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HBO's ‘Gilded Age' spotlights upheaval in late-1800s New York

4 monthes ago   |   By Boston Herald

Old money clashes with new amid the changing economic order of late-1800s New York in a period drama from “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes that is upcoming on HBO.
In “The Gilded Age,” premiering Monday, it's 1882 and there is a growing conflict between the old ways and the new. One side is represented by New York socialites Agnes van Rhijn and Ada Brook (Christine Baranski, “The Good Fight,” Cynthia Nixon, “And Just Like That ...”), old money sisters who take young niece Marian Brook into their Fifth Avenue brownstone following the death of her father.
To their dismay, their new...
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