Ben Rimalower directed and produced the New York premiere of John Fisher's Joy and its Off Broadway run at The Actors' Playhouse (Out Magazine: "Top Ten Theatre 2005" #6 & HX Award nomination: "Best Musical"). Other directing credits include Snoopy the Musical (starring Sutton Foster), And/or (Dixon Place) and Sodom the Musical (Kraine Theatre) as well as staged readings for Second Stage, The York Theatre Company and Ensemble Studio Theatre. Mostly recently Ben conceived and directed Leslie Kritzer is Patti LuPone at Les Mouches at San Francisco’s Empire Plush Room after a wildly acclaimed four-month-run at Joe’s Pub (Special Time Out New York MAC Award). While in San Francisco Ben directed workshops of The Geeks the Musical (coming soon to New York) and The Fabulous Life of a Size Zero which he will direct and produce at the DR2 Theatre this June. Ben has also directed a slew of solo shows including Lindsey Alley's Look Ma, No Ears (six week run at the Laurie Beechman Theatre), Scott Nevins’ Celebutant (MAC nomination: "Best Musical Comedy – Male”), John Hill's Skinny Corpse, Kate Pazakis' The Sexless Years (MAC nomination: "Best Musical Comedy - Female"), Lance Horne's How Love Goes, and Natalie Joy Johnson with Our Lady J and the Pink Champagne Orchestra featuring the Bubblies (Ars Nova, The Cutting Room and Joe's Pub). 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. Ben studied Dramatic Art at U.C. Berkeley where he was the founding Artistic Director of BareStage (now celebrating its 12th anniversary.)
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