Broadway Dogs of 2014
Broadway barks indeed. This season, dogs are in the casts of four Broadway shows. All four were rescued from a dog pound, and now perform eight shows a week. Are their Pooper-Scoopers monogrammed?
Violet, an aged pit bull, bravely plays Candy’s smelly dog in Of Mice and Men.
Audra McDonald re-creates the voice of Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson Bar and Grill, and there is a sad, sad moment, after Billie has gone off-stage (clearly to shoot up), when she comes back, cheerful and wobbly.
Romeo, a four-year-old English Bulldog, is getting better reviews than the production of “The Threepenny Opera” that he is in, in which he plays Queen Victoria, a piece of gender-blind (and species-blind) casting. He previously played Rufus in Legally Blonde.