THE SCREENING ROOM: Amy Poehler Interviews Tony Nominee Holland Taylor About Broadway's Ann (Video)

By Michael Gioia
June 7, 2013

Comedian, actress and television personality Amy Poehler recently stopped by Broadway's Vivian Beaumont Theater to talk with 2013 Tony Award nominee Holland Taylor about Ann, the new Broadway play that she wrote and stars in.



On Poehler's "Smart Girls at the Party" webseries, Taylor explains to Poehler how she began to create the new play, which continues in an extended engagement through Sept. 1.

Here's how Ann is characterized: "Holland Taylor steps into the shoes of Ann Richards, the impassioned Governor of Texas who dedicated her life to empowering, expanding and enriching the lives of her constituents, friends and family. Ann is an inspiring and hilarious new play that brings you face to face with a complex, colorful and captivating character bigger than the state from which she hailed. Taylor takes the audience on a journey, neither political nor a history lesson, swirling together the past and present to reunite Ann Richards with old friends and introduce her to a new generation."

Check out Playbill.com's "Playbill Ann" photo feature, where our favorite Broadway governor is featured on a slew of this season's Playbills.

To watch Poehler's interview with Taylor, look below: