For Ben Rimalower's Final Weeks of Patti Issues and Bad With Money – A Visit from Patti LuPone! | Playbill

News For Ben Rimalower's Final Weeks of Patti Issues and Bad With Money – A Visit from Patti LuPone! Ben Rimalower's confessional solo evenings Patti Issues and Bad With Money, which have been playing in repertory at the Duplex Theatre, will conclude their extended runs in the next two weeks.

Patti Issues, which celebrated a year-long run at the Duplex and a tour, will play its final performance June 14 at 7 PM. Rimalower's second solo show, Bad With Money, which premiered in September 2014, will play its final performance June 21 at 7 PM.

In recent weeks, Rimalower has been visited by a host of theatrical pals, among them Patti LuPone.

Aaron Mark directs both evenings.

Photo by JD Urban

"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," according to press notes for Patti Issues. "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."

In Bad With Money, press notes state, Rimalower "delves into even deeper personal territory with the story of his struggle with debt—a journey that takes him through drug addiction, prostitution, fraud and multiple betrayals.… In this gripping play-by-play of some his biggest mistakes and their consequences, Rimalower offers a no-holds-barred self-portrait of an addict, and casts light on one of the last societal taboos."

The Duplex is located at 61 Christopher Street at Seventh Ave. Tickets are $25 (with $50 VIP tickets available) and are on sale at or (800) 316-8559. There is a two-drink minimum per person. Attendees must be at least 21.

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