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War Paint - 2017 - Broadway

War Paint tells the remarkable story of cosmetics titans Helena Rubinstein (Patti LuPone) and Elizabeth Arden (Christine 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.

Schedule

Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, with 1 intermission

Nederlander Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
208 W. 41st St. Seating Chart
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Featured Reviews For War Paint


LuPone and Ebersole, together in the footlights, in Broadway’s ‘War Paint’ - Washington Post
That "War Paint" takes pains to reveal this parallel emptiness speaks to one of the musical's worthiest achievements: making room on a stage, to a degree virtually never seen, for star turns by two sublime female veterans of the musical theater. When Rubinstein and Arden were in their 60s, they were nowhere near ready to be ushered into the wings. And neither, thank goodness, are LuPone and Ebersole.

Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden’s Lipstick Battle: Review of ‘War Paint’ - Daily Beast
After a shaky opening, War Paint heats up in the second act. The first zigzags a little fruitlessly in a search for plot and animus between its leads. It begins with a nice idea: An unseen voice baits a group of women about their beauty regimes and why they would benefit from makeup. This mini-circus of insecurities is awkwardly scored, and the orchestra-as happens occasionally elsewhere-is so loud it plays over some of the sung words.


 



 

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by Nicole Rosky - November 5, 2017
The new Broadway musical, War Paint, which stars Broadway legends and two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole together for the first time, plays its final performance today, November 5, 2017, after 236 regular and 33 preview performances.
by BWW News Desk - October 13, 2017
The new Broadway musical, WAR PAINT, which stars Broadway legends and two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole together for the first time, will now play its final performance on Sunday, November 5, 2017.
by Walter McBride - September 27, 2017
The Dramatists Guild Foundation celebrated the work of musical writing team Scott Frankel, Michael Korie, and Doug Wright at a salon co hosted by the CORE Club on Monday, September 25. The trio spoke about the creation of their musical War Paint in a panel discussion led by Vanity Fair special correspondent, Amy Fine Collins.
by BWW News Desk - September 21, 2017
The new Broadway musical, WAR PAINT, which stars Broadway legends and two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole together for the first time, will play its final performance on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 8:00pm.
by A.A. Cristi - August 18, 2017
Sing For Your Seniors brought cast members of Broadway hit 'War Paint' to perform for senior members of the LGBT community in SAGE's midtown headquarters on August 10th. They sang numbers from their show and some of their favorite Broadway standards for their enthusiastic audience.
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2017
Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, who co-star in Broadway's War Paint, sat down for an interview with fellow Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth this afternoon via Facebook Live. If you missed it, you can check out everything the trio had to say - from Elizabeth Arden's products and inspiring vocalists to first headshots - in the video below!
by Stage Tube - July 20, 2017
Ghostlight Records is celebrating the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical WAR PAINT - starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - with a special new "Making of the Cast Album" video featuring exclusive footage from the recording session and stage production, in addition to commentary from the cast and creative team.
by Stage Tube - July 16, 2017
Ghostlight Records celebrated the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical WAR PAINT with a special event at Barnes & Noble. Stars Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole were featured in conversation with the show's composer Scott Frankel, check out their chat below!
by Walter McBride - July 15, 2017
Ghostlight Records celebrated the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical WAR PAINT - starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - with a special in-store event at Barnes & Noble on Friday, July 14 at 2:30 PM. BroadwayWorld was there to catch the event, check out the photos below!
by BWW News Desk - July 14, 2017
Ghostlight Records is celebrating the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical WAR PAINT - starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - with a special in-store event at Barnes & Noble today, July 14 at 2:30 PM.
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - July 7, 2017
WAR PAINT, currently running at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street), played a sold-out run in Chicago last summer where it became the most successful show in Goodman Theatre's history. War Paint was nominated for four 2017 Tony Awards, including 'Best Actress in a Musical' for both of the leading ladies. Now the show is celebrating 100 performances on Broadway and BroadwayWorld was on hand for a special toast with the cast!
by BWW News Desk - July 6, 2017
Ghostlight Records will celebrate the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical WAR PAINT - starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - