FINAL CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT!
ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY
Announces final casting for Time and the Conways on Broadway
STEVEN BOYER ANNA CAMP GABRIEL EBERT
CHARLOTTE PARRY MATTHEW JAMES THOMAS
TIME AND THE CONWAYS
By J. B. PRIESTLEY
Directed by Tony winner REBECCA TAICHMAN
ANNA BARYSHNIKOV, BROOKE BLOOM, ALFREDO NARCISO and CARA RICKETTS
Previews begin September 14, 2017
Official opening October 10, 2017
Limited engagement through November 26, 2017 on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) is thrilled to announce the full cast joining Elizabeth McGovern in the new Broadway production of Time and the Conways.
This production of Time and the Conways by J. B. Priestley will be directed by Tony winner Rebecca Taichman (Indecent). Time and the Conways returns to Broadway for the first time since its premiere in 1938.
Time and the Conways will star McGovern as “Mrs. Conway,” Steven Boyer as “Ernest,” Anna Camp as “Hazel,” Gabriel Ebert as “Alan,” Charlotte Parry as “Kay,” and Matthew James Thomas as “Robin,” with Anna Baryshnikov as “Carol,” Brooke Bloom as “Madge,” Alfredo Narciso as “Gerald,” and Cara Ricketts as “Joan.”
Time and the Conways will begin preview performances on September 14, 2017 and opens officially on October 10, 2017. This is a limited engagement through November 26, 2017 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street).
In 1919 Britain, Mrs. Conway (Downton Abbey’s Elizabeth McGovern) 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 by J.B. Priestley (An Inspector Calls) takes place at the crossroads of today and tomorrow—challenging our notions of choice, chance and destiny. Tony nominee Rebecca Taichman (Indecent) directs.
Roundabout is pleased to welcome back Oscar nominee Elizabeth McGovern following her success as “Cora Crawley” in “Downton Abbey,” for which she won two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and was nominated for a Golden Globe and a Primetime Emmy Award. McGovern made her Roundabout debut playing Ophelia in the 1992 production of Hamlet. Roundabout also welcomes director Rebecca Taichman, who won a Tony Award for her Broadway debut last season with Indecent.
The creative team includes Neil Patel (Set Design), Paloma Young (Costume Design), Christopher Akerlind (Lighting Design) and Matt Hubbs (Sound Design).
Tickets for Time and the Conways are currently on sale by calling 212-719-1300, at www.roundabouttheatre.org or by visiting the American Airlines box office (227 West 42nd Street). Ticket prices range from $39-$139. Visit roundabouttheatre.org or call 212-719-1300 for more info.
Time and the Conways plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 8:00PM with Wednesday, Saturday matinees at 2:00PM and Sunday matinees at 3:00PM.
ELIZABETH McGOVERN (Mrs. Conway). Academy Award-nominated actress Elizabeth McGovern is Cora, Countess of Grantham in the critically acclaimed series “Downton Abbey.” The smash hit “Downton Abbey” wrapped its final season after winning multiple awards including Emmys, Golden Globes, and BAFTAs. Elizabeth has been nominated for both an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her performance as Lady Cora. While studying at The Juilliard School in New York City in 1980, Elizabeth was offered a part in her first movie, Ordinary People, starring opposite Timothy Hutton and directed by Robert Redford. She then went on to earn an Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of Evelyn Nesbit in Milos Forman’s Ragtime. In 1984, Elizabeth starred with Robert De Niro and James Woods in Sergio Leone’s cult gangster movie Once Upon a Time in America, and later opposite Mickey Rourke in Johnny Handsome. Her recent film Unexpected, in which she stars opposite Cobie Smulders, premiered at Sundance, and she just finished shooting Showing Roots with Maggie Grace. Her other film credits include Buffalo Soldiers, King of the Hill, She’s Having a Baby and Racing with the Moon. Since moving to England and starting a family of her own with husband Simon Curtis (director of My Week With Marilyn and Woman in Gold), Elizabeth continued to work in theatre and television. Born in Illinois, Elizabeth is also a singer-songwriter and has just recorded her third album, Still Waiting, with the band she formed and fronts, Sadie and the Hotheads. Sadie and the Hotheads have played the Isle of Wight and Hard Rock Calling Festival (Bruce Springsteen and Paul Simon headlining) and have completed a mini tour with Mike and the Mechanics. She will next be seen opposite Liam Neeson in The Commuter.
