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Sun Feb 17, 2013, 04:35 PM

Ann Richards on Broadway

Ann - previews tomorrow in New York City. Holland Taylor wrote the play and plays Ann Richards. Ben Klein is the director - should be great.

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Reply Ann Richards on Broadway (Original post)
malaise Feb 2013 OP
ChisolmTrailDem Feb 2013 #1
Cleita Feb 2013 #2
malaise Feb 2013 #3
Graybeard Feb 2013 #8
Lisa0825 Feb 2013 #13
Graybeard Feb 2013 #4
Orangepeel Feb 2013 #23
duffyduff Feb 2013 #5
leveymg Feb 2013 #6
malaise Feb 2013 #10
leveymg Feb 2013 #14
malaise Feb 2013 #17
awoke_in_2003 Feb 2013 #20
leveymg Feb 2013 #21
Walk away Feb 2013 #7
malaise Feb 2013 #9
DURHAM D Feb 2013 #11
Lisa0825 Feb 2013 #12
malaise Feb 2013 #18
OKNancy Feb 2013 #15
Orangepeel Feb 2013 #16
malaise Feb 2013 #19
Melissa G Feb 2013 #22

Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 04:38 PM

1. The last great governor we had until the lunatics took over this asylum. eom

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 04:39 PM

2. Oh, I loved Ann Richards. I lived in Texas when she was Governor.

She and Molly Ivins were so cool and so witty. I hope when the play leaves Broadway that we get to see it on PBS or HBO or somewhere. Holland Taylor, a funny lady, I know will capture her essence.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 04:41 PM

3. Two best women in the South for ages

One of Ann's daughter is doing great work at Planned Parenthood

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Response to malaise (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 05:10 PM

8. Cecile Richards.

Ann Richards' daughter Cecile is President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She inherited her Mom's good looks and good sense.

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Response to Graybeard (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 05:32 PM

13. She certainly has her mother's beaming smile!!!

Both gorgeous ladies

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 04:44 PM

4. Holland Taylor is perfect for this.

A fine actress. Most TV viewers will know her as the mother on 2 and a Half Men. But for me she will always be the wonderful law professor in Legally Blonde.

(And I've heard that there's another play in the works about Molly Ivins with Kathleen Turner as Molly.)

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Response to Graybeard (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:30 AM

23. I've seen both plays

If I had not seen the Ann Richards play first, I would have liked the Molly Ivins play better. There were a lot of similarities -- not only in the subject matter, but in the way it was staged and even content.

The play about MI (and Kathleen Turner) were good, but didn't hold a candle to the play about AR. Both Holland Taylor and the play were just fantastic.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 04:55 PM

5. Met her in 2004

when she was campaigning for John Kerry. Got an autograph from her, too.

Great person, great wit.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 04:58 PM

6. If only she had run, Ann Richards would have beaten either Bush in '92 or '00.

Ann Richards cover, The Texas Monthly (July, 1992).

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Response to leveymg (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 05:22 PM

10. Didn't that ReTHUG scumbag Rove set out to destroy her?

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Response to malaise (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 05:36 PM

14. He's not Satan. Just a pudgy li'l helper.

Rove is given far too much credit for the various catastrophic failures that beset the Democratic Party during that period.

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Response to leveymg (Reply #14)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 07:11 PM

17. LOL

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Response to leveymg (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 07:25 PM

20. If that was a narrow glide front end...

instead of a wide glide, I would wonder how she got my Harley. Yeah, mine's a shovel head, too.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #20)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 08:18 PM

21. I'd say Shrub is a knuckle head, but he just would never make the ride, not even as bling.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 05:07 PM

7. I love Holland Taylor! I used to live downstairs from her...

in a brownstone on MacDougal Street. She always kept her little NYC apartment while she was acting in LA. I hope she has a long run. Broadway is her real home.

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Response to Walk away (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 05:20 PM

9. Wow!

Hopefully I'll eventually see this on cable

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 05:30 PM

12. Holland Taylor kicked it off in Galveston Texas. She was GREAT!

I got to see her at a woman's forum talking about the experience of doing the show as well. She really "gets" Ann, and that's why she is so great at playing her!

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Response to Lisa0825 (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 07:12 PM

18. Lucky you

That's what the Director said as well

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 06:34 PM

15. Picture from Playbill

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 06:39 PM

16. I saw it in DC. Fabulous!

Highly recommend.

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Response to Orangepeel (Reply #16)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 07:13 PM

19. Wow!

I'd love to see it

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 10:11 PM

22. Saw it in Austin

where we all knew Ann. It brought back the memories of our lives. There was not a dry eye in the place at the end. Great Show!

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