“Ann,” the solo show written by and starring Holland Taylor, will close early, playing its final show June 30.
Originally scheduled to end September 1, when the show closes it will have played 132 regular performances and 19 previews. The show opened on March 7 and began previews February 18.
“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 statement. “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.”
The show explored the life of a former Texas governor.
“‘Ann’ is a no-holds-barred portrait of Ann Richards, the legendary governor of Texas,” said the show’s official website. “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.”
“Ann inspires us to live lives that would matter in our own books, lives to be remembered,” said actress-playwright Taylor in the statement. “Thanks to Bob Boyett and the many people who made it so for me. This will remain the shining voyage.”
Taylor was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance By a Leading Actress in a Play, but lost to Cicely Tyson.