This Week on Broadway for September 2, 2012: Ben Rimalower


Michael Portantiere and James Marino talk with Ben Rimalower about his show Patti Issues.

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Ben Rimalower: Patti Issues
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. Patti Issues mark’s Rimalower’s debut as a playwright and performer, after serving as the director of numerous Off-Broadway plays, concerts and all-star benefits (and blogging for the Huffington Post). With a mix of comic reverence, 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.

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Hal David, Songwriter, Is Dead at 91 by ROB HOERBURGER

Explicit: No


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Tomorrow (Annie II) – Toni DiBuono from Forbidden Broadway: Unoriginal Cast Recording, Volume 2 (1991 Revue Compilation)

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