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The Road to Mecca - 2012 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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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.

Schedule

Running Time:

2 hours, 25 minutes, with one intermission

American Airlines Theatre (Broadway)


About the Theatre
(New York, NY)
229 W. 42nd St.
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Featured Reviews For The Road to Mecca


Those Who Seek to Make Art Often Find Themselves Alone - New York Times
In this quiet, slow and ultimately powerful production, directed by Gordon Edelstein and featuring strong performances from Jim Dale and Carla Gugino, Ms. Harris plays Miss Helen, an elderly South African woman who has hitherto seemed gracious, fretful and rather prosaic. Now she has given undiluted voice to the kind of fear that lurks in everyone — one of those personal fears that are so profound that people shirk from naming them. She is magnificent and shrunken, harrowed and harrowing.

Luminous performers brighten 1984 ‘Road’ - NY Post
While “The Road to Mecca” meanders — and its intimacy is lost in the vast American Airlines Theatre — the show’s low-key approach ultimately works in its favor. Even better, we get to watch luminous stage icon Rosemary Harris duet with Tinseltown glamour-puss Carla Gugino (“Sin City”)...While far from perfect — Fugard occasionally lapses into sappy melodrama; set designer Michael Yeargan’s South African shack looks more like a Santa Fe B&B — the show is a slow-burning pleasure.


 

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by Kelsey Denette - 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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
by Nicole Rosky - 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.
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!
by Nicole Rosky - 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.
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!
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!
by Robert Diamond - August 9, 2011
A conversation with Artistic Director Todd Haimes about Athol Fugard's The Road To Mecca.
by Robert Diamond - 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.