CELEBRATED ACTRESS AND AUTHOR MOLLY RINGWALD TO PERFORM AT GRAND OPENING OF JAZZIZ NIGHTLIFE AT MIZNER PARK ON MAY 1 & 2

  • CELEBRATED ACTRESS AND AUTHOR MOLLY RINGWALD TO PERFORM AT GRAND OPENING OF JAZZIZ NIGHTLIFE AT MIZNER PARK ON MAY 1 & 2

     

    JAZZIZ Nightlife, located at 201 Plaza Real on the south end of Mizner Park, will celebrate its Grand Opening with four performances by acclaimed actor, singer and author, Molly Ringwald, on Wednesday, May 1 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. and Thursday, May 2 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

    Tickets to the show range from $55 to $85 and are available at www.jazziznightlife.com or 561-300-0732.

    This will be Ringwald’s only South Florida stop as part of her tour debuting her first CD, Expect Sometimes.  The CD is an homage to the Great American Songbook with a carefully chosen selection of nine standards which she 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],” said 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.”

    An actress of both stage and screen, Ringwald 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 ArtistFor KeepsFresh HorsesBetsy’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 CandlesThe Breakfast Club, and Pretty in Pink.

    In 1992, a lifelong Francophile, 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, 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, Ringwald 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.

    JAZZIZ Nightlife will bring its high-end entertainment experience to Boca Raton with the finest cuisine; wines; dedicated champagne, caviar, cigar and piano bars; plush indoor and outdoor lounges; and great live entertainment.

    JAZZIZ Nightlife opens weekdays at 4 p.m. and on the weekends for New Orleans-style brunch at 10:30 a.m. and stays open until 2 a.m. Covered valet parking is available at its front door.

     


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