Robin Williams will be making his Broadway debut in Bengal Tiger at the Bagdad Zoo.  Previews start 11 March 2011 with the opening set for 31 March.  Here’s the highly unlikely sounding description of the play:

Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo is Rajiv Joseph’s ferocious comedy that follows the intertwined lives of a tiger, portrayed by Mr. Williams, two American marines and an Iraqi gardener as they roam the streets of Baghdad in search of friendship, redemption and a toilet seat made of gold.

The New York Times says, “this boldly imagined, harrowing and surprisingly funny drama is wonderfully daring.” A finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, this groundbreaking play comes to Broadway for a strictly limited, sixteen-week engagement directed by Tony Award® nominee Moisés Kaufman.

5 Responses to “Now there’s a Broadway production I wasn’t expecting”

  1. John O'Connor says:

    Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo is Rajiv Joseph’s ferocious comedy that follows the intertwined lives of a tiger, portrayed by Mr. Williams, two American [M]arines and an Iraqi gardener as they roam the streets of Baghdad in search of friendship, redemption and a toilet seat made of gold.
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    Fixed it.

  2. Dwight Sullivan says:

    Right — because the only thing odd about that description was the capitalization. :-)

  3. John O'Connor says:

    Once I saw the capitalization error, I couldn’t focus on the rest of it.

  4. publius says:

    Fabulous.

  5. sg says:

    But now that the error is fixed, we can discuss the play on the artistic merits!