Photo Coverage: Meet Carla Gugino, Rosemary Harris and the Cast of Roundabout's THE ROAD TO MECCA
Roundabout Theatre Company will feature Tony 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.
The cast and creative team of the show met the press recently and BroadwayWorld was there for the fun.
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.
Director Gordon Edelstein
Playwright Athol Fugard