June 5, 2013 |
Getting up close to a Broadway star can cost you more than $300 a seat for the most popular shows running in New York. But a front row seat on Twitter or Facebook is always free. The current Broadway season, which comes to a close Sunday at the Tony Awards, featured a robust contingent of stars who used social media to provide fans with a peek behind the curtains. At a time when nearly every musical or play has its own Twitter feed, Facebook page, YouTube channel and Instagram account, many performers brought a personal touch to Broadway's digital clutter.
March 14, 2013 |
It was a VIP guest list that few Broadway productions could dream of. Former President Clinton and former secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton paid a visit Tuesday to "Ann," the one-woman biographical play about former Texas Gov. Ann Richards that is running on Broadway. The former first couple was joined by Gabrielle Giffords, the former U.S. representative, and actress Meryl Streep. The group posed for a picture that can be viewed here . FULL COVERAGE: 2013 Spring arts preview "Ann" stars Holland Taylor as Richards, the tough-talking, liberal politician who became governor of Texas in 1991.
March 8, 2013 |
Actress Holland Taylor's portrayal of Ann Richards, the brassy blue governor of the red state of Texas, made its Broadway debut Thursday at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. The one-woman show, simply titled "Ann," spans Richards' Depression-era Texas youth and her rise from housewife to outspoken political powerhouse. Taylor, who also penned the play, spent four years researching "Ann," which also marks the Emmy-winning actress' return to Broadway after three decades. FULL COVERAGE: 2013 Spring arts preview "I knew I had to get the persona, what made everybody so nuts for her, rather than the policy or the politics," Taylor recently told The Times . "I'm not writing history.
March 4, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Holland Taylor has something in her closet she never dreamed she'd own: four pairs of expensive fine-grain cowboy boots. "You feel tall, you feel strong, you feel like you could get a snakebite on the ankle and live," she says. "I'm now an old lady wearing cowboy boots!" Even at 70, the Philadelphia Main Line native doesn't come off like one during a lunch just before a rehearsal of the play that has taken her deep into mesquite country: "Ann," the one-person show about Ann Richards, the ebullient liberal Texas governor, that Taylor has also written.
September 24, 2012 |
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.
October 16, 1999 |
The role that Holland Taylor now considers a "matchless opportunity" didn't seem like it at first. When she initially donned the robes of Judge Roberta Kittleson for "The Practice," she only had a one-episode commitment. The sizzle that would mark her character was yet to come. Bob Breech, co-executive producer of the ABC drama created by David E.