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Robin Williams stars in Rajiv Joseph's darkly comic tale.

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Kirk Douglas Enters the Baghdad Zoo to See Robin Williams on Broadway

Kirk Douglas Enters the Baghdad Zoo to See Robin Williams on Broadway
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Rajiv Joseph’s Bengal Tiger at the Baghad Zoo began life at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles, so it was only fitting that the man himself checked out the Broadway production of the play during a visit to New York. The 94-year-old actor and his wife, Anne, saw the June 11 matinee at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, then stepped ...

Tony Nominee Chat: Bengal Tiger's Arian Moayed Doesn't Want to Clash with Al Pacino on the Red Carpet

Tony Nominee Chat: Bengal Tiger's Arian Moayed Doesn't Want to Clash with Al Pacino on the Red Carpet

As the Tony nominees ready to head to the Beacon Theatre for Broadway's biggest night on June 12, Broadway.com Editor-in-Chief Paul Wontorek caught up with this year's actors to chat about the honor. Arian Moayed scored a Best Featured Actor nominee for his debut Broadway performance in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. He may be a first time ...

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Video Flashback! Mark Rylance's Poetic Tony Acceptance Speech Is Music to Bengal Tiger Star Arian Moayed

Video Flashback! Mark Rylance's Poetic Tony Acceptance Speech Is Music to Bengal Tiger Star Arian Moayed

In the final days leading up to the 2011 Tony telecast, Broadway.com is posting videos of favorite Tony memories of this year’s nominees, with their own commentary. Arian Moayed, a Best Featured Actor nominee for Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, was charmed by Mark Rylance's not-so-traditional 2008 acceptance speech, in which the actor recited Louis Jenkins' poem "The ...

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Tony Bennett, Marlo Thomas & More Watch Robin Williams Get Wild in Bengal Tiger

Tony Bennett, Marlo Thomas & More Watch Robin Williams Get Wild in Bengal Tiger
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With Robin Williams making his Broadway debut in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, plenty of the Oscar winner's famous friends are heading to the Richard Rodgers Theatre to see his acclaimed performance. Williams's dressing room was pretty packed on May 5 when 15-time Grammy winner Tony Bennett paid a visit alongside Marlo Thomas, Phil Donahue, Elaine May and Stanley ...

Bengal Tiger's Arian Moayed Salutes the Troops After Earning a Tony Nomination

Bengal Tiger's Arian Moayed Salutes the Troops After Earning a Tony Nomination

The morning the Tony nominations are announced, phones start ringing off the hook for the happy few who get nods. As usual, Broadway.com is among the callers offering congratulations and getting responses. Here are the first reactions from 2011 Tony nominees. Congrats to all!

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Nominated for Best Featured Actor in a Play, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad ...

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Jane Fonda Returns to Broadway to Visit Robin Williams at Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

Jane Fonda Returns to Broadway to Visit Robin Williams at Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
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Moises Kaufman directed Jane Fonda to a Tony nomination in the 2009 play 33 Variations, so it's no surprise the Oscar-winning actress was eager to catch Kaufman's latest Broadway show, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. After Tiger's April 26 performance Fonda headed backstage to congratulate Kaufman and greet the show's leading man, fellow Oscar winner Robin Williams. Click ...

Robert De Niro Has a Broadway Re-Awakening With Robin Williams at Bengal Tiger

Robert De Niro Has a Broadway Re-Awakening With Robin Williams at Bengal Tiger

It’s hard to believe two decades have passed since Robert De Niro and Robin Williams co-starred in the hit movie Awakenings. That Oscar-nominated film showed off Williams’ dramatic acting chops as Dr. Malcolm Sayer, whose patient, Leonard Lowe (De Niro, in an Oscar-nominated performance), awakens from a long coma. Williams is now giving an acclaimed performance as the title feline ...

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A View From the Zoo as Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar Visit Robin Williams at Bengal Tiger

A View From the Zoo as Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar Visit Robin Williams at Bengal Tiger

Whoopi Goldberg may be busy readying for Sister Act's April 20 opening night, but that doesn't mean the Tony-winning producer isn't interested in checking out Broadway's other new offerings. On April 15 Goldberg and her The View co-host Joy Behar ventured over to the Richard Rodgers Theatre to catch fellow comedian Robin Williams in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad ...

