Molly Ringwald to Perform at ZACH Theatre, 4/26
ZACH Theatre announces the next performance in the TOP Concert Series - MOLLY RINGWALD, the critically acclaimed actress, author and singer, live in concert on the Kleberg Stage for two performances only at 7:30pm and 9:30pm on April 26th, 2014. Molly Ringwald will be performing songs from her recent album, "Except...Sometimes," an homage to the Great American Songbook featuring a carefully chosen selection of nine standards which Ringwald caps off with her take on The Breakfast Club classic, "Don't You (Forget About Me)."
"I grew up in a home filled with music and had an early appreciation of jazz since my dad was a jazz musician [pianist Bob Ringwald]. Beginning at around age three I started singing with his band and jazz music has continued to be one of my three passions along with acting and writing. I like to say jazz music is my musical equivalent of comfort food. It's always where I go back to when I want to feel grounded," said Ringwald.
An actress of both stage and screen, Molly was cast in Paul Mazursky's film Tempest at the age of thirteen. Her performance as Miranda, the daughter of John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands, earned her a Golden Globe nomination, and she went on to star in numerous films, including The Pick-Up Artist, For Keeps, Fresh Horses, Betsy's Wedding, Cindy Sherman's Office Killer, Billy Bob Thornton's short film Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade, Jean-Luc Godard's King Lear, and the now-iconic John Hughes' movies Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Pretty in Pink.
In 1992, a lifelong Francophile, Ms. Ringwald moved to Paris where she acted in such foreign films as Jean-Charles Tacchella's Tous Les Jours Dimanche and Toni Marshal's Enfants de Salaud, which she performed entirely in French. She frequently returned to the United States to star in television projects, including the critically acclaimed comedy series Townies, Stephen King's The Stand, and the Emmy-nominated Allison Gertz Story.
In 1997, Ms. Ringwald returned to the theater in New York City to star in Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize winning How I Learned to Drive, a role she reprised at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Subsequent theater credits include playing the legendary "Sally Bowles" in the Broadway production of Cabaret; the Tony-nominated Broadway production of Enchanted April; and the London production of When Harry Met Sally. She created the role of Horton Foote's Lily Dale in the NY off-Broadway production, performed the role of Salome (with Al Pacino) and starred in Jonathan Larson's musical Tick Tick Boom! and the hit comedy Modern Orthodox, directed by James Lapine.
Currently, Molly can be seen starring in the breakout hit The Secret Life of the American Teenager on ABC Family, and she is also on the road promoting her new novel, the national bestseller, When It Happens to You.
Tickets, starting at $40, are available on-line at http://www.zachtheatre.org, by phone at 512-476-0541 ext. 1, or in person at the ZACH Theatre Box Office, in the Topfer Theatre, 202 South Lamar Blvd. (corner of Riverside Drive and South Lamar Blvd.) Monday through Saturday, 12 noon - 8 pm. ZACH Theatre is wheelchair accessible. Discounts are available for groups of 8 or more. ZACH's full bar opens 90 minutes prior to show time and remains open for one hour post-show. Performances are Saturday, April 26th at 7:00pm and 9:30pm ONLY.