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June 12, 2013 | By David Ng
"Ann," the one-woman show starring Holland Taylor as former Texas Gov. Ann Richards, has posted a closing notice on Broadway. The play will have its last performance at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre on June 30. Taylor received a Tony Award nomination for her performance but lost on Sunday to Cicely Tyson in "The Trip to Bountiful. " "Ann" officially opened March 7. Producers of the play recently announced that they would be extending its run through Sept. 1. But Wednesday's announcement of the closure indicates that ticket sales weren't strong enough to sustain an extension.
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June 12, 2013 | By David Ng
"Ann," the one-woman show starring Holland Taylor as former Texas Gov. Ann Richards, has posted a closing notice on Broadway. The play will have its last performance at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre on June 30. Taylor received a Tony Award nomination for her performance but lost on Sunday to Cicely Tyson in "The Trip to Bountiful. " "Ann" officially opened March 7. Producers of the play recently announced that they would be extending its run through Sept. 1. But Wednesday's announcement of the closure indicates that ticket sales weren't strong enough to sustain an extension.
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September 24, 2012 | By David Ng
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.
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June 9, 2013 | By Dana Ferguson
Tom Hanks may have lost lead actor in a play, but he has a fan in Joan Rivers. Hanks was considered a front-runner for his performance in "Lucky Guy. " Instead, the Tony went to Tracy Letts for "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Letts had previously won a Pulitzer Prize for his play "August: Osage County," so his mantle wasn't bare before Sunday night. And, of course, Hanks has two Oscars to keep him company. COMPLETE LIST: Winners and nominees Who were the big winners at the  67th Tony Awards ?
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March 4, 2013 | By Patrick Pacheco
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.
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October 16, 1999 | VALERIE J. NELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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June 9, 2013 | By Dana Ferguson
Tom Hanks may have lost lead actor in a play, but he has a fan in Joan Rivers. Hanks was considered a front-runner for his performance in "Lucky Guy. " Instead, the Tony went to Tracy Letts for "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Letts had previously won a Pulitzer Prize for his play "August: Osage County," so his mantle wasn't bare before Sunday night. And, of course, Hanks has two Oscars to keep him company. COMPLETE LIST: Winners and nominees Who were the big winners at the  67th Tony Awards ?
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March 14, 2013 | By David Ng
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.
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June 5, 2013 | By David Ng, Los Angeles Times
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.
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March 8, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
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.
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June 5, 2013 | By David Ng, Los Angeles Times
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.
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March 14, 2013 | By David Ng
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.
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March 8, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
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.
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March 4, 2013 | By Patrick Pacheco
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.
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September 24, 2012 | By David Ng
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.
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October 16, 1999 | VALERIE J. NELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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April 19, 2010 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
Before the two best-actor Oscars, the hit movies and other distinguished projects that catapulted him into Hollywood's elite ranks, Tom Hanks was an un-pretty woman. In 1980, Hanks got one of his first breaks with "Bosom Buddies," an ABC show in which he and Peter Scolari played bachelor ad men who move into an all-female apartment house after their building is condemned. The actors donned wigs, bras, pantyhose, wigs and skirts as they hung out with their neighbors, including a blond bombshell (Donna Dixon)
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November 17, 2008
Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Annette Bening, Martin Short, Holland Taylor and Charles Durning will appear in a one-time presentation of "You Can't Take It With You" on Dec. 2 to raise money for the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. The production will be directed by Nora Ephron, who previously directed Hanks and Wilson in "Sleepless in Seattle. " The event, to take place at 7:30 p.m. at UCLA's Royce Hall, is open to the public. Tickets are $300 and include a post-production reception.
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