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"Patti Issues

I Have a Song to Sing, O!

George Heymont | Posted 06.29.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

In April, Bay area audiences had a chance to witness two monologists perform. Both artists left their audiences wondering whether truth is stranger than fiction or if fiction delivers a stronger take on truth.

First Nighter: Broadway's Richard Thomas, Anna Chlumsky, Café Carlyle's Cheyenne Jackson and the Duplex's Ben Rimalower

David Finkle | Posted 03.17.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

One of the Broadway season's very highest lights, the George S. Kaufman-Moss Hart You Can't Take It With You remains brightly illuminated now that replacements Richard Thomas and Anna Chlumsky have joined the hilariously accomplished ensemble under Scott Ellis's eloquent direction.

Curtis M. Wong

Why This Tony-Nominated Actor Has No Problem With Gay Roles | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.30.2014 | Gay Voices

Robin De Jesús is no stranger to a healthy obsession or two. The 29-year-old actor insists that a fervent nature is just as critical to a successful ...

WATCH: Do You Have 'Patti Issues'?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.12.2013 | Gay Voices

Ben Rimalower is taking his acclaimed coming-of-age show "Patti Issues" on the road this summer, and called in a few famous pals for this fantastic "F...

Seeing Ben Rimalower's Patti Issues With Patti LuPone

John-Stuart Fauquet | Posted 12.26.2012 | Arts
John-Stuart Fauquet

Patti Issues is bitingly funny and deeply moving as Ben Rimalower delves into complex issues of family relationships, depression, coming out, the nature of celebrity worship and the pitfalls of meeting our own idols.

Ben Rimalower's 'Patti Issues' Explores Gay Diva Worship And Parental Turmoil

Curtis M. Wong | Posted 12.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Curtis M. Wong

Patti Issues is not just 90 minutes of gay diva worship, and Rimalower has wisely given the show a much-needed emotional core by balancing out the LuPone anecdotes with a compelling exploration of his troubled relationship with his father, who came out when Ben was 8.