Oscar, Grammy, and Emmy Award winner Robin Williams was born July 21, 1951. After bringing his standup to Broadway in Robin Williams: Live on Broadway in 2002, the actor made his Broadway acting debut in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo in 2011.
Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo opened at Richard Rodgers Theatre March 31, 2011 after beginning performances March 11. The production, directed by Moisés Kaufman, played 23 previews and 108 performances before closing July 3, 2011, earning three Tony Award nominations.
Written by Rajiv Joseph, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo tells the story of the intertwined lives of two American marines and one Iraqi gardener as they search through the rubble of war for friendship, redemption and a toilet seat made of gold, told from the perspective of a tiger held captive in the Baghdad Zoo.
The dark comedy starred Williams as Tiger, Arian Moayed as Musa, Glenn Davis as Tom, Brad Fleischer as Kev, Hrach Titzian as Uday/Iraqi Man, Sheila Vand as Hadia/Iraqi Teenager, and Necar Zadegan as Leper/Iraqui Woman/Arabic Vocals.
Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo featured scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by David Zinn, lighting design by David Lander, sound design by Acme Sound Partners and Cricket S. Myers, and compositions by Kathryn Bostic. For the complete cast and creative team, visit PlaybillVault.com/BengalTiger.