogee, Cassie Okenka, David Perlman, Adam Shapiro, Stacy Shirk and Haley Swindal.

The audience heard 19 songs from Bisen-Hersh's catalog, including "Um, Yeah...", "Dear Facebook", "It's Not You, It's Me", "Can You Believe I Was Ever Sad We Broke Up?" and the popular youtube hit, "Hey!"

All the proceeds from the evening go to the Humane Society of New York, which has "cared for animals in need when illness, injury or homelessness strikes" for over 100 years. The Humane Society saved the life of Bisen-Hersh's cat, Smee, 2009, and this annual benefit is his way of saying thanks.