I was so excited when I got invited to see Ann on Broadway. Thanks Culture Mom Media! I had heard so much about Ann Richards, the legendary governor of Texas. And then of course Holland Taylor was playing her, and well who doesn’t love Holland Taylor? The woman is hilarious! Most of us know her from the show Two And A Half Men.
The show was awesome! Holland Taylor put on a heck of a one woman show! To give you a quick synopsis of the show :
“ANN is an intimate, no-holds-barred portrait of Ann Richards,
the legendary 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.”
The show began with Ann giving a speech to a graduating class in Texas. Standing tall and proud at the podium she spoke to us the graduates (The audience). It really felt like she was there in person. Holland Taylor did an amazing job at bringing Ann Richards to life! She definitely connected well with the audience. I love when actors make us feel like a part of the show.It was interesting to learn about her childhood,marriage,and alcoholism. Even with all the negativity she managed to one day become Governor of Texas! Did I mention the show was hilarious? My friend and I kept on laughing throughout the show. Actually, everyone was constantly chuckling. I couldn’t think of a better person to play Ann Richards than Holland Taylor. She even had the perfect Texan accent which is a must!
I definitely recommend everyone to go on over the to the Vivian Beaumont Theater at the Lincoln Center to go see Ann. Not only will you learn about Ann Richards the politician,but you’ll learn about the strong woman she was. I’m sure many of you will be able to relate to her. I know I did.
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*Sidenote- I totally sat next to Victor Garber who was sitting next to Katherine LaNasa! It’s nice to see celebs as everyday people. They seemed really nice. Nothing like their characters on Deception. LOL