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Kirk Douglas Enters the Baghdad Zoo to See Robin Williams on Broadway
June 16, 2011

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 backstage to pose for snapshots with Robin Williams. Click on to see a pair of screen stars together on the Great White Way.



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The Tony Nominee Arian Moayed Performs
June 8, 2011

The New York Times presents the second of four videos of first-time Tony nominees. Arian Moayed performs a scene from "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo." Thursday: Nina Arianda in "Born Yesterday."



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BENGAL TIGER WINS 2 DRAMA DESK AWARDS!
May 23, 2011

The 2011 Drama Desk Awards, honoring New York City theatre for the 2010-11 season were handed out May 23 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan. Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo took home two design awards, one for Outstanding Lighting Design and another for Outstanding Sound Design in a Play!



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Tyne Daly Visits Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo!
May 12, 2011

Tyne Daly was recently spotted in the audience of Bengal Tiger. After the show, she went backstage to congratulate Robin Williams.



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ARIAN MOAYED NOMINATED FOR BEST FEATURED ACTOR TONY AWARD®!

May 3, 2011

The nominations for the 2011 Tony Awards have been announced. Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo received award nominations for Best Featured Actor - Arian Moayed, Best Sound Design and Best Lighting Design.



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From Starry-Eyed to Star
May 1, 2011

Arian Moayed is busy - like James Franco busy. Eight times a week he takes to the stage at the Richard Rodgers Theater, playing Musa, an Iraqi translator, with Robin Williams in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Mr. Moayed's Broadway debut.



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BENGAL TIGER NOMINATED FOR 6 DRAMA DESK AWARDS!
April 29, 2011

OUTSTANDING PLAY
OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR - Moisés Kaufman
OUTSTANDING MUSIC - Kathryn Bostic
OUTSTANDING SET - Derek McLane
OUTSTANDING LIGHTING - David Lander
OUTSTANDING SOUND - Acme Sound Partners and Cricket S. Myers



Nominations for the 56th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced this morning. Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo earned 6 nominations.



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3 OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD NOMINATIONS!
April 26, 2011

Best Broadway Play
Best Set Design - Derek McLane
Best Lighting Design - David Lander

Tyne Daly and Mercedes Ruehl announced the nominees for the 61st annual Outer Critics Circle Awards — which honor the best in Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre — this morning at the Algonquin Hotel.

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3 Drama League Award nominations for Bengal Tiger!
April 25, 2011

BEST PLAY
BEST PERFORMANCE – Robin Williams
BEST PERFORMANCE – Arian Moayed

The Drama League proudly announces nominations for the 2010-11 Drama League Awards, to be presented at The 77th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon. The event will be hosted by Kathleen Turner.

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Robin Williams appearance on Charlie Rose
April 22, 2011

Robin Williams, Arian Moayed, playwright Rajiv Joseph and director Moisés Kaufman appeared on Charlie Rose to discuss Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.

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10 Questions for Robin Williams
April 19, 2011

The actor and comedian talks about playing a tiger in his first Broadway role, the war in Iraq and why being funny isn't always a good thing.




Robin Williams as the ghost of a Bengal Tiger
April 17, 2011

Robin Williams sat down with Harry Smith to discuss his latest role on Broadway portraying the ghost of a Tiger in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.




WQXR's Around Broadway: Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
April 13, 2011

In the first installment of our new show Around Broadway, Jeff Spurgeon discusses the new Broadway play Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo with The New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood. The show addresses the Iraq war and the more general repercussions of unleashing violence through the moral conscience of a tiger, played by Robin Williams.




Photos: Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo Opens on Broadway
April 1, 2011

Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo is a new American play by Rajiv Joseph starring Robin Williams in his Broadway acting debut and directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Moisés Kaufman. The production opened last night, March 31, at the Richard Rogers Theatre.

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Star Power Meets War’s Firepower
March 23, 2011

How to turn the bloody truths of the Iraq war into mass entertainment is a problem that has repeatedly bedeviled Hollywood executives. Even The Hurt Locker, which won the Academy Award for best picture last year, earned only $17 million domestically. Now Broadway, where the price of a ticket can be 10 times as much as at the multiplex, is taking its first major look at Iraq eight years after the invasion, with a play that starts with a behanding, descends into brutality and murder, and features no less than Uday Hussein clutching the severed head of his brother, Qusay.

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Bengal Tiger, With Robin Williams, Makes Its First Roar on Broadway
March 11, 2011

Robin Williams makes his Broadway acting debut as the title feline in Rajiv Joseph's Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, a Pulitzer Prize-finalist play set in war-torn Iraq, starting previews March 11 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.

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Straight Man: Robin Williams speed-dials his first Broadway role.
March 6, 2011

A smart-ass tiger, face to face with his sins, denying the existence of God but demanding he show himself—just in case—must reckon with this fact: He's just a tiger with a tiger's appetite. In the midst of chaos, can you blame him if he can't resist chomping into the stray human who comes too close? He's a tormented, sly-minded philosopher. It is tempting to say he shares the eyebrow-raised cunning of a Groucho Marx, but Groucho never knew a world this crazy.

It feels right, then, that of all God's creatures, it is Robin Williams who has been called upon to inhabit this particular tiger—a tiger turned ghost, actually, roaming the ravaged streets of Baghdad—in Rajiv Joseph's first Broadway play, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. More than anything, what's needed here is a conjurer.

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Meet Robin Williams and the Stars of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
February 17, 2011

Get to know Robin Williams and his co-stars in this powerful new Broadway play.

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Robin Williams, Rajiv Joseph, Moisés Kaufman, and Cast of Broadway's Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo Meet the Press
February 16, 2011

The cast and creative team for the Broadway production of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo met the press at an event held on Wednesday, February 16.

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Buy Broadway's Bengal Tiger in Person; Rodgers Box Office Opens Feb. 4
February 3, 2011

The box office of Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre opens 10 AM Feb. 4 for the spring launch of Rajiv Joseph's Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, starring Robin Williams as the title feline narrator.

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Glenn Davis, Arian Moayed, Hrach Titizian, et al. to Join Robin Williams in Broadway's Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
December 9, 2010

Glenn Davis, Brad Fleischer, Hrach Titizian, Sheila Vand, Necar Zadegan, and Arian Moayed will join the previously reported Robin Williams in the Broadway production of Rajiv Joseph's Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, to play the Richard Rodgers Theatre, with previews beginning March 11, and an opening set for March 31. Moises Kaufman will direct.

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Tickets Now on Sale For Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
December 8, 2010

Tickets are now on sale for Rajiv Joseph's Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, starring comedy legend Robin Williams in the title role. Performances of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated play will begin March 11, 2011, at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, ahead of an official opening March 31.

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Robin Williams Heads Back to Broadway
October 21, 2010

The New York Times has confirmed today that Robin Williams will be returning to the Great White Way in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, an Iraq War play - a Pulitzer Prize finalist - written by Rajiv Joseph that last had a critically successful run in Los Angeles. The production, which will feature Williams in the role of 'Tiger,' will open in the Spring of 2011. Robyn Goodman and Kevin McCollum produce.

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