Patti Issues, the solo piece by writer-director Ben Rimalower, which chronicles his relationship with his gay father and his obsession with Tony Award winner Patti LuPone, will play a one-night-only engagement Nov. 25 at L.A.'s Rockwell Table & Stage.
Patti Issues debuted at New York City's Duplex Aug. 30 and recently extended for a third time. Rimalower will perform Patti Issues at 8 PM at Rockwell Table & Stage for Los Angeles audiences.
Upcoming New York dates include Nov. 7 (9:30 PM); Nov. 17 (4 PM); Nov. 28 (9:30 PM); Dec. 6 (9:30 PM); Dec. 12 (9:30 PM); Dec. 21 (9:30 PM); Dec. 22 (9:30 PM); Dec. 28 (9:30 PM); and Dec. 29 (9:30 PM). Aaron Mark directs Rimalower's 75-minute piece.
LuPone herself stopped by the Duplex to check out the sold-out Sept. 6 performance. "I was moved... He's a very talented man and I'm so proud of him," she said in a statement.
Here's how it's billed: "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 theatre, and specifically in the transportive voice of Broadway star Patti LuPone... 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."
You're invited to spend an evening filled with personal tales of difficult choices, bad breaks, worse men and some of the most glorious songs ever written. It's an intimate evening, up close with a legend.
So pull up a chair and order up a drink. Because she's got a life to sing. Tickets as low as $85!
Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You