Roundabout Roundup: Looking Back at ‘The Road to Mecca’

Posted on: March 7th, 2012 by Roundabout

Fugard's The Road to Mecca added to the 11-12 Season
August 8, 2011

We are pleased to present Tony Award® winner Rosemary Harris, Carla Gugino and  Tony Award winner Jim Dale in the Broadway premiere production of Athol Fugard’s play The Road To Mecca, directed by Gordon Edelstein.

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A Conversation with Carla Gugino
December 13, 2011

Ted Sod, Education Dramaturg, interviewed actress Carla Gugino about her thoughts on The Road to Mecca and her character, Elsa Barlow.

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The The Road to Mecca Marquees are Installed
December 19, 2011

The marquees for The Road to Mecca, starring Rosemary Harris, Carla Gugino, and Jim Dale, are up at the American Airlines Theatre!  The Road to Mecca began previews on December 16, 2011 and opens on January 17, 2012.

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A Note on Miss Helen by Athol Fugard
December 30, 2011

It was a drive into the Karoo to spend a holiday on a friend’s farm and the route I drove that took me for the first time through what had only been a name on a map until then: New Bethesda, a small village in what turned out to be an absolutely magnificent setting. As I drove through it, I couldn’t help responding to it, because I was actually born in that part of the world—as a matter of fact, I was born fifteen miles away from New Bethesda in a place called Middelburg. Driving to my friend’s farm I was struck by its isolation and thought to myself, hell, this would be quite a nice place to have a house to escape from the city if ever I felt like getting away from the world.

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Rosemary Harris in 'The Road to Mecca'; Photo Credit: Joan Marcus, 2011

Opening Night
January 17, 2012

Review Roundup
January 19, 2012

“It makes you catch your breath. Rosemary Harris asks us to look close to find the creative soul within. And with the generosity of a great artist, she rewards us with the illusion that we have discovered the majesty of her character all by ourselves. Carla Gugino is bracingly vital and Jim Dale is first-rate in this powerful production.” - Ben Brantley, The New York Times.

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Jim Dale, Carla Gugino, Rosemary Harris in 'The Road to Mecca'; Photo Credit: Joan Marcus, 2011

Artists Inspired by Artists: Jim Dale and Carla Gugino

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2011-2012 Season, Roundabout Roundup, The Road to Mecca

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