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Bideawee Announces Broadway Stars Orfeh and Andy Karl to Attend Bideawee Ball on May 21

Broadway veteran Gregg Edelman to host

New York, New York, May 2, 2018 – Bideawee, a leading animal welfare and pet adoption organization serving metropolitan New York and Long Island, is pleased to announce that this year’s Broadway-themed Bideawee Ball will be attended by gifted Tony nominees, Orfeh and Andy Karl. This talented Broadway duo – who are wife and husband – have starred in numerous hit musicals and have appeared together on Broadway in “Saturday Night Fever” and “Legally Blonde.” Orfeh is about to star in “Pretty Woman: The Musical” and Andy recently starred in the musical version of “Groundhog Day.”

Bideawee is also thrilled that Broadway veteran Gregg Edelman will be hosting the fundraiser. He has starred on Broadway and in television and film for more than 20 years, and has received four Tony nominations during his career.

“We are very excited to have Orfeh and Andy attend this year’s Ball, and honored to have Gregg serve as our host, to raise awareness of animal adoption,” said Leslie Granger, President and CEO at Bideawee. “As Bideawee’s mission is to rescue, care for and find forever families for homeless dogs and cats, we are grateful for their support throughout the years, and hope their presence will encourage more people to consider adopting their next best friend.” 

The Ball is Bideawee’s premier social event of the year, and it attracts hundreds of socially active animal lovers from New York City’s business, social and celebrity communities. This year’s black tie optional event will be held at The Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. on May 21. The Ball will feature cocktails, a seated dinner, live and silent auctions, dancing, a photo booth, a mobile adoption van outside the venue and an award ceremony to honor four individuals for their contributions to Bideawee and support for programs that help adoptable pets find forever homes.

Visit to learn more about the event and to purchase tickets. For more information about Bideawee, visit the website and follow the organization on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

About Bideawee

Bideawee, which means “stay awhile,” in Scottish, is one of the country’s oldest and most respected animal welfare and pet adoption organizations. Founded in 1903, Bideawee’s mission is to be Greater New York’s leader in rescuing, caring for, and placing homeless cats and dogs with people who love them. Bideawee provides an array of high touch services including adoption centers, animal hospital, pet therapy programs, and pet memorial parks that serve pets and pet lovers on their lifelong journey together. Bideawee is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 humane animal organization and 100% of Bideawee’s funding comes from private sources. Bideawee operates adoption centers in New York City and Westhampton. For more information, visit:

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Media Contact:
Mackenzie Smith
(877) 703.3824 x106

Bideawee Contact:
Melissa Treuman
(866) 262-8133

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