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, …