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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 and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the emotional curtain call.

Joining Mr. Williams in the cast are Glenn Davis, Brad Fleischer, Hrach Titizian, Sheila Vand, Necar Zadegan and Arian Moayed.

In Rajiv Joseph's play, BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO - a finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Drama - 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.

Rajiv Joseph is an American playwright whose plays include GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES, ANIMALS OUT OF PAPER, HUCK & HOLDEN, ALL THIS INTIMACY and THE LEOPARD AND THE FOX. He is the recipient of the prestigious 2009 Kesselring Fellowship from the National Arts Club, and the 2008 Paula Vogel Award for emerging playwrights presented by the Vineyard Theatre.

The Oscar, Emmy and Grammy Award-winning actor Robin Williams will make his Broadway acting debut in BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO, having previously appeared Off-Broadway opposite Steve Martin in Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" at Lincoln Center in 1988.

BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO performs Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., with matinees on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.

For tickets and more information, visit http://www.bengaltigeronbroadway.com/.

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Necar Zadegan during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo' at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City

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Arian Moayed during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo' at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City

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Hrach Titizian during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo' at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City

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Hrach Titizian & Shelia Vand during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo' at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City

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Glenn Davis during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo' at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City

Photos: BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO Opens on Broadway
Glenn Davis & Hrach Titizian during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo' at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City

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Brad Fleischer during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo' at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City

Photos: BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO Opens on Broadway
Glenn Davis, Brad Fleischer & Hrach Titizian during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo' at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City

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Robin Willams during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo' at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City

Photos: BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO Opens on Broadway
Robin Willams during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo' at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City

Photos: BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO Opens on Broadway
Robin Willams during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo' at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City

Photos: BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO Opens on Broadway
Robin Willams during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo' at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City

Photos: BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO Opens on Broadway
Glenn Davis, Brad Fleischer, Robin Willams, Arian Moayed & Hrach Titizian during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo' at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City

Photos: BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO Opens on Broadway
Necar Zadegan, Glenn DavisBrad Fleischer during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo' at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City

Photos: BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO Opens on Broadway
Necar Zadegan, Glenn Davis, Brad Fleischer & Robin Willams during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo' at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City

Photos: BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO Opens on Broadway
Robin Willams during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo' at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City

Photos: BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO Opens on Broadway
Robin Willams, Arian Moayed & Hrach Titizian during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo' at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City

Photos: BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO Opens on Broadway
Robin Willams during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo' at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City

Photos: BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO Opens on Broadway
Brad Fleischer, playwright Rajiv Joseph, Robin Willams & Arian Moayed during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo' at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City

Photos: BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO Opens on Broadway
Robin Willams during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo' at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City

Photos: BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO Opens on Broadway
Brad Fleischer, playwright Rajiv Joseph, Robin Willams & Arian Moayed during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo' at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City

Photos: BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO Opens on Broadway
Robin Willams with playwright Rajiv Joseph during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo' at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City

Photos: BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO Opens on Broadway
Glenn Davis, Brad Fleischer, playwright Rajiv Joseph, Robin Willams, director Moises Kaufman, Arian Moayed & Hrach Titizian during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo' at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City

Photos: BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO Opens on Broadway
Robin Willams with playwright Rajiv Joseph & director Moises Kaufman during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo' at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City

Photos: BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO Opens on Broadway
Glenn Davis, Brad Fleischer, playwright Rajiv Joseph, Robin Willams, director Moises Kaufman, Arian Moayed & Hrach Titizian during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo' at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City

Photos: BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO Opens on Broadway
Robin Willams with playwright Rajiv Joseph & director Moises Kaufman during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo' at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City

Photos: BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO Opens on Broadway
Robin Willams with playwright Rajiv Joseph & director Moises Kaufman during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo' at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City

Photos: BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO Opens on Broadway
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