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10 Photos of Broadway Stars with Puppies and Babies (and One Marsupial)

It’s Broadway Barks time y’all! And you know what the purpose of Broadway Barks is, right? To raise awareness of the plight of small, adorable creatures who need love: Broadway actors. No! Wait… Puppies. Puppies and kittens that need loving homes.

This means that one Saturday in summer time—July 14th, this year—we Broadway folk gather in Shubert Alley to ogle and coo and sigh as some really adorable people (actors) cuddle some small, adorable creatures (puppies) on stage. And it’s all for a good cause, to boot!

In honor of Broadway Barks, we assembled a huge bunch of photos of cute things being held by cute people. Sadly, though, none of these adorable people are up for adoption.


Gavin Creel

Gavin and Wally. If dogs eventually start to look like their owners and vice versa… no one in this photo minds.

Matt Cavenaugh

In this week’s episode of Puppies and Biceps…

Cheyenne Jackson

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Every year, there’s a variation on this photo (cute puppy/tiny t-shirt/smooch). With Cheyenne, consistency is key. No one is complaining.

Jonathan Groff and Zachary Quinto

Groffalicious and Quinto coo over a baby. It’s not theirs. Or yours. Your imagination doesn’t care. Hope you didn’t need your uterus ever again.

John Gallagher Jr.

So this scruffy creature is too adorable for words. No, the puppy…

Liev Shreiber

Dashing Liev and his insanely pretty baby. Now imagine him reading bedtime stories with that voice and try to recover.

Aaron Tveit

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In which Aaron Tveit thinks he needs to actually try to be cute as some cute puppies. Erroneous.

Hugh Jackman


Just when you thought Hugh couldn’t possibly be more attractive, he put on some dad jeans and picked up his baby daughter. Boom.

Matt Doyle

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Matt Doyle, attempting to warp the fabric of the universe with the power of cuteness.

Patrick Wilson

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Patrick and his ridiculously cute child, apparently not terrified by Julie Taymor’s creations.

Benjamin Walker

Ben Walker

Because just cuddling a puppy would be too banal for President Sexypants Vampire Hunter, Ben Walker is cradling a koala. As you do.

photos: ONTD, JustJarred, Broadway.com, Matt Doyle’s instagram, Broadway Barks, Tumblr, @findthewalker

{ 6 comments… add one }

  • Caroline July 13, 2012, 1:24 pm

    Needs more Jay Johnson…

    I’m thinking of running off with everything in the John Gallagher Jr. picture.

  • Alexa July 13, 2012, 1:32 pm

    I agree with Caroline! Can’t believe there’s no Jay or Adam with the cats.

  • Anika July 14, 2012, 10:37 am

    Not that anyone’s looking at anything other than Ben Walker in that photo, but I think that’s technically a baby wombat, not a koala. Or something else – in any case, it’s the luckiest creature in the world in that moment.

    • the mick July 14, 2012, 11:13 am

      OMG. A wombat is even better!

  • LivvieAnn July 15, 2012, 6:46 am

    Very adorbs!!
    Although thats not a wombat either, I’m going with a Bettong or a Potteroo, #UselessInfoAboutAustralianWildlifeForTheYanks!!

  • Kat July 16, 2012, 9:09 am

    Mmmm, I think it’s too big to be a potteroo. I thought maybe a quokka?

    (yes, I realise how far off the point things seem to be getting … it’s just … that’s not even almost kind of like a koala!)

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