Ben Rimalower and MAMMA MIA!'s Donell James Foreman Headline BROADWAY CALL at XL Nightclub, 9/3
XL Nightclub & Cabaret presents BROADWAY CALL with host Marti Gould Cummings every Monday night. DJ Tony Build plays musical theatre music videos beginning at 8pm during happy hour followed by a 9pm free show featuring a new Broadway guest each week.
For Labor Day, today, September 3rd, the club welcomes Ben Rimalower and Mamma Mia! star Donell James Foreman. Brad Garnder of Silence! the Musical is on piano.
Get there early to grab a seat, watch the videos, enjoy some food and beverages before the 9pm show.
Rimalower directed and produced the Off-Broadway plays Joy (Actors Playhouse, Out Magazine: "Top Ten Theatre") and The Fabulous Life of a Size Zero (Daryl Roth/DR2 Theatre). He also directed Justin Sayre Is Alive And Well… Writing (Ars Nova), Project Lohan (La Mama E.T.C.), Snoopy! starring Sutton Foster (Symphony Space), And/or (Hot Festival), Sodom the Musical (Kraine Theatre) and the all-star Night Of A Thousand Judys (Playwrights Horizons) as well as staged readings for Second Stage, The York, Dixon Place and Ensemble Studio Theatre. He conceived and directed Leslie Kritzer is Patti LuPone at Les Mouches (Time Out New York Award) and subsequently produced Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records’ long-awaited recording, Patti LuPone at Les Mouches (Billboard “Heatseekers” Chart), digitally restored from archival tapes of LuPone’s legendary 1980 performances.
In venues such as Joe’s Pub, San Francisco’s Plush Room and Los Angeles’ Upright Cabaret, Rimalower has earned the title the “Midas of Cabaret” (The Advocate) helming a slew of solo shows for artists including Alec Mapa, Cole Escola, Our Lady J, Natalie Joy Johnson, Lindsey Alley, Molly Pope, Wendy Ho, John Hill, Scott Nevins, Kate Pazakis and Lance Horne in addition to producing and hosting the Laurie Beechman Theatre's recurring variety show, Saturday Night Underground. Rimalower writes a blog for The Huffington Post and “The New Old Gay” for akawilliam.com.
Assistant Director credits include Lonny Price’s productions of A Class Act (Manhattan Theatre Club, Broadway and Tokyo) and A Little Night Music(starring Patti LuPone, George Hearn and Zoe Caldwell) as well as the Emmy-winning Sweeney Todd.
Rimalower studied Theatre Arts at U.C. Berkeley where he was the founding Artistic Director of BareStage (now celebrating its 16th anniversary). Follow @benrimalower on Twitter.