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Bengal Tiger's Arian Moayed on Taking Epic Risks in His Broadway Debut

Bengal Tiger's Arian Moayed on Taking Epic Risks in His Broadway Debut

Age and Hometown: 31; Glenview, IL

Current Role: A Broadway debut as Musa, an Iraqi gardener who takes a job as a U.S. translator after his world falls apart, in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.

Mastering Musa: Born in Iran, Moayed moved with his family to the Chicago suburbs at age five. “My parents are Iranian with a ...

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It's A Starry Weekend at Bengal Tiger as Robin Williams Welcomes Michael J. Fox, Ben Vereen, Jennifer Grey and More

It's A Starry Weekend at Bengal Tiger as Robin Williams Welcomes Michael J. Fox, Ben Vereen, Jennifer Grey and More
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Now that Robin Williams is calling Broadway home in the new play Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, plenty of celebrities are heading to the Richard Rodgers Theatre to cheer him on. During the April 9 weekend Michael J. Fox and his wife Tracy Pollan paid a visit to the Zoo alongside fellow star couple Jennifer Grey and Clark Gregg ...

Rajiv Joseph on Bringing the Wild World of Bengal Tiger to Broadway With Robin Williams

Rajiv Joseph on Bringing the Wild World of Bengal Tiger to Broadway With Robin Williams

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Rajiv Joseph is having quite a year. The playwright's Gruesome Playground Injuries ran earlier this season at off-Broadway's Second Stage Theatre, which previously produced his plays Animals Out of Paper and All This Intimacy. Now Joseph is making his Broadway debut with the Pulitzer Prize finalist Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, a drama about the effects ...

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Museum Buddies Ben Stiller and Robin Williams Pal Around at Baghdad Zoo

Museum Buddies Ben Stiller and Robin Williams Pal Around at Baghdad Zoo
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Ben Stiller is used to chasing Robin Williams around museums, thanks to their hit comedy A Night at the Museum and its sequel, but on April 3 the duo found themselves clowning around at the zoo! The day before Stiller begins performances in Broadway's The House of Blue Leaves, the actor headed over to the Richard Rodgers Theatre to check ...

Birdcage Reunion! Nathan Lane Visits Robin Williams at Bengal Tiger

Birdcage Reunion! Nathan Lane Visits Robin Williams at Bengal Tiger

Nathan Lane and Robin Williams cracked up audiences as a drag performer and club owner the hit 1996 film The Birdcage (whose musical counterpart, La Cage aux Folles, is currently playing at the Longacre Theatre). Now that Williams is making his Broadway debut in the new play Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, two-time Tony winner Nathan Lane headed over ...

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It's Tiger Time! Robin Williams and the Baghdad Zoo Cast Tap into Their Animal Side on Opening Night

It's Tiger Time! Robin Williams and the Baghdad Zoo Cast Tap into Their Animal Side on Opening Night

Robin Williams is making his Broadway debut as the title character in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, and the Oscar winner was doing just grrrrrreat at the play's March 31 opening night party at Espace. Broadway.com caught up with the actor and his co-stars after the curtain came down to discuss this complex war drama from rising playwright ...

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A Roaring Opening Night for Robin Williams and Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

A Roaring Opening Night for Robin Williams and Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
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Oscar winner Robin Williams made his Broadway debut on March 31 in Rajiv Joseph's new play Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. Plenty of Williams' former co-stars and friends—including Billy Crystal and Susan Sarandon—came out to cheer him on as he roared onstage at the Richard Rodgers Theatre as the show's title animal. After a successful performance, Williams joined his ...

Did Our Word of Mouth Panel Have a Wild Time With Robin Williams in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo?

Did Our Word of Mouth Panel Have a Wild Time With Robin Williams in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo?

Oscar winner Robin Williams is making his Broadway debut in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, an Iraq war drama that's quite different from Williams' many big screen comedies: He plays the title character, a tiger who waxes philosophically on the existence of God. Broadway.com sent Word of Mouth reviewers Emilie, Dan and Tony to the Richard Rodgers Theatre ...

