Skip to main content Skip to footer site map
WAR PAINT
Click Here for More Articles on WAR PAINT

Breaking News: Patti LuPone & Christine Ebersole Will Bring the Dueling Divas of WAR PAINT to Broadway in Spring 2017!

It was the most successful show in the history of Chicago's Goodman Theatre, and very soon, New York will get a taste of it too.

The acclaimed new musical WAR PAINT, starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, will arrive on Broadway this spring, beginning previews March 7, 2017 and opening April 6 at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). The musical played a sold-out run in Chicago this summer. WAR PAINT charts the extraordinary lives of two legendary, trailblazing women - cosmetics entrepreneurs Helena Rubinstein (LuPone) and Elizabeth Arden (Ebersole).

WAR PAINT will also feature Tony Award nominees John Dossett and Douglas Sills, who are reprising their roles from the Chicago world premiere production. Dossett will portray Tommy Lewis, Miss Arden's husband and chief marketing officer, and Sills will portray the ambitious Harry Fleming, Madame Rubinstein's clubby confidante and faithful ally.

Directed by Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal, If/Then, Grey Gardens), WAR PAINT reunites Scott Frankel andMichael Korie-the acclaimed composer and lyricist team of Grey Gardens and Far From Heaven-with Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Doug Wright (Grey Gardens, I Am My Own Wife, The Little Mermaid). Choreography is by Tony Award-winner Christopher Gattelli.

More photos from Chicago!

The musical is inspired by the book, War Paint, by Lindy Woodhead and the documentary film, The Powder & the Glory, by Ann Carol Grossman and Arnie Reisman.

WAR PAINT tells the remarkable story of cosmetics titans Helena Rubinstein (LuPone) and Elizabeth Arden (Ebersole), who defined beauty standards for the first half of the 20th Century. Brilliant innovators with humble roots, both women were masters of self-invention who sacrificed everything to become the country's first major female entrepreneurs. They were also fierce competitors, whose 50-year tug-of-war would give birth to an industry that would forever change the face of America. From Fifth Avenue society to the halls of Congress, their intense rivalry was ruthless, relentless and legendary-pushing both women to build international empires in a world dominated by men.

WAR PAINT will be produced by David Stone and Marc Platt.

Read the reviews from the Chicago run!

"When a new musical comes to Broadway starring a musical theatre legend, it is newsworthy; when it arrives starring two legends, it is an event. The artistry, vocal virtuosity, and raw star power that Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole bring to their performances in WAR PAINT thrilled both audiences and critics during our out of town run this summer," said producer David Stone. "The engagement was a sensation, breaking box office records and becoming the Goodman Theatre's most successful show ever. The creative team was also able to receive valuable feedback from both the press and Chicago audiences, who were in agreement on how to make this terrific musical even better. We all look forward to sharing this sophisticated and hugely entertaining new Broadway musical with New York audiences this spring."

WAR PAINT features scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Catherine Zuber, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, sound design by Brian Ronan, orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin and music direction by Lawrence Yurman.

Additional casting and on-sale ticket information will be announced shortly.

For more information, please visit: http://www.warpaintmusical.com


Related Articles

Featured on Stage Door

Shoutouts, Classes, and More from Your Favorite Broadway Stars

More Hot Stories For You