Robin Williams Teams with Broadway Barks for BENGAL TIGER Auction
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by BWW News Desk
Academy Award-winning actor and multiple Grammy-winning performer Robin Williams has teamed up with leading charity auction site charitybuzz.com to auction off a pair of tickets to the final performance of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo on Broadway to raise funds for an organization close to his heart. The winner will also meet Robin Williams himself backstage, pose for a photo with him, and have him sign their playbill.
The auction is live now through June 15, 2011 on charitybuzz. Fans can bid at: http://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/26310336
The proceeds of this auction benefit Bernadette Peters' Broadway Barks. This organization promotes the adoption of animals and focuses on the plight of homeless animals. Broadway Barks has opened the doors of communication and fostered a spirit of community among the numerous shelters and rescue groups working throughout the city.
In Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, the lives of two American Marines and an Iraqi translator are forever changed by an encounter with a quick-witted tiger who haunts the streets of war-torn Baghdad attempting to find meaning, forgiveness and redemption amidst the city's ruins. The New York Times writes, "This boldly imagined, harrowing and surprisingly funny drama is wonderfully daring."
A finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo comes to Broadway for a strictly limited engagement, directed by Tony Award® nominee Moisés Kaufman.
For a complete list of charitybuzz auction items, visit www.charitybuzz.com. charitybuzz raises funds for nonprofits around the globe through incredible online auctions, giving its bidders exclusive opportunities to make a difference.
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