Holland Taylor is familiar to many TV viewers for playing the randy grandmother on the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men." In recent years, the Emmy-winning actress has been busy traveling the country in her one-woman stage show "Ann," based on the life of the late Texas Gov. Ann Richards.
In March, Taylor will bring the show to New York for its Broadway debut. "Ann," which Taylor wrote, is scheduled to open March 7 at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theatre -- a large house that is more accustomed to mega-productions such as "War Horse" and "The Coast of Utopia" than intimate plays.
"Ann" has already played in Richards' home state (in Galveston and Austin) and in Chicago and Washington, D.C. Taylor wrote the play based on interviews and research she conducted on Richards, who served as the governor of Texas from 1991 to 1995.
Richards' national profile grew when she appeared at the 1988 Democratic National Convention and criticized George H.W. Bush, saying that he was "born with a silver foot in his mouth." As governor of Texas, Richards was known for her blunt and plain-spoken manner. She was defeated for re-election by George W. Bush in 1994.