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Rajiv Joseph

First Nighter: Rajiv Joseph's 'Guards at the Taj' Shocks Admirably

David Finkle | Posted 06.12.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

What ensues may have some comic elements but, considering all that's preceded the Humayun-Babur activities, Joseph's Guards at the Taj is too morbid for non-stop yuks.

Blood Ain't Always Thicker Than Water

George Heymont | Posted 06.13.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Two recent stories (one on film, the other onstage) highlight the role an extended family can play in the lives of ordinary people. While the situations in these two stories are wildly different, they point to the need for connection and inclusion as well as a sense of spiritual, intellectual, and emotional intimacy.

Theater: Robin Williams, Yes; Bengal Tiger, No

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.01.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Playwright Rajiv Joseph is a talent, but has yet to find the rich emotional vein that will allow him to combine his obvious skill with insight and heart.

First Nighter: Robin Williams Broadway-Bows in Rajiv Joseph's Toothless Play

David Finkle | Posted 05.31.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Robin Williams has made his Broadway debut at last. This is a very good thing. The very bad thing is that he arrives in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, a decidedly third-rate work