PHOTO CALL: Robin Williams and Cast of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo Meet the Press

News   PHOTO CALL: Robin Williams and Cast of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo Meet the Press
The cast of Rajiv Joseph's Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, starring Robin Williams as the title feline narrator, greeted the press with a Feb. 16 photo op. The production begins performances at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre March 11.

Here's how producers bill the play: "In Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Rajiv Joseph's savagely funny and deeply affecting play, a tiger haunts the streets of present day Baghdad seeking the meaning of life. As he witnesses the puzzling absurdities of war, the tiger encounters Americans and Iraqis who are searching for friendship, redemption and a toilet seat made of gold."

Here is a look at the cast, playwright and producers:


The play was a finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Previews begin March 11 toward a March 31 opening. Two-time Tony Award Moisés Kaufman (33 Variations), who directed the play in Los Angeles, again directs a cast that includes Glenn Davis, Brad Fleischer, Hrach Titizian, Sheila Vand, Necar Zadegan and Arian Moayed. This marks the Broadway acting debut of Academy Award winner Robin Williams ("Good Morning, Vietnam" "Mrs. Doubtfire," "Good Will Hunting"), who previously performed his standup act on Broadway.

Tickets to Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo are also available by calling Ticketmaster at (212) 307-4100 or (800) 755-4000. Tickets can also be purchased online at or by visiting

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