STEVEN BOYER (Ernest) stars as Dwayne Reed, lead investigator and former cop, who joins the defense team in NBC’s comedy “Trial and Error.” Boyer was nominated for a Tony Award for the Broadway run of Hand to God. Time Out NY named Boyer as “one of the Future Legends of the NY Theatre.” He also earned an OBIE Award and a Lucille Lortel Award for his work in Hand to God at The Ensemble Studio Theatre and MCC. Most recently Steven starred in Assassins which was a part of the Encores! Off-Center series. He has also appeared in MTC’s The Explorer’s Club as well as in Second Stage’s production of Modern Terrorism. He also played the title role of
Trevor in Nick Jones’ darkly funny Trevor, performed with Lesser America. In addition to his work in the theatre, Boyer has appeared in Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies and in Martin Scorsese’s film The Wolf of Wall Street. Boyer has appeared in such beloved TV series as “Orange is the New Black,” “The Good Wife,” “The Crazy Ones,” “Louie,” “Mom,” “Person of Interest,” “Law & Order,” and “Ed.” He starred in and produced “The Share,” an independent web sitcom pilot from Emily Chadick Weiss. He is a graduate of The Juilliard School and is also a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre. Boyer lives in South Slope, Brooklyn.
ANNA CAMP (Hazel) has quickly established herself as one of the industry’s most exciting, scene-stealing talents on stage and screen. Camp can next be seen reprising her starring role of "Aubrey Posen," the leader of the acappella group, The Barden Bellas, in Pitch Perfect 3, the third installment of Universal’s hit film series Pitch Perfect, which will release on December 22, 2017. Camp previously starred in Pitch Perfect, as well as Pitch Perfect 2, which was a box office smash. Camp was recently seen in Woody Allen’s film Café Society, opposite Jesse Eisenberg, which premiered at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Other film credits include the independent feature Brave New Jersey, One Night, Goodbye To All That, which premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, and the Academy Award-nominated film The Help, opposite Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer. On television, Camp recently starred in Amazon’s critically acclaimed 1970s newsroom drama, “Good Girls Revolt,” based on the novel by Lynn Povich. She also received rave reviews for her work in the recurring role of "Deirdre Robespierre" on Netflix’s hit comedy “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” created and produced by Tina Fey. Camp is also widely known for playing the vampire-hating role of "Sarah Newlin" on HBO’s “True Blood.” The show and Camp earned a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, on behalf of their work on the series. Other television credits include: “Saints and Strangers,” “The Good Wife,” “Mad Men,” “The Office” and “How I Met Your Mother.” On Broadway, Camp starred opposite Daniel Radcliffe in the 2008 Broadway revival of Equus and she appeared in Mike Nichols’ The Country Girl, opposite Morgan Freeman and Francis McDormand. Camp was also nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award on behalf of her performance in the Rebecca Taichman-directed production of The Scene opposite Tony Shalhoub and Patricia Heaton. Camp grew up in South Carolina and currently resides in Los Angeles.
