Holland Taylor as Ann Richards in

Ann, the one-woman show about the late Texas Governor Ann Richards, is an odd little thing: Governor Richards falls well short of the stature one would normally associate with having a major theatrical production dedicated to one’s life—if she is remembered at all, she will be remembered as a specimen belonging to a transitional species in the evolution of politics into a sub-phylum of celebrity, a missing link between Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Her career was bookended by two generations of Bushes: Her famous 1988 speech at the Democratic National Convention (partly ghostwritten by Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner) was...

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