The Road to Mecca
The Road to Mecca
Theatre
American Airlines Theatre (New York, NY)
229 W. 42nd St.
New York, NY
Running Time
2 hours, 25 minutes, with one intermission
Schedule
Tuesday through Saturday at 8pm
Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday at 2pm

Schedule Change:
February 14-24: 7pm curtain
Price
$67 - $117
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Tony Award®, Emmy Award® and Golden Globe Award® winner Rosemary Harris returns to Roundabout alongside the remarkable Carla Gugino and Tony winner Jim Dale in this celebrated work from preeminent South African playwright, Tony winner Athol Fugard.

Acclaimed as “striking, compassionate and Fugard's most personal play” by The New York Times, THE ROAD TO MECCA tells the story of an eccentric elderly artist facing mounting pressure to abandon her independent life for a church retirement home. Out of desperation, she calls upon her only confidant, a fiery young teacher from Cape Town. When the village minister arrives to coax out her decision, the three enter a blazing showdown that pits conformity against free expression...faith in community against faith in oneself.

Set against the charged backdrop of South African apartheid, THE ROAD TO MECCA is a beautifully crafted tribute to the artist's indomitable spirit. Gordon Edelstein directs.

THE ROAD TO MECCA Ends Limited Run as Scheduled, 3/4
by BWW News Desk - February 21, 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of Athol Fugard's The Road to Mecca starring Rosemary Harris, Carla Gugino and Jim Dale, will end its limited engagement on Sunday, March 4th at 2:00PM. (more...)

Review - The Road To Mecca
by Ben Peltz - January 23, 2012

There's a beautiful softness that bathes every artistic aspect of director Gordon Edelstein's graceful and endearing production of Athol Fugard's meditation on independence through creativity, The Road to Mecca. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE ROAD TO MECCA Opening Night Arrivals!
by Peter James Zielinski - January 18, 2012

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 arrivals and brings you photo coverage below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE ROAD TO MECCA Opening Night Curtain Call
by Walter McBride - January 18, 2012

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 curtain call! (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE ROAD TO MECCA Opening Night After Party
by Walter McBride - January 18, 2012

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! (more...)

Review Roundup: THE ROAD TO MECCA - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - January 17, 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company tonight 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. (more...)

Roundabout's THE ROAD TO MECCA Opens on Broadway Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - January 17, 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company tonight opens 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. (more...)

BWW TV: THE ROAD TO MECCA Performance Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 12, 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company is presenting 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. Production highlights have been released and appear below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Roundabout's ROAD TO MECCA
by BWW News Desk - December 22, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company presents 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. (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting With THE ROAD TO MECCA Co.; Previews Begin Tomorrow, Dec. 16!
by Broadway Beat - December 15, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company's The Road to Mecca, begins previews tomorrow, December 16, and opens officially on January 17, 2012 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. This Broadway premiere production of Athol Fugard's play features Tony Award winner Rosemary Harris as 'Miss Helen,' Carla Gugino as 'Elsa Barlow' and Tony Award winner Jim Dale as 'Marius Byleveld'. Click below to hear from the cast and company on the exciting new production! (more...)

UP ON THE MARQUEE: Roundabout's THE ROAD TO MECCA
by Walter McBride - December 13, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company's The Road to Mecca, begins previews on December 16 and opens officially on January 17, 2012 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. This Broadway premiere production of Athol Fugard's play features Tony Award winner Rosemary Harris as 'Miss Helen,' Carla Gugino as 'Elsa Barlow' and Tony Award winner Jim Dale as 'Marius Byleveld'. The marquee is now up and BroadwayWorld brings you a look below! (more...)

Q&A with Todd Haimes: The Road to Mecca
by Roundabout Theatre Company - August 9, 2011

A conversation with Artistic Director Todd Haimes about Athol Fugard's The Road to Mecca. (more...)

Harris, Gugino & Dale to Star in Fugard's THE ROAD TO MECCA on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - August 9, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced 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. (more...)