Patti Issues

Theatre
Duplex Cabaret (New York, NY)
61 Christopher Street
New York, NY
Schedule
Wednesdays at 9:30 PM through April 24

Monday, May 6 at 7:00 PM

Saturdays at 9:30 PM from May 11 to June 8

Mondays, June 10 and 17 at 7:00 PM

Saturdays June 22 and 29 at 9:30 PM
Price
$15-$20
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When Ben Rimalower was eight years old, his father came out of the closet and embarked on a drug-fueled tear that left his family in tatters. Amid the chaos of his young life, Ben found comfort like so many gay boys before him and after in musical theater, and specifically in the transportive voice of Broadway star Patti LuPone.

Patti Issues marks Rimalower's debut as a playwright and performer, after serving as the director of numerous Off-Broadway plays, concerts and all-star benefits (and blogging for the Huffington Post). With a mix of comic irreverence, stark candor and show-biz bravado, Patti Issues poignantly explores the challenges facing LGBT parents and children while shining unique light on gay men's time-old obsessions with divas.
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@benrimalower - 10/01/2014 08:25am I cannot ever think of Les MisÚrables without hearing Joan Rivers's voice in my head. #pattilupone http://t.co/CZFpJA1P4Q
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@benrimalower - 09/30/2014 03:01pm Just got my copy of @Alancumming's new book #notmyfathersson. So excited! http://t.co/xtTjaGL68q
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@benrimalower - 09/29/2014 07:00pm So happy to be with @WendyExperience and @NJJisRELENTLESS tonight! http://t.co/HgmmSnftrv
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BWW Interviews: PATTI ISSUES Star Ben Rimalower Shares his Favorite LuPone Moments
by Misha Davenport - June 11, 2013

Ben Rimalower, star of the hit off-Broadway show 'Patti Issues' shares his 10 favorite LuPone moments with Broadway World Chicago (more...)

PATTI ISSUES Extends Again, Through 6/29
by BWW News Desk - March 26, 2013

BEN RIMALOWER: "Patti Issues" - the hit solo play hailed as "ecstatically vivid" by The New York Times and praised for its "wit, feeling and conviction" by Time Out New York - has announced a sixth extension after more rave reviews and a host of awards. The show will now run through June 29 at The Duplex in the West Village. Since "Patti Issues" opened in August, it has become a must-see show on the downtown theater scene, garnering great word-of-mouth from attendees such as Alan Cumming, Michael Kors, Justin Vivian Bond, Tonya Pinkins, Perez Hilton and Ms. LuPone herself ("I was moved," she said. "He's a very talented man and I'm so proud of him.") Included as "Best New York Theater of 2012," The Advocate called the show "smart, poignant and dishy as hell," while it was dubbed "pithy and unforgettable" by The Huffington Post and "a very fierce comedy" by BroadwayWorld.com. "Patti Issues" received a special Bistro Award for solo play in March and just won the MAC Award for "Male Debut." The show will be performed in Berkeley, San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles between March 26 and March 30. BEN RIMALOWER: "Patti Issues" is directed by Aaron Mark (Another Medea with Tom Hewitt, Random Unrelated Projects). (more...)

PATTI ISSUES Extends Through April 24
by BWW News Desk - January 22, 2013

BEN RIMALOWER: "Patti Issues" has announced a fifth extension. The show will now run through April 24 at The Duplex in the West Village. (more...)

Ben Rimalower's PATTI ISSUES Extends Again Through Feb 28 at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - November 19, 2012

Ben Rimalower's Patti Issues, written and performed by Ben Rimalower and directed by Aaron Mark extends yet again at The Duplex through the end of the year-until February 28th, 2012! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Clip from Ben Rimalower's PATTI ISSUES at the Duplex
by Stage Tube - October 26, 2012

When Ben Rimalower was eight years old, his father came out of the closet and embarked on a drug-fueled tear that left his family in tatters. Amid the chaos of his young life, Ben found comfort-like so many gay boys before him and after-in musical theater, and specifically in the transportive voice of Broadway star Patti LuPone. Get a preview of Rimalower's show Patti Issues in this new clip below! (more...)

Ben Rimalower's PATTI ISSUES Extends Again Through Dec 29 at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - October 22, 2012

Ben Rimalower's Patti Issues, written and performed by Ben Rimalower and directed by Aaron Mark extends again at the Duplex through the end of the year-until December 29th, 2012! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ben Rimalower - PATTI ISSUES
by Jena Tesse Fox - October 3, 2012

This one-man play-with-music is a smart, funny and poignant look at families, theater and idol worship. (more...)

Ben Rimalower's PATTI ISSUES Extends at the Duplex thru Nov 2012
by BWW News Desk - September 12, 2012

EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND! Ben Rimalower's Patti Issues, written and performed by Ben Rimalower and directed by Aaron Mark, has been extended by popular demand at the Duplex. (more...)