Following Molly Ringwald's acclaimed turn in Cabaret, the next Sally Bowles will be Jane Leeves, best known as the housekeeper turned spousekeeper of TV's "Frasier." Ringwald departs Berlin April 28; Leeves arrives April 29, according to the Boneau/Bryan-Brown press office.
Before becoming Niles Crane's ideal woman, the English actress had roles on the American sitcoms "Throb" and "Murphy Brown." Film credits include "To Live and Die in L.A." and "Monty Python's The Meaning of Life."
. Ringwald was "Pretty in Pink" in the movies, wore a "Green, Green Dress" in Jonathan Larson's Off-Broadway musical, tick, tick...BOOM! and proved to be "Perfectly Marvelous" in black since beginning in Cabaret Dec. 18, 2001.
She's currently re-teamed with her tick, tick co-star, Raul Esparza, who plays the Emcee in the Roundabout Theatre Company's celebrated revised revival of the groundbreaking 1966 musical based on Christopher Isherwood's work and John van Druten's I Am a Camera. Directed by Sam Mendes with Rob Marshall, with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Joe Masteroff, Cabaret continues at Studio 54, 254 W. 54th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue.
Ringwald played Susan in the rock musical, tick, tick...BOOM!, earlier this year at the Jane Street Theatre. She is fondly remembered for a number of films she made as a teen actress, including "Pretty in Pink," "Sixteen Candles" and "The Breakfast Club." Her stage credits include How I Learned to Drive (New York and Los Angeles) and Horton Foote's Lily Dale, which earned her a Theatre World Award. Her film credits include "Tempest" with John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands, "The Pick-Up Artist," "Fresh Horses," Jean-Luc Godard's "King Lear," "Betsy's Wedding" and more. Larry Keith is Herr Schultz, Carole Shelley is Fraulein Schneider, Matthew Greer is Clifford Bradshaw, Candy Buckley is Fraulein Kost and Peter Benson is Ernst Ludwig.
Tickets range $45-$95. For ticket information, call (212) 239 6200.