Bengal Tiger announces complete cast

The complete cast has been announced for the Broadway premiere of Rajiv Joseph's play Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo ­ set to begin previews 11 Mar 2011 and open 31 Mar 2011 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, starring Robin Williams in his Broadway acting debut.

Glenn Davis, Brad Fleischer, Hrach Titizian, Sheila Vand, Necar Zadegan and Arian Moayed ­ all of whom appeared in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo during its two engagements at the Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles in 2009 and again earlier this year - will join Robin Williams on Broadway in Joseph's play, a finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

In Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo 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.

The show is being produced on Broadway by Robyn Goodman, Kevin McCollum, Jeffrey Seller and Center Theatre Group.


Glenn Davis appeared Off-Broadway in the Vineyard Theatre production of Tarell McCraney's 'Wig Out' and at Steppenwolf Theatre in Mr. McCraney's 'The Brother/Sister Plays.'

Brad Fleischer, seen Off-Broadway in the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of 'Streamers,' and on Broadway in 'Coram Boy,' has appeared in Rajiv Joseph's play Gruesome Playground Injuries' at the Alley Theatre.

Arian Moayed's credits include Tony Kushner's 'Homebody/Kabul' at BAM and Steppenwolf, 'Queens Blvd' at Signature Theatre, 'American Pilot' at Manhattan Theatre Club and Jeff Daniels' play 'Apartment 3A.'

Hrach Titizian has appeared in the Universal film "The Kingdom," and in "The Men Who Stare at Goats" with George Clooney.

Sheila Vand appeared in the Los Angeles Theatre Company production of 'Portrait of the Architect in Ruins' and was a regular on the television series "Prom Queen."

Necar Zadegan appeared in the West Coast premiere of Diana Son's play 'Stop Kiss' and in 'Gilgamesh' at Boston Court Performing Arts Center in Pasadena.

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