Tony Nominee Robin De Jesus Has Patti Issues, Beginning Sept. 8 | Playbill

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News Tony Nominee Robin De Jesus Has Patti Issues, Beginning Sept. 8 Two-time Tony Award nominee Robin De Jesus begins a limited run Sept. 8 in Patti Issues, the autobiographical one-man play by Ben Rimalower that premiered last August at the Duplex.

Robin De Jes
Robin De Jes

Rimalower played his final performance in the acclaimed solo play about his lifelong love of Patti LuPone and his relationship with his gay father Aug. 15. De Jesus (La Cage aux Folles, In the Heights, Domesticated) will continue through Oct. 27.

Rimalower is also a contributor. Read his recent feature about the Top Ten Musical Replacements. 

Here's how the play is 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 theater, 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."

All performances are at 9:30 PM. Tickets for the Duplex run are priced $20 in advance, with a two-drink minimum. Visit for tickets. The Duplex is located at 61 Christopher Street in Greenwich Village.

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