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Squigs Captures the Roar of Robin Williams in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

Squigs Captures the Roar of Robin Williams in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

Robin Williams is no stranger to animated versions of himself, thanks to his iconic vocal work in Disney's Aladdin. As the Oscar winner makes his Broadway debut in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Broadway.com's resident artist Justin 'Squigs' Robertson is offering up another animated incarnation of Williams. Squigs headed over to the Richard Rodgers Theatre to sketch Williams ...

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Let the Fur Fly! Joan Rivers Visits Robin Williams at Bengal Tiger

Let the Fur Fly! Joan Rivers Visits Robin Williams at Bengal Tiger

Comedian Joan Rivers has been quite the busy theatergoer lately, and on March 29, the iconic comedienne made time on her schedule for Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. Rivers was thrilled to see the play's star, fellow comic Robin Williams, making his Broadway debut in the production. After the performance, Joan, sporting a coat as furry as the show's ...

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Zoo Ticket! Check Out Video of Robin Williams in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

Zoo Ticket! Check Out Video of Robin Williams in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

Robin Williams is roaring into his Broadway debut in Rajiv Joseph's Pulitzer Prize-nominated dark comedy, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. The Oscar-winning actor plays the show's title character: a tiger living in a bombed-out, abandoned zoo, haunting a troubled American soldier in the Iraq war. Want to see Williams get in touch with his animal side? Click below to ...

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Motherf**ker Pals Bobby Cannavale and Annabella Sciorra Visit Robin Williams at Baghdad Zoo

Motherf**ker Pals Bobby Cannavale and Annabella Sciorra Visit Robin Williams at Baghdad Zoo
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Bobby Cannavale and Annabella Sciorra are hard at work prepping their own Broadway show, The Motherf**ker With the Hat, for its April 11 opening, but the co-stars are also eager to check out Broadway's newest offerings. Over the March 25 weekend, Cannavale and Sciorra headed to the Richard Rodgers Theatre to watch Oscar winner Robin Williams in his debut ...

Bengal Tiger Soldier Brad Fleischer on Marching into Combat with Robin Williams

Bengal Tiger Soldier Brad Fleischer on Marching into Combat with Robin Williams

Age and Hometown: 33; Dover-Sherborn, MA

Current Role: Kevin, a U.S. soldier who begins to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder while serving in Iraq in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.

Soldier Boy: The youngest of three boys, Fleischer grew up idolizing Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird and hoped to play basketball at Hamilton College. “Then I realized I ...

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See Robin Williams and the Cast of Bengal Tiger Burn Bright on Broadway

See Robin Williams and the Cast of Bengal Tiger Burn Bright on Broadway
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Take a peek at Rajiv Joseph’s Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, starring Robin Williams, which is in previews at Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre. This darkly comic tale features (yes!) a tiger held captive in the Baghdad Zoo and follows the intertwined lives of two American marines and one Iraqi gardener as they search through the rubble of war for ...

The Tiger Speaks! Robin Williams on Being Catty in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

The Tiger Speaks! Robin Williams on Being Catty in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

From an animated genie to a cross-dressing father, Academy Award winner Robin Williams has played plenty of wild characters over the years, and now he's tapping into his animal instict to play the title feline in Rajiv Joseph's new play, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. Broadway.com caught up with Williams and his co-stars as they began rehearsals to ...

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Nanu Nanu! Bengal Tiger's Robin Williams Says Lady Gaga Was 'Keeping It Real' with Grammy Egg Stunt

Nanu Nanu! Bengal Tiger's Robin Williams Says Lady Gaga Was 'Keeping It Real' with Grammy Egg Stunt

Pop sensation Lady Gaga made quite the entrance at this year's Grammy Awards when the singer traveled down the red carpet in a giant egg. The "Born This Way" singer isn't the first person to use an enormous egg as means of transportation, however. Oscar winner Robin Williams, who will make his Broadway debut this spring in Bengal Tiger at ...

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Get Wild With Robin Williams and the Cast of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

Get Wild With Robin Williams and the Cast of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
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After being named a Pulitzer Prize finalist during its Los Angeles run, Rajiv Joseph's new play Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo is roaring on to Broadway with Oscar winner Robin Williams taking on the role of the title animal. On February 15, Williams joined his talented co-stars to meet the press and discuss this intriguing new show about life ...

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