Ben Rimalower's Patti Issues Adds Second Chicago Performance

Due to strong ticket demand, Patti Issues, Ben Rimalower's acclaimed solo show about his lifelong love of Patti LuPone and his own relationship with his gay father, will play an additional June 14 performance in Chicago.

Ben Rimalower in Patti Issues ; drawing by Ken Fallin
Ben Rimalower in Patti Issues ; drawing by Ken Fallin

The solo show that premiered at the Duplex last August, recently extended its New York run to June 29 - marking the sixth extension of the work. Rimalower's upcoming dates include play Chicago, IL (June 13 and 14 at Mary's Attic); as well as Provincetown, MA (July 2-4, and Aug. 4 as a benefit for the Family Equality Council).

Patti Issues will also play select Friday nights in the Fire Island Pines at The Blue Whale and the Pavilion through Aug. 9.

Rimalower also penned's weekly "Smash" Report, detailing the on-stage and off-stage drama of the NBC musical series. Read his final "Smash" Report here.

Rimalower earned a Bistro Award for Best Solo Play for Patti Issues. He has also directed Snoopy! starring Sutton FosterJustin Sayre Is Alive And Well… Writing; Project Lohan; Sodom the Musical; and Night Of A Thousand Judys. He also conceived and directed Leslie Kritzer is Patti LuPone at Les Mouches.

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Here's a look at the show: