Broadway's Ann Starring Holland Taylor Streams Free for Women's History Month

Broadway's Ann Starring Holland Taylor Streams Free for Women's History Month

This month, enjoy a powerful and revealing look at legendary, larger-than-life Texas governor Ann Richards who enriched the lives of her followers, friends and family in this critically acclaimed play written by and starring Emmy Award-winner Holland Taylor.

Holland Taylor earned Tony Award and Drama Desk nominations for her performance in “Ann," which ran on Broadway in 2013 at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre.

The play will now stream free through PBS' Great Performances series in a version that was recorded live on stage at the Zach Theater in Austin, Texas, during the play's national tour.



"Ann" is a no-holds-barred theatrical portrait of Ann Richards, legendary Governor of Texas (1991-95), written and performed by Emmy Award-winning actor Holland Taylor (“Two and a Half Men,” Broadway’s “The Front Page”).

The play is a compelling look at the impassioned, inspiring woman who enriched the lives of her followers, friends, and family. Viewers in the US and Canada can now stream the show for free through the Great Performances site for the month of March.

Directed for the stage by Benjamin Endsley Klein (Broadway's “The Ferryman” and “Carousel”), the writing of "Ann" became a five-year journey for Taylor, crisscrossing the country, interviewing people who knew Richards, watching countless hours of video coverage and pouring over reams of her personal and public papers at the University of Texas.

In her review for USA Today, Elysa Gardner said: "Ann is most affecting when Taylor focuses on Richards' personal challenges and joys, from her battles with alcoholism and cancer to her relationship with the adored father who provided her formidable confidence. "Daddy, you were right, I was smart," she cheers at the end. "And I could do anything I wanted to!" We didn't need a play to tell us that, but Ann, for all its shortcomings, makes a convincing case."