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Ben Rimalower - Patti Issues
Presented By The Duplex
November 19th, 2016 - November 13th, 2017 EST
Online sale ends: 11/13/17 at 6:00pm EST
The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
61 Christopher Street (at the Corner of 7th Avenue)
New York, NY 10014
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Description
Ben Rimalower will perform his acclaimed Off-Broadway solo plays, PATTI ISSUES (about his obsession with Broadway diva Patti LuPone and his relationship with his troubled gay father) and BAD WITH MONEY (about how an addiction to spending beyond his means has driven him to extreme lengths all his life) in a double repertory bill at The Duplex.  Patti Issues has garnered praise from numerous high profile attendees such as Alan Cumming, Tony Kushner and Ms. LuPone herself. (“The show’s fantastic,” she said. “It’s really wonderful. I was moved.”) The New York Times cited “a well-honed script with an engagingly spontaneous delivery and a nose for sharp, observational comedy” and The New Yorker hailed, “endearing, drolly written and performed with heaps of charisma.” In Bad with Money, Rimalower charts his journey through drug addiction, prostitution, fraud and multiple betrayals—a no-holds-barred self-portrait of an addict, which casts light on the last societal taboo. Time Out New York rated Bad with Money four stars, “light, funny” and “vividly personal,” while The Advocate decreed “courageously honest, keenly specific and emotionally naked.” Both works are written and performed by Ben Rimalower and directed by Aaron Mark.

BEN RIMALOWER is the author and star of Off-Off-Broadway’s long-running, critically acclaimed, smash hit solo plays Bad with Money (The Advocate’s #1 Solo Show of 2014) and Patti Issues (New York Time Critics Pick, M.A.C. and Bistro Awards, Official Selection: Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Eugene O’Neill Theater Center Summer Conference), both of which he continues to perform around the world, while simultaneous regional productions pop up with other actors “playing” Ben Rimalower, including two-time Tony nominee Robin De Jesus in New York. His “Do You Have Patti Issues?” PSA with Alan Cumming and Patti LuPone was a homepage selection on FunnyOrDie. He is a regular contributor to Vulture, Playbill, Out, Time Out New York, Decider and New Now Next and his short story, Little Old Sam, was included in the book My Dog, My Friend. Patti Issues will soon be available in print from Hal Leonard as part of Singular Sensations: The Best Solo Shows.

As an actor, Ben has been seen at Joe’s Pub in Our Hit Parade, and Murray Hill’s Oscar Night show, as both Patti LuPone and Elaine Stritch in You Like Me and as a literally flaming Jack Nicholson in The Witches of East Village at the Gramercy Theatre with Coco Peru and Chad Michaels, in addition to the upcoming The Night Elaine Stritch Died by Matte O’Brien.  Television appearances include Bravo TV’s “Watch What Happens Live,” ABC’s “Extreme Makeover” and Billy Eichner and Rachel Dratch’s “Halloween Adventure.”

Ben 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), as well as numerous off Off-Broadway plays, readings, benefits and concerts. He has earned the title the “Midas of Cabaret” (The Advocate) helming a slew of solo shows, most notably conceiving and directing Leslie Kritzer is Patti LuPone at  Les Mouches (Time Out New York Award) and subsequently producing Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records’ long- awaited recording, Patti LuPone at Les Mouches.

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$25 Ticket in Advance & a 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre*
$30 Ticket at the Door (plus service fee) & a 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre*

*Drinks Must be purchased In the Cabaret Theatre to count towards the Minimum.
Items Not Allowed
No One Under 21 Allowed
Additional Information
Doors open 30 minutes before show time. There is a 2 Drink Minimum per Person in the Cabaret Theatre

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7:00pm to 9:00pm
Doors open at 6:30pm

Rimalower: $37.50
General Admission: $25.00

Age
21+

The Duplex Cabaret Theatre<br> 61 Christopher Street (at the Corner of 7th Avenue)<br> New York, 10014

212-989-3015

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