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Thursday, May 2
7:00 pm

DL21C Special Event - Ann on Broadway, celebrating life of former Governor Ann Richards

Lincoln Center Theater – Vivian Beaumont
150 W 65th Street (b/t Broadway and Amsterdam)
1 to Lincoln Center/66th St; A/C/B/D to 59th Street

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On Thursday, May 2, DL21C invites you to an exclusive performance of the current Broadway hit Ann, a portrayal of the legendary life of former Texas Governor, Ann Richards, a pioneering, transformative figure in American politics.  Annis written by and stars Emmy-Award winner Holland Taylor, the acclaimed stage and screen actress and current star of CBS’s Two and a Half Men.

Tickets for this special performance are just $45 for DL21C’ers – an amazing deal for a Broadway show.  After the performance, DL21C will host a live “talk-back” on stage at the theater, featuring a panel of prominent women elected officials and candidates, past and present, where we’ll discuss Ann’s legacy as well as the future for women running and leading our nation. 

A Broadway show, a great DL21C crowd, plus reception, cocktails and discussion – join us for an unforgettable evening celebrating one of America’s most iconic political leaders, at one of Broadway’s most successful 2013 shows!

Space is limited for this special event, and reservations are required, so please CLICK HERE to reserve your seats!

 

To learn more about Ann on Broadway: www.theannrichardsplay.com

New York Times review  

 

About Ann on Broadway

This season, a true pioneer comes to Broadway at Lincoln Center. Ann is an intimate, no-holds-barred portrait of Ann Richards, the legendary late Governor of Texas. This inspiring and hilarious new play brings us face to face with a complex, colorful and captivating character bigger than the state from which she hailed. Written and performed by Emmy® Award winner Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men), Ann takes a revealing look at the impassioned woman who dedicated her life to enriching the lives of her constituents, friends and family.

After playing throughout Texas to sold-out audiences, Ann went on to win critical acclaim both in Chicago and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. And now this extraordinary play comes to Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater in a production directed by Benjamin Endsley Klein (resident director of War Horse). Don’t miss this unforgettable performance that critics are calling “a true tour-de-force with phenomenal humor, strength and warmth.  A must see!

 

About Holland Taylor

Holland Taylor is an Emmy-winning American actress of film, stage and television. Her notable television roles include Ruth Dunbar in Bosom Buddies, senator's wife Margaret Powers on Norman Lear's The Powers That Be, Judge Roberta Kittleson on The Practice and Evelyn Harper in Two and a Half Men.

Taylor was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniain 1943, majored in dramaat Bennington College graduating in 1964, before moving to New York City to become an actress. Taylor's long career began in the theater. Throughout the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s she appeared in numerous Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, then encouraged by her acting coach, the legendary Stella Adler, Taylor took a role that would make her well known: Tom Hanks' sexy, demanding boss in the 1980s sitcom Bosom Buddies.  From 1992 to 1993 she starred in Norman Lear's The Powers That Be with John Forsythe and David Hyde Pierce; and from 1995 to 1998 on The Naked Truth.  She played the part of rapacious Judge Roberta Kittleson on The Practice. Originally intended to be a one-time appearance, the role lasted from 1998 to 2003. She won the Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in 1999. 

Taylor was also nominated for an Emmy for her recurring role on AMC's The Lot, and has been nominated four times since 2003, for best supporting actress for her role on the TV series Two and a Half Men, playing Evelyn Harper, the snobbish, overbearing mother of Charlie Sheen's and Jon Cryer's characters. Taylor's television movie and series guest roles have been extensive and include appearances on ER, Veronica's Closet, and recurring roles on Ally McBeal; Monk and as billionaire Peggy Peabody on The L Word. Taylor's movie roles have included Reese Witherspoon's tough Harvard law professor in the 2001 comedy Legally Blonde; Tina Fey's mother in Baby Mama; The Truman Show; Happy Accidents; Next Stop Wonderland; George of the Jungle; The Wedding Date; How to Make an American Quilt; Romancing the Stone; and D.E.B.S..

Taylor's first love remains the theater and she began researching, writing and producing a one-woman play about the late Texas Governor Ann Richards in 2009, now on Broadway.