GABRIEL EBERT (Alan). Broadway: Thérèse Raquin by Helen Edmundson, Casa Valentina by Harvey Fierstein, Matilda the Musical by Tim Minchin/Dennis Kelly (2013 Tony Award Winner), Brief Encounter by Noel Coward, Red by John Logan. Off-Broadway/Regional: Gently Down the Stream by Martin Sherman (The Public), Peer Gynt (CSC), Preludes by Dave Malloy (LCT), Suicide, Incorporated by Andrew Hinderaker (Roundabout), 4,000 Miles by Amy Herzog (recipient of 2011 OBIE award, LCT), The Heart of Robin Hood by David Farr, Prometheus Bound by Stephen Sater/Serj Tankian (ART), a site specific Seagull directed by Brian Mertes at the majestic Lake Lucille. Film: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks directed by George C. Wolfe, Ricki and the Flash directed by Johnathan Demme, The Family Fang directed by Jason Bateman, Jane Wants a Boyfriend directed by Sill Sullivan. TV: “The Blacklist” on NBC, “The Interestings” on Hulu.
CHARLOTTE PARRY (Kay) recently played Ruth opposite Dame Angela Lansbury in the National Tour of Blithe Spirit. She was a member of the inaugural year of Sam Mendes' Bridge Project, performing The Cherry Orchard and The Winter’s Tale at BAM, in the West End, and internationally. On Broadway she has appeared in The Winslow Boy, Coram Boy and the Tony Award-winning shows The Real Thing and The Importance Of Being Earnest. Off-Broadway credits include Equivocation (MTC), Bluebird (Atlantic), Look Back In Anger and Howard Katz (Roundabout) and The Master Builder (Irish Rep). She has performed many times in the West End and regionally in the U.K., and spent several years with the Sir Peter Hall Company. Charlotte performed in the London premieres of Pig Farm and The Colby Sisters. Select regional credits include Pygmalion (Old Globe), Heartbreak House (Hartford Stage), the world premiere of Albee's Me Myself and I, and The Birthday Party (McCarter Theatre). Charlotte has narrated over 70 audiobooks and received several awards for her narration. Film and TV credits include The Importance Of Being Earnest, The Park Bench. “The Safe House” and “Extreme Ghost Stories.”
MATTHEW JAMES THOMAS (Robin) is thrilled to join the cast of Time and the Conways as Robin. Earlier this year he was cast as a series regular in the NBC pilot “Shelter,” directed by Charles Mcdougall and written by Warren Leight. The year prior, he played “Henry Paine” in the HBO pilot “The Devil You Know” written by Jenji Kohan and directed by Gus Van Sant. Matthew is best known in the U.S for originating the title role in the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Pippin, directed by Diane Paulus. Matthew went on to shoot a recurring lead in NBC Universal’s “Believe” with executive producers JJ Abrams and Alfonso Cuarón. He originally moved to the U.S. in 2010 to play Peter Parker in the original cast of Spider Man: Turn Off The Dark on Broadway directed by Julie Taymor. In 2015, he played “Fenwick” in the musical adaption of Barry Levinson’s Diner, with original music by Sheryl Crow. Earlier in his career, Thomas appeared in the hit British films Billy Elliott and About a Boy, and later starred as Prince John in the Emmy Award-winning “The Lost Prince” directed by Stephen Poliakoff for the BBC.
ANNA BARYSHNIKOV (Carol). Anna Baryshnikov has recently made her film debut in the Academy Award nominated Manchester By The Sea with Casey Affleck, Kyle Chandler and Lucas Hedges. On television, she was most recently seen as a series regular on the CBS half-hour comedy series, Superior Donuts, opposite Jermaine Fowler, Judd Hirsch and Katey Segal. She will next be seen in the film The Kindergarten Teacher, opposite Maggie Gyllenhaal and Gael García Bernal. In addition, Anna has also appeared on television in Amazon’s “Good Girls Revolt”, NBC’s “The Mysteries Of Laura” and CBS’s “Blue Bloods”, as well as the HBO Miniseries, “Doll & Em”, opposite Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells. On the New York stage, she starred in Horse Girls at the Cell Theater. Anna graduated from Northwestern University, where she received a BS in theatre. At Northwestern, she was seen in Pride and Prejudice, Moby Dick, Language of Angels, and The Play About The Baby.
