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PlayBlog Robin Williams Talks Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo With Joy Behar (Video) Robin Williams, currently starring in Rajiv Joseph's Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, recently spoke with Joy Behar on her CNN show about making his Broadway acting debut with the show that plays the Richard Rodgers Theatre.

Williams plays the title character, the tiger, in a drama that is described as a "savagely funny and deeply affecting play." According to press notes, "a tiger haunts the streets of present-day Baghdad seeking the meaning of life." The tiger "witnesses the puzzling absurdities of war," encountering "Americans and Iraqis who are searching for friendship, redemption and a toilet seat made of gold."

Here, Williams also chats about his experience in Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot at Lincoln Center as well as what goes through his mind when a cell phone rings mid-performance.

The rest of the Baghdad cast includes Glenn Davis as Tom, an American Marine who plunders local riches; Brad Fleischer as Kev, a Marine broken by war; Hrach Titizian as the ghost of Uday Hussein and others; Sheila Vand in multiple roles; Necar Zadegan in multiple roles; and Arian Moayed as Musa, an Iraqi gardener (and witness to atrocities) now serving as a translator for American forces.

To watch the interview, look below:

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