Holland Taylor & Gloria Steinem to Host Post-Show ANN Talk-Back, 6/25
Tuesday, June 25, 2013, following the 7pm performance of ANN, the critically acclaimed play written and performed by Emmy and Outer Critics Circle Award winner and Tony nominee Holland Taylor ("Two and a Half Men"), feminist activist and writer Gloria Steinem will lead a post-show talk-back 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 both 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.
Directed by Benjamin Endsley Klein, ANN began performances on Monday, February 18, 2013, at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street), and opened on Thursday, March 7, 2013. ANN will play its final performance on Sunday, June 30, 2013.
A founder of the National Women's Political Caucus with Bella Abzug and Shirley Chisholm, Gloria Steinem has spent more than forty years as an on-the-road campaigner for pro-equality candidates. Ms. Steinem is a writer, lecturer, editor, and feminist activist. She travels the globe as an organizer and lecturer and is a frequent media spokeswoman on equality issues. She is interested in the shared origins of sex and race caste systems, gender roles and child abuse as roots of violence, non-violent conflict resolution, the cultures of indigenous peoples, and organizing across boundaries for peace and justice. She currently lives in New York and is working on a book about her more than thirty years on the road as a feminist organizer.
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. Written and performed by Emmy Award winner Holland Taylor ("Two and a Half Men"), ANN takes a revealing look at the impassioned woman who enriched the lives of her followers, friends and family.
For her performance in ANN, Holland Taylor received the 2013 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Solo Performance and was nominated for a 2013 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance and Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance.
ANN has scenic design by Michael Fagin, costume design by Julie Weiss, lighting design by Matthew Richards, sound design by Ken Huncovsky, projection design by Zachary Borovay and wig design by Paul Huntley. ANN is produced by Bob Boyett and Harriet Newman Leve with co-producers Jane Dubin, Jack Thomas/Mark Johannes and Amy Danis, Sarahbeth Grossman, Jon Cryer/Lisa Joyner, Minerva Productions, Lary Brandt/Brian Dorsey, Kate Hathaway/Allison Thomas and Jennifer Isaacson in association with Lincoln Center Theater, Colleen Barrett, Nancy T. Beren, Francesca Zambello and Faith Gay, Patrick Terry/Rich Affannato, Marcy Adelman/Paula Kaminsky Davis, Campbell Spencer/ Suisman Gasparian andBonnie Levinson/Emily Conner. ANN is executive produced by Kevin Bailey.
ANN played to sold-out audiences at Galveston's Grand 1894 Opera House in the summer of 2010, San Antonio's Empire Theatre in the fall of 2010, and Austin's Paramount Theatre in the spring of 2011. In the fall of 2011 the new play opened to critical acclaim at Chicago's Bank of America Theatre, and went on to have a smash hit run at Washington DC's Kennedy Center in winter of 2011/2012.
The playing schedule for ANN is: Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm. Tickets range from $75 - $125 and can purchased at the Vivian Beaumont Theater box office, online at lct.org or through Telecharge.com (212-239-6200). A limited number of tickets priced at $30 are available at every performance through LincTix, LCT's program for 21 to 35 year olds. For information or to enroll, visit LincTix.org. $20 loge seats are also available at every performance for patrons between the ages of 14 and 18. These specially priced tickets for young theatergoers must be purchased in person at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre box office.