By Robert Simonson
28 Apr 2002
Molly Ringwald, one of the more popular and better- received actresses to headline as Sally Bowles in Broadway's long-running revival of Cabaret, will leave the role April 28. Her first performance was Dec. 18, 2001, making her tenure more than four months long.
Jane Leeves, best known as the housekeeper turned love interest of Niles Crane on TV's "Frasier," will take over the role.
Before becoming Niles' 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 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.
Hal Linden will also join the cast on April 29.
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