All stories by Janie Willison on BroadwayStars

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Michael Kushner, Remy Germinario, and Sandwich by Janie Willison

"The idea was for him to be a Christmas present from me to Remy but on October 23rd the breeder sent me a picture of Sandwich and I was like, 'that's him I can't wait until December.'" We we…

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

“You’re the Worst” and “Kings” Star, Aya Cash, and the Girl who Turned her into a Crazy Dog Person, Lucy by Janie Willison

Like any other dog, Lucy enjoys the Hamilton Mixtape, fine dining in France, co-starring in movies, and hanging out on the set of hit TV shows. Dog of actors Aya Cash, currently starring in …

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Sunday, March 18, 2018

From the Streets of Atlanta to the Roads of a Broadway Tour: Jesse Swimm and his Dog Sara by Janie Willison

Veteran cast member and super swing at School of Rock Broadway, Jesse Swimm has played nearly every adult role in the show. Including the first workshop, Swimm has been with the show since t…

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

From Fosters to Forever Fur Parents: Lauren Molina and Rob Morrison by Janie Willison

Actors by night and foster parents by day, Lauren Molina and Rob Morrison have fostered a total of 49 cats and kittens in less than three years. Along with fostering, they also have two cats…

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Once on This Island’s Tyler Hardwick and his Newest Addition, Benny by Janie Willison

Storyteller in the Broadway revival of Once on This Island, Tyler Hardwick had a different story to tell when we met him in the lobby of Circle in the Square Theatre. The story of Benny Bend…

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Monday, January 29, 2018

From Shelter to Stardom: The Story of Tinkerbelle the Dog by Janie Willison

It’s hard to believe that a Diva such as Tinkerbelle was ever in a shelter, but about five years ago, at only nine months old, Tinkerbelle sat in a cage waiting for someone to take her to …

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Film and Television writer/producer, Kim Caramele and her show runners, Abbott and Gilda by Janie Willison

All photos provided by Kim CarameleIf you’ve seen Snatched, Trainwreck, or Inside Amy Schumer, then you’ve seen the work of actress/writer/producer Kim Caramele. But when the cameras sto…

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Goats on This Island: Meet the Furry and Feathery Stars of Once on This Island by Janie Willison

From the scruffy pup in Annie, to a boy’s beloved rat, in Curious Incident, there have been many occasions where an animal has graced the Broadway stage. The Broadway revival of Once on Th…

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Love is an Open Door for Frozen the Musical’s Alyssa Fox and Her Best Buddy, Kamiya by Janie Willison

All Photos by Janie WillisonIf you read Carrie St. Louis’ Pets of Broadway story, you may remember her dog Beau’s good friend from the Wicked tour, Kamiya. The adorable Chiweenie, Kamiya…

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

These School of Rock Stars Introduce us to their Furry (and scaly) Friends by Janie Willison

Photos provided by cast members While Badia Farha (Ms. Sheinkopf), Analisa Leaming (Rosalie), and Lori Eve Marinacci (Patty) are rocking out in School of Rock on Broadway, their pets are at …

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Sunday, December 24, 2017

Glinda the Good (Katie Rose Clarke) and Samson the Great by Janie Willison

All Photos by Janie WillisonYou may remember Lindsay Mendez’s dog, Ella, from one of our stories earlier this fall; what we didn’t know at the time was that Ella has a longtime boyfriend…

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Friday, December 22, 2017

Jordan Ensign and Her Phantom of the Opera Tour Buddy, Bumble by Janie Willison

All Photos by Janie WillisonJordan Ensign, a Christine standby on the Phantom of the Opera tour and, wanted more than anything to adopt a dog, but soon found it almost impossible. Ensign exp…

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Matt DeAngelis, Christine Dwyer, and a Side of Chowdah by Janie Willison

All Photos by Janie WillisonChristine Dwyer, just off the tour of Finding Neverland, and Matt DeAngelis, currently in Waitress on Broadway, invited Pets of Broadway into their home to meet t…

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Maybe Far Away or Maybe in New Jersey: Meet Paper Mill Playhouse’s Sandy by Janie Willison

If you have seen a regional or touring production of Annie within the last few years, chances are you’ve seen Macy as Annie’s dog, Sandy. Macy is one of 31 canine actors adopted and trai…

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Meet the Cats (and Dogs) Behind the Scenes of CATS The Musical by Janie Willison

Photos provided by cast members What’s better than playing an animal on stage? Getting to go home to one after the show! Sarah Marie Jenkins (Jennyanydots), Zachary Daniel Jones (Mungojerr…

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Monday, December 4, 2017

“It Only Took a Moment” for Amanda LaMotte to Fall for Leroy by Janie Willison

Photos provided by Amanda LaMotte As if opening the Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly! wasn’t enough excitement for the year, ensemble member Amanda LaMotte also added a brand new puppy int…

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Monday, November 27, 2017

And Chiweenie Makes Three by Janie Willison

All Photos by Janie Willison You may recognize Mariand Torres from Broadway’s Wicked or Nick Duckart from multiple productions of Evita -- but Lucy the Chiweenie just knows them as mom and…

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