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Molly Ringwald

Birth Place: Roseville, CA, USA

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She first toddled on stage in the role of one of Baby-love’s illegitimate children in Truman Capote’s The Grass Harp. She continued to act in other community theater productions in her hometown of Sacramento, inhabiting such roles as the Dormouse in Alice Through the Looking Glass and the only girl in the boy’s chorus of Oliver (where every night she trumpeted “Food, glorious food! Hot sausage and mustard!”). At the age of ten, she wascast in her first professional role as one of the orphans in the West Coast production of the Broadway show Annie at the Curran Theater in San Francisco and the Schubert Theater in Los Angeles. True to the chorus of “It’s a Hard Knock Life,” she had to leave the production after fifteen months when she had grown too tall.
With Gena Rowlands & John Cassavetes

After a brief stint in The Facts of Life, her first television role, Molly was cast at the age of thirteen in Paul Mazursky’s film Tempest. Her performance as Miranda, the daughter of John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands, earned her a Golden Globe nomination. She went on to star in numerous films, including The Pick-Up Artist, For Keeps, Fresh Horses, Betsy’s Wedding, Cindy Sherman’s directorial debut 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 (and never tires talking about!). She frequently returned to the U.S. 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. (Prior theater credits include creating the role of Horton Foote’s Lily Dale in the NY off-Broadway production and the role of Salome, with Al Pacino). She went on to play the legendary “Sally Bowles” in the Broadway production of Cabaret, and to star in the Tony-nominated Broadway production of Enchanted April, the London production of When Harry Met Sally, Jonathan Larson’s musical Tick Tick Boom! and the hit comedy Modern Orthodox, directed by James Lapine. She also danced her way through a successful national tour of Sweet Charity—and has the messed-up feet to show for it.

After starring in the breakout hit The Secret Life of the American Teenager on ABC Family, her most recent TV projects include the series Raising Expectations, appearances on Odd Mom Out, and a recurring role as “Mary Andrews” in the hit CW series Riverdale. Recent films include Wishin’ and Hopin’, Bad Night, Jem and the Holograms, King Cobra, Siberia, All These Small Moments, and Netflix’s The Kissing Booth.

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Molly Ringwald STAGE CREDITS

[US Tour]
National Tour, 2006
Charity Hope Valentine

Original Broadway Production, 2003
Rose Arnott

Original Off-Broadway Production, 2001
Susan [Replacement]

Roundabout Revival, 1998
Sally Bowles [Replacement]

Sally Bowles [Replacement]

Sally Bowles [Replacement]

Sally Bowles [Replacement]

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THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW is The Inaugural Production Of Core Theatre Group, Hudson Valley's Newest Professional Theatre Company

The Hudson Valley's newest Professional Theatre Company, Core Theatre Group (CTG), founded by Broadway vets and Warwick locals Jessica McRoberts, Pat McRoberts, Paul Loesel and Chuck Ragsdale, announce their first production following company launch with inaugural cabaret fundraiser on Friday, July 14, 2023. 

Video: Watch Hari Nef, Molly Ringwald & More in the BAD THINGS Film Trailer

SHUDDER is proud to share the official trailer for BAD THINGS, the chilling, psychological thriller by director Stewart Thorndike, starring Gayle Rankin, Hari Nef, Annabelle Dexter Jones, Rad Pereira and Molly Ringwald. Watch the video trailer now!

Julian Fleisher and Band Return to Franklin Stage Company This Month

Franklin Stage Company will present a return engagement of singer, bandleader and showman Julian Fleisher. The weekend, dubbed “Julian Fleisher and Band, Detours” offers three evenings of intimate song and storytelling.

Olney Theatre Adds Outdoor Movies To Summer Lineup

Olney Theatre Center has added five outdoor film screenings to its schedule for the Olney Outdoors series, presented on the newly renovated Root Family Stage at Omi's Pavilion. It also announced a daytime sing-along screening of Cinderella in the 1938 Original Theatre.

Broadway Sessions Begins 15 Year Anniversary Celebration This Week

Ben Cameron’s award winning musical theatre variety series, Broadway Sessions, celebrates 15 years in the Broadway community this month with 2 All Star concert events!

Broadway Favorites Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month at Broadway Sessions This Week

Ben Cameron’s Broadway Sessions continues at The Green Room 42 this week, May 25th,  with a special All Star roster of Broadway favorites celebrating AAPI HERITAGE MONTH. The evening will be co-hosted by Aaron J Albano (Hamilton, Newsies, Wicked). 

