Downton Abbey’s Elizabeth McGovern Will Lead Broadway Revival of Time and the Conways

Broadway News   Downton Abbey’s Elizabeth McGovern Will Lead Broadway Revival of Time and the Conways
The Oscar nominee is set to star in Roundabout’s fall production, helmed by Tony nominee Rebecca Taichman.
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Roundabout Theatre Company has announced a Broadway production of J. B. Priestley’s Time and the Conways, to be directed by Indecent Tony nominee Rebecca Taichman and starring Oscar, Emmy, and Golden Globe nominee Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey, Ragtime, Hamlet). The fall revival will mark the first time that the play has been seen on Broadway since its premiere in 1938.

Time and the Conways will begin previews September 14 ahead of an official opening October 10. The limited engagement is scheduled to play through November 26 at the American Airlines Theatre—currently home of The Price.

McGovern was last seen on Broadway in Roundabout’s 1992 production of Hamlet, in which she starred as Ophelia. She earned two Screen Actors Guild Awards for her performance as Cora Crawley in Downton Abbey, as well as a Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Award nominations. She also was nominated for an Oscar for her role as Evelyn Nesbit in the 1981 Ragtime film.

In Time and the Conways, McGovern will play Mrs. Conway, who in 1919 Britain, is full of hope at her daughter’s lavish twenty-first birthday celebration. Jump 19 years ahead, and the Conways’ lives have transformed unimaginably. J. B. Priestley’s time-traveling play explores notions of choice, chance, and destiny.

Additional casting and the design team will be announced soon.

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