Molly Ringwald, who received glowing notices for her performance in the Tony-winning revival of Cabaret, returns to the role of Sally Bowles Aug. 6. Ringwald replaces Heather Laws in the part; Laws had taken over for "Frasier" star Jane Leeves on July 15.
Talk of Ringwald's reengagement recently began. She left the role April 28. Her first performance was Dec. 18, 2001, making her tenure more than four months long. Reviews of her performance were largely positive.
Ringwald played Susan in the rock musical, tick, tick...BOOM!, in 2001 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.
Performances are at Studio 54. Tickets range $45-$95. For ticket information, call (212) 239-6200. *
In other news, Ringwald has joined the Broadway cast of next spring's Enchanted April.