Elizabeth McGovern to star in Time and the Conways

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

The Roundabout Theatre Company presents the first-ever Broadway revival of J.B. Priestley's Time and the Conways, starring Oscar, Emmy & Golden Globe nominee Elizabeth McGovern, at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre.

Previews begin on September 14, 2017, before an official opening on October 10 and a strictly limited engagement through to November 26, 2017.

Elizabeth McGovern previously starred on Broadway as Ophelia in the Roundabout's 1992 revival of 'Hamlet' and made her Broadway debut in 'Love Letters' in 1989. Her off-Broadway credits include the "Shakespeare in the Park" productions of 'As You Like It' (1992) and 'Two Gentlemen of Verona' (1987), Atlantic's 1991 revival of 'Three Sisters,' and the Public Theater's productions of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (1987) and 'A Map of the World' (1985), among others. She is perhaps best known for her TV role as Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham on the hit series "Downtown Abbey," for which she earned an Emmy Award nomination in 2011 and a Golden Globe nomination in 2012. She picked up both an Academy Award nomination and Golden Globe nomination for her performance as Evelyn Nesbit in "Ragtime" in 1982. Other notable screen credits include "Clash of the Titans," "Kick-Ass," "Once Upon a Time in America" and "Ordinary People."

Synopsis: "In 1919 Britain, Mrs. Conway is full of optimism during her daughter's lavish twenty-first birthday celebration. The Great War is over, wealth is in the air, and the family's dreams bubble over like champagne. Jump nineteen years into the future, though, and the Conways' lives have transformed unimaginably. This time-traveling play takes place at the crossroads of today and tomorrow—challenging our notions of choice, chance and destiny.

Additional casting and creative team information will be announced at a later date.

Time and the Conways originally premiered at Broadway's Ritz Theatre in January 1938 and ran for a total of 32 performances, starring Dame Sybil Thorndike as Mrs. Conway.


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