2/14/2013 2:05:00 PM Winner of dog competition on Broadway
NEW YORK (AP) — The Best in Show winner at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is heading to Broadway. Not to see a show — to be in one.
The Roundabout Theatre Company said Banana Joe, the 5-year-old affenpinscher who emerged triumphant Tuesday at America’s premier dog competition, headed to Broadway where he appeared Wednesday in “The Mystery of Edwin Drood.”
The dog replaced Macaco, the 5-year old Maltese-Yorkie mix that is the real-life pet of actress Stephanie J. Block. The role requiresd very little: Block at one point appears to bolt from the theater in a huff while carrying a dog.
“Drood” and the revival of “Annie” are the only Broadway shows that currently feature live animals. Later this spring, a cat joins the fraternity when “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” opens.