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ANN Launches the Great American Women Talkback Series With Lily Tomlin, Eve Ensler and More

ANN, the new critically acclaimed play written and performed by Emmy Award-winning actress and 2013 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominee Holland Taylor, is launching the Great American Women Talkback Series, which will feature post-show discussions hosted by Tony and Emmy Award winner Lily Tomlin, Tony award winning playwright and activist Eve Ensler, feminist activist and writer Gloria Steinem, and award winning political humorist Kate Clinton. All talkbacks are complimentary with ticket purchase to Ann at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre (150 West 65th Street). Ann is directed by Benjamin Endsley Klein, and has been extended through Sunday, September 1, 2013.

The first of these talkbacks will be a Q&A with Lily Tomlin moderated by Kate Clinton on Wednesday, May 8th following the 2pm matinee performance.

On Tuesday, June 11th following the 7pm performance, Ann welcomes Tony winning playwright, performer, and activist Eve Ensler (The Vagina Monologues) for a post-show discussion.

Following the 7pm performance on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, feminist activist and writer Gloria Steinem will lead a post-show talkback titled "More about Ann - And the Future." Ms. Steinem will lead a discussion about women in politics, both the history and the future, and her work campaigning for Ann Richards and as a colleague. "More about Ann - And the Future" is complimentary with ticket purchase to the 7pm performance of Ann Tuesday, June 25, 2013. Whether you want to ask questions or suggest answers, come and join us for a lively discussion that carries on Ann Richards' spirit.

Lily Tomlin, one of America's foremost comediennes, continues to venture across an ever-widening range of media, starring in television, theater, motion pictures, animation, and video. Throughout her extraordinary career, Tomlin has received numerous awards, including: six Emmys; a Tony for her one woman Broadway show, Appearing Nitely; a second Tony for Best Actress, a Drama Desk Award and an Outer Critics' Circle Award for her one woman performance in Jane Wagner's The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe; a CableAce Award for Executive Producing the film adaptation of The Search; a Grammy for her comedy album, This is a Recording as well as nominations for her subsequent albums Modern Scream, And That's the Truth, and On Stage; and two Peabody Awards--the first for the ABC television special, Edith Ann's Christmas: Just Say Noël, and the second for narrating and executive producing the HBO film, The Celluloid Closet. In 2003, she was the recipient of the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor presented at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.

Kate Clinton is a faith-based, tax-paying, America-loving political humorist and family entertainer. She is an author (3 books), performer (9 CDs, 3 DVDs), columnist, film and stage actress, TV commentator, and as a blogger, vlogger, facebooker and tweeter she is multi-formatted to the max. This year Kate's SIS-BOOM-BAH tour will make stops throughout the US. With a career spanning over thirty years, Kate Clinton has worked through economic booms and busts, Disneyfication and Walmartization, gay movements and gay markets, lesbian chic and queer eyes, and eight presidential inaugurals. She still believes that humor gets us through peacetime, wartime, scoundrel time and economic down times. For more information:

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