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Photo Coverage: THE ROAD TO MECCA Opening Night After Party

Roundabout Theatre Company last night opened Athol Fugard's THE ROAD TO MECCA, featuring Tony Award® winner RoseMary Harris as "Miss Helen," Carla Gugino as "Elsa Barlow" and Tony Award® winner Jim Dale as "Marius Byleveld," and directed by Gordon Edelstein. BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture the show's opening night party!

Set in the region of South Africa known as the Karoo, The Road to Mecca tells the story of an elderly woman who has spent the years since her husband's death transforming her home into an intricate and dazzling work of art. The reclusive Miss Helen (RoseMary Harris) has become depressed and appears increasingly unable to care for herself. Pastor Marius Byleveld, who embodies the village's conservative values, is determined to get Miss Helen into an old-age home. Her friend Elsa (Carla Gugino), a young teacher from Cape Town who is deeply suspicious of the patriarchal traditions Byleveld represents, is just as determined that Miss Helen remain free.

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. Signature will launch their theatre's new home, Signature Center with Athol Fugard as its inaugural Residency One playwright.

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300 , online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the American Airlines box office (227 West 42nd Street). Ticket prices range from $67.00-117.00.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: THE ROAD TO MECCA Opening Night After Party

Photo Coverage: THE ROAD TO MECCA Opening Night After Party
Susan Hilferty & Gordon Edelstein

Photo Coverage: THE ROAD TO MECCA Opening Night After Party
Director Gordon Edelstein

Photo Coverage: THE ROAD TO MECCA Opening Night After Party
Susan Hilferty

Photo Coverage: THE ROAD TO MECCA Opening Night After Party
Carla Gugino

Photo Coverage: THE ROAD TO MECCA Opening Night After Party
Carla Gugino

Photo Coverage: THE ROAD TO MECCA Opening Night After Party
Rosemary Harris

Photo Coverage: THE ROAD TO MECCA Opening Night After Party
Rosemary Harris

Photo Coverage: THE ROAD TO MECCA Opening Night After Party
Carla Gugino; Jim Dale & Rosemary Harris

Photo Coverage: THE ROAD TO MECCA Opening Night After Party
Jim Dale & Rosemary Harris

Photo Coverage: THE ROAD TO MECCA Opening Night After Party
Rosemary Harris

Photo Coverage: THE ROAD TO MECCA Opening Night After Party
Carla Gugino

Photo Coverage: THE ROAD TO MECCA Opening Night After Party
Jim Dale

Photo Coverage: THE ROAD TO MECCA Opening Night After Party
Director Gordon Edelstein

Photo Coverage: THE ROAD TO MECCA Opening Night After Party
Rosemary Harris

Photo Coverage: THE ROAD TO MECCA Opening Night After Party
Rosemary Harris

Photo Coverage: THE ROAD TO MECCA Opening Night After Party
Carla Gugino

Photo Coverage: THE ROAD TO MECCA Opening Night After Party
Carla Gugino

Photo Coverage: THE ROAD TO MECCA Opening Night After Party
Jim Dale

Photo Coverage: THE ROAD TO MECCA Opening Night After Party

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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.