Broadway's 'Ann,' starring Holland Taylor, closing early
It’s curtains for Ann, the play written by and starring Holland Taylor. The show will close June 30, ahead of its planned Sept. 1 date, after playing 19 previews and 132 regular performances, producers announced Wednesday.
Taylor was nominated for a Tony for Best Actress in a Play for her work on the show, but she lost to Cicely Tyson (The Trip to Bountiful) at Sunday’s show.
“It has been an honor to work with a truly remarkable playwright and a magnificent actress to bring Ann to Broadway and, happily in this case, they are one and the same,” said producer Bob Boyett in a release. “The incomparable Holland Taylor has dedicated the last six years of her life creating and performing this beautiful play, a tribute to an indomitable American cultural hero. The impact it has had on audiences is indeed a consummate achievement and a monument to the legacy of Ann Richards. My producing partners and I could not be any more proud to have brought Ann to Broadway.”
“Ann inspires us to live lives that would matter in our own books, lives to be remembered,” said Holland Taylor. “Thanks to Bob Boyett and the many people who made it so for me. This will remain the shining voyage.”
Ann, based on the life of former Texas Governor Ann Richards, previously played in San Antonio, Chicago, and Washington D.C. Producers said there may be future productions of Ann across the country.