FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of Roundabout's THE ROAD TO MECCA

December 7
12:49 PM 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company will featureTony Award® winner RoseMary Harris as "Miss Helen," Carla Gugino as "Elsa Barlow" and Tony Award® winner Jim Dale as "Marius Byleveld" in the Broadway premiere production of Athol Fugard's play The Road To Mecca, directed by Gordon Edelstein. The Road to Mecca will begin previews on December 16 and open officially on January 17, 2012 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street).

The cast and creative team of the show just met the press and BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities. Check out a photo preview from the event below, and check back later for full photo coverage!

Roundabout's production of The Road to Mecca will begin Athol Fugard's 80th birthday celebration which will continue in February 2012 at Signature Theatre Company.

Athol Fugard's "Master Harold"...and the Boys was produced at Roundabout in 2003. The world premiere production of The Road to Mecca at The National Theatre in London and at the Promenade Theatre off-Broadway was directed by Mr. Fugard. Mr. Fugard played the role of "Marius Byleveld" in both productions which won the 1988 Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Foreign Play.

Gordon Edelstein has the distinguished honor of having directed Roundabout's first Broadway production 20-years ago: Harold Pinter's The Homecoming at the Criterion Center. Gordon returns to Roundabout having most recently directed the critically acclaimed production of The Glass Menagerie (2010) and Martin McDonagh's A Skull in Connemara (2001).

RoseMary Harris was last seen on the Roundabout stage in Edward Albee's All Over (2002). Carla Gugino made her Broadway debut at Roundabout in Arthur Miller's After the Fall (2004) and returned to star in Tennessee Williams' Suddenly Last Summer (2006). Jim Dale received Tony Award nominations for both of his performances at Roundabout: Joe Egg (1985) and The Threepenny Opera (2006).

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of Roundabout's THE ROAD TO MECCA

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of Roundabout's THE ROAD TO MECCA
Carla Gugino, RoseMary Harris & Jim Dale 

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of Roundabout's THE ROAD TO MECCA

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


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