THE SCREENING ROOM: Ben Rimalower, Alan Cumming, Tonya Pinkins and Patti LuPone Diagnose Patti Issues

By Playbill Staff
July 3, 2013

Bistro Award winner Ben Rimalower and some special guests, including Tony Award winners Alan Cumming and Tonya Pinkins, as well as nightlife sensation Bridget Everett and the original Evita herself help fans self-diagnose themselves with Patti Issues.

Funny or Die released the new video inspired by Rimalower's acclaimed solo show Patti Issues, the play that chronicles his lifelong love of Patti LuPone and his own relationship with his gay father.

As previously reported, Patti Issues will play Provincetown, MA (July 2-4, and Aug. 4 as a benefit for the Family Equality Council); the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT (Aug. 3); the Flying Duck in Glasgow, Scotland (Aug. 22); and Boston's Club Cafe (Sept. 6-7).  Aaron Mark directs. 

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

Rimalower is also a contributor. Read his latest piece about the ten gay plays that shaped his life as part of's Pride Week coverage.

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Check out the video below:

Do You Have Patti Issues? from Alan Cumming