PARADE Cast Set For Broadway Sessions at The Green Room 42 This Month

Ben Cameron's long running, award winning, musical theatre variety series, Broadway Sessions, will return next Thursday night, May 11th, featuring the cast of the Tony nominated Best Revival, Parade.

Photos: See Matt Damon, Bradley Cooper & More at GOODNIGHT, OSCAR Opening Night

See photos of Matt Damon, Bradley Cooper, and more on the red carpet of Good Night, Oscar opening night!


Ben Cameron’s long running, award winning, musical theatre variety series, Broadway Sessions, returns next Thursday night, April 6,  featuring the cast of Kimberly Akimbo!

2023 Charlie Blackwell Symposium Scholarships for BIPOC Stage Managers Revealed

BSMS has announced the five stage managers receiving the 2023 Charlie Blackwell Symposium Scholarships for BIPOC stage managers.

Video: Freeform Shares SINGLE DRUNK FEMALE Season Two Trailer

“Single Drunk Female” stars Sofia Black-D’Elia, Ally Sheedy, Sasha Compere, Lily Mae Harrington, Garrick Bernard, and Ian Gomez. Also in season two, Busy Phillips (“Cougar Town”) and Ricky Velez (“The King of Staten Island”) will recur, with Molly Ringwald and Charlie Hall also joining. The show is created by Simone Finch. Watch the video trailer!

Erika Dickerson-Despenza and Vinod Kumar Shukla to be Honored at PEN America Literary Awards

PEN America has announced recipients of two monumental career achievement honors to be presented live at the 59th Annual PEN Literary Awards, March 2 at The Town Hall.

Listen: Countdown the Best of Broadway with New Podcast, Theatre Countdown

Love lists? Big fan of Broadway? Now's the time to check out Theatre Countdown- a new podcast from Countdown Network. Hosted by Broadway stars and theatre obsessed besties, Ben Cameron (Wicked, Aida) and Asmeret Ghebremichael (The Book of Mormon, Legally Blonde), Theatre Countdown is the jazziest and razzly-dazzliest podcast this side of the curtain!

The Moth To Honor Comedian Hasan Minhaj At The 2023 Moth Ball

Acclaimed storytelling nonprofit The Moth has announced details for their annual fundraising gala, Full Bloom: The 2023 Moth Ball. Taking place at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers on Tuesday, May 23rd, this year's gathering will honor award-winning comedian and longtime Moth friend and storyteller, Hasan Minhaj. Tickets start at $500 and are on sale now.  

& JULIET Cast Members to Join BROADWAY SESSIONS This Week

Ben Cameron’s long running, award winning, musical theatre variety series, Broadway Sessions, will return this Thursday night, February 16th,  featuring the cast of & Juliet!  

2023 Charlie Blackwell Symposium Scholarships For BIPOC Stage Managers Available

Applications are now open for stage managers of color to apply for scholarships to the Broadway Stage Management Symposium (BSMS). In partnership with Broadway Stage Managers, Narda E. Alcorn, Lisa Dawn Cave, Beverly Jenkins, Kenneth J. McGee, & Cody Renard Richard, five scholarships for stage managers of color will be awarded for the annual professional development and networking conference for stage managers.

BROADWAY SESSIONS to Celebrate Black History Month in February

Ben Cameron's long-running, award-winning, musical theatre variety series, Broadway Sessions, returns on February 2nd with its annual Black History Month celebration. The evening will celebrate Black impact, influence, and legacy on Broadway and beyond featuring an all-star cast of Black theatre artists. The night will be  co-hosted by Ben Cameron and Ari Groover (Tina, Little Shop of Horrors).

2023 Broadway Stage Management Symposium to Take Place in May

The 9th annual Broadway Stage Management Symposium will be held on Saturday, May 20th – Sunday, May 21st, 2023 in a truly hybrid event bringing together stage managers in New York City and Online.

TRU to Present Producer Boot Camp - 'Raising Money For Theater 2023: Who, How And When To Ask'

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) will present an upcoming Producer Boot Camp, Raising Money for Theater 2023: Who, How and When to Ask, reformatted and rethought for virtual presentation, on Saturday, January 28, 2023 from 12pm-7:00pm ET.

ALMOST FAMOUS Cast Comes to Broadway Sessions This Week

Ben Cameron's long running, award winning, musical theatre variety series, Broadway Sessions, kicks off it's 2023 season at The Green Room 42, Thursday, January 5th.


Molly Ringwald has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

Molly Ringwald has not appeared in the West End

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