BROOKE BLOOM (Madge). Theatre credits: Cloud Nine at Atlantic Theatre Company (2016 Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play), You Got Older with Page 73 (Obie Award Winner & 2015 Drama Desk nomination for Best Actress in a Play), I’m Looking For Helen Twelvetrees at the Abron Arts Center, Somewhere Fun at Vineyard Theatre, Lungs at the Studio Theatre in D.C. and Barrington Stage, Becky Shaw at the Wilma, The Grown-Up at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, Marie Antoinette at ART, as well as A Feminine Ending, Completeness and Hamlet all at South Coast Rep. Film: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Ceremony, He’s Just Not That Into You, Gabbi on the Roof in July, Swim Little Fish Swim (SXSW 2013) and She's Lost Control (Berlinale 2014). Television: Series Regular roles on Netflix's “Gypsy” and “Amazon's Alpha House,” guest appearances on the USA series “Falling Water,” “Louie,” “The New Normal,” “Person of Interest,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “The Good Wife,” a recurring role on “CSI: Miami” and various pilots for NBC. The recipient of the 2012 Barrymore and 2013 IRNE awards for Best Actress, Brooke also received a 2013 Elliot Norton nomination.
ALFREDO NARCISO (Gerald). Broadway: Motherf***er With The Hat (LAB/Public), A Streetcar Named Desire (Roundabout). Off-Broadway: Tiny Beautiful Things (Public), The Way West; Thinner Than Water (LAByrinth), Basilica (Rattlestick), Good Mother (New Group), Red Dog Howls; Ivo Van Hove’s Misanthrope (New York Theater Workshop), Chimichangas and Zoloft (Atlantic- HOLA Award), The Ugly One (Soho Rep/Play Co.), Drunken City (Playwrights Horizons), Measure For Measure; Chair (Theater For A New Audience), among others. Regional: Elevada (Yale Rep), Miracle At Naples (Huntington), Britannicus (ART– Elliot Norton/IRNE nominations), among others. Film: Jacqueline Argentine, Demolition, Like Sunday, Like Rain, among others. TV: “Homeland,” “Elementary,” “House of Cards,” “The Family,” “The Blacklist,” “The Good Wife,” among others. He is a member of LAByrinth, Ensemble Studio Theater, Partial Comfort, The New Neighborhood, The Actor’s Studio and the Co-founder of a location-based film company, locusfocusproductions.com. For more info, check out his website at alfredonarciso.com.
CARA RICKETTS (Joan) is a celebrated Canadian theatre actress being named as Now Magazine’s 10 artists of the year and having starred for several seasons at the acclaimed Stratford Festival in roles such as “Imogen” in Cymbeline, “Ruth” in The Homecoming opposite Brian Dennehy, “Portia” in Julius Caesar and “Maria” in Twelfth Night, directed by Des McAnuff among many other productions. Recently she made her New York debut as “Isabella” in the critically acclaimed Measure for Measure for Theatre for a New Audience. Ms. Ricketts other selected credits include “Queenie” in The Wild Party (Acting UpStage) for which she was nominated for a Dora Award for Outstanding Performance – Female, “Hedda” in Hedda Gabler (Necessary Angel), “Marianne” in Constellations and “Susan” in Race (Canadian Stage). For film and television Cara is best known for portraying the role of “Bertilda” in the E1 mini-series “Book of Negroes,” as well as appearing in the feature films Jean of the Joneses, Across the Line and The Anniversary. Her selected television credits include guest appearances on fan favorite BBC America’s “Orphan Black,” NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU,” CTV’s “Saving Hope” and CBC’s “Murdoch Mysteries.”
