How an Abandoned Rat Made it to Broadway

Last summer, a few abandoned albino rats (the kind people keep as pets) took up residence in a median strip on NYC’s West 57th street. They rapidly began to multiply, alarming both the city health department and a tight community of rat rescuers. One of those rats, named Rose, was adopted by Lydia DesRoche, who happened to be the animal trainer for the Broadway play, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” which also happened to be seeking a rat cast member. Head to the New York Times to read more about the unlikely story of Rose, the abandoned rat who made it to Broadway.