“Mr. Gold’s direction is so passionately precise that it contrives to make most of the rough places plain enough. As for Mr. Rhys’s performance, it’s flat-out phenomenal. I suspect it will be a long time before another revival as well cast and thrillingly staged as this one comes to New York." - Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal
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 Awardwinner Jim Dale in the Broadway premiere production of Athol Fugard’s play The Road To Mecca, directed by Gordon Edelstein.
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.
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.
Rosemary Harris in 'The Road to Mecca'; Photo Credit: Joan Marcus, 2011
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.
"Oscar nominee Jennifer Tilly will star as Suzanne in Mark Camoletti’s French farce, Don’t Dress for Dinner. Directed by John Tillinger and adapted by Robin Hawdon, the production will also star Melora Hardin as Jacqueline, Ben Daniels as Robert, Adam James as Bernard and Spencer Kayden as Suzette. The Roundabout Theatre Company production begins previews on March 30 and officially opens on April 26 at the American Airlines Theatre." - Broadway.com
"The Roundabout Theater Company's current production of Anything Goes is just such a show, chock full of contemporary themes and ageless. It is for these reasons and many more that I'll gladly crown Anything Goes the quintessential American musical.
Apparently, I'm not alone in feeling this big love, after witnessing the smiles, enthusiastic clapping and bopping/foot tapping going on in the audience of the Stephen Sondheim Theater this past Wednesday night. To quote Porter's magnificent lyrics 'The Gypsy in Me' finds 'Anything Goes' both 'Easy to Love' and 'De-lovely.'" - HuffingtonPost.com
"Norma Langworthy, a life-long theatre devotee who produced plays Off-Broadway and on, died Jan. 28 at her home in New York City. She was 92.
She supported many New York theatre companies, including the Roundabout Theatre Company, which, in December 2005, named the Langworthy Lounge in the American Airlines Theatre after her." - Playbill.com