J. B. PRIESTLEY (Playwright) was born in 1894 in Bradford, Yorkshire, son of a schoolmaster. He left Belle Vue School at 16 and worked in a wool office, beginning to write in his spare time. He volunteered for the army in 1914 and served throughout the First World War, surviving the grim conditions of the trenches. He gained a grant to go to Cambridge, and launched his professional career with Brief Diversions, a collection of short pieces, which attracted attention in London. After graduating, he moved to London with his first wife Pat and set up as a professional writer, reviewing, writing essays and literary biographies and reading for the publisher John Lane. His fourth novel, The Good Companions, came out in 1929 and was a huge success, followed by Angel Pavement in 1930. He entered the Theatre in 1932 with Dangerous Corner, and dominated the London stage during the 1930s with a succession of plays such as Eden End, I Have Been Here Before, Time and the Conways, When We Are Married, Johnson Over Jordan, and into the 1940s with They Came to a City, An Inspector Calls, The Linden Tree, Summer Day's Dream and The Glass Cage in 1958. During the Second World War he established a new reputation as a broadcaster. A prolific writer he continued writing novels, notably Bright Day and Lost Empires, and an important list of non-fiction, English Journey launched him in a new role as a social commentator. “Midnight on the Desert” and “Rain Upon Godshill” were chapters of his autobiography, Margin Released; “Literature and Western Man,” the sum of a lifetime's reading; and three social histories “The Prince of Pleasure,” “The Edwardians” and “Victoria's Heyday.” Over all, he published more than 100 books – non-fiction, fiction and drama, as well as countless newspaper articles and reviews. He was married three times and had four daughters and one son. He was a lifelong socialist of the old kind, yet never joined the Labour Party. He was a spokesman for the ordinary people, unashamedly middlebrow, patriotic and honest, and opposed to the class system. He turned down offers of a knighthood and a peerage, but gladly accepted the Order of Merit in 1977. He died in 1984.
REBECCA TAICHMAN (Director). Broadway: Indecent by Paula Vogel (co-creator; Tony, Obie and Outer Critics Circle awards). Select Off-Broadway: How To Transcend A Happy Marriage and The Oldest Boy by Sarah Ruhl (LCT); Luck of the Irish by Kirsten Greenidge (LCT3); Familiar by Danai Gurira, Stage Kiss by Sarah Ruhl, Milk Like Sugar by Kirsten Greenidge (Playwrights Horizons); Orlando by Sarah Ruhl (CSC); Orpheus (NYCO); Dark Sisters (MTG/Gotham); Menopausal Gentleman (The Ohio). Regional includes Time and the Conways (The Old Globe); productions at Yale Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, Shakespeare Theatre Company, The Old Globe, ART, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, McCarter, and Woolly Mammoth among others. Rebecca is a Henry Crown Fellow at The Aspen Institute, and a graduate of the Yale School of Drama. rebeccataichman.com.
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Roundabout Theatre Company presents a variety of plays, musicals, and new works on its five stages, each of which is specifically designed to enhance the needs of Roundabout’s mission. Off-Broadway, the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, which houses the Laura Pels Theatre and Black Box Theatre, with its simple sophisticated design, is perfectly suited to showcasing new plays. The grandeur of its Broadway home on 42nd Street, American Airlines Theatre, sets the ideal stage for the classics. Roundabout’s Studio 54 provides an exciting and intimate Broadway venue for its musical and special event productions. The Stephen Sondheim Theatre offers a state of the art LEED certified Broadway theatre in which to stage major large-scale musical revivals. Together these distinctive homes serve to enhance Roundabout’s work on each of its stages.
American Airlines is the official airline of Roundabout Theatre Company. Roundabout productions are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Roundabout’s season in 2017 includes Marvin’s Room by Scott McPherson, directed by Anne Kauffman; Napoli, Brooklyn by Meghan Kennedy, directed by Gordon Edelstein; and Time and the Conways by J. B. Priestley, directed by Rebecca Taichman.
Roundabout’s new off-Broadway season dedicated to new work at the Harold & Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre in 2017-2018 will include The Last Match, by Anna Ziegler, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch; Amy and the Orphans, by Lindsey Ferrentino, directed by Scott Ellis; Skintight, by Joshua Harmon, directed by Daniel Aukin.
Roundabout Underground’s 2017-2018 season will include Too Heavy for your Pocket by Jiréh Breon Holder, and Bobbie Clearly by Alex Lubischer.
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