From the Political Stage to the Broadway Stage: Ann Richards is Resurrected in 'Ann'

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Holland Taylor in 'Ann.' Holland Taylor in 'Ann.' (Ave Bonar)

Ann Richards was silver-haired, sharp-tongued, brassy, bold and mostly beloved. She came to national prominence with a speech at the 1988 Democratic Convention and served a term as governor of Texas starting in 1991, making a very distinctive mark both politically and personally.

Now, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center, she tells her own story in "Ann," the one-woman show written and performed by Holland Taylor and directed by Benjamin Endsley Klein. New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood lets us know if Taylor's evocation is on the mark.

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