Because I consider myself a child of the 80s, and because John Hughes movies were responsible for nearly all the unrealistic expectations I had about both high school and romance, I feel it is my duty to bring you some Molly Ringwald related news.
Item #1: Molly Ringwald Becomes Orthodox
While I spent the better part of my modern Orthodox high school experience wanting to be Molly/Samantha/Claire/Andi, apparently the divine Miss R. has decided that a modern Orthodox life is worth living. With that guy who shtupped the pie in that movie.
Molly Ringwald, Jason Biggs, Jenn Harris and Craig Bierko star in the Off-Broadway premeier of Daniel Goldfarb's Modern Orthodox, beginning previews November 11 at the 499-seat Dodger Stages at Worldwide Plaza. Opening night is scheduled for December 6. Tix: 212-239-6200.
Item #2: "Come on, Claire, answer the question!" "No! I never did it!"
This is not exactly about Molly. But it is an homage to the era, and one of the movies that made Molly famous.
Breakfast Club Parody Returns (when was it here the first time?) to Off-Broadway
You See Us As You Want to See Us...Reflections
The parody of the 80s flick performed at downtown New York City's Opaline this past summer. (Oh, I guess that's when it was here last time. Guess I missed it.) It now returns to Off-Broadway, playing the Kraine Theatre in the East Village Friday and Saturday nights, December 10-January 29. Previews are December 3-4. Tix are $25 ($20 for previews), via SmartTix at 212-868-4444, smarttix.com.
Anyone for a theater outing?