The true-to-life story of cosmetics industry pioneers, Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubenstein, played by Boston's leading ladies, Leigh Barrett and Shana Dirik.
Hailed as thoroughly compelling and masterfully entertaining WAR PAINT is the true-to-life story of Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubenstein, masters of self-invention and titans of the cosmetics industry who became the country's first major female entrepreneurs in a time when only men were thought to be capable of building international empires.
This fascinating, female-forward bio-musical spans their 50 year rivalry, is a master-class for two stars and will feature Bostons own leading ladies, Leigh Barrett and Shana Dirik, in one of the first productions in the country since the musical closed on Broadway in November, 2017.
Book by Doug Wright
Music by Scott Frankel
Lyrics by Michael Korie
Directed by Julia Deter
Leigh Barrett* as Elizabeth Arde
Shana Dirik* as Helena Rubinstein
Russell Garrett* as Tommy Lewis
Todd Yard as Harry Fleming
Ashley Nicole Martin
Kara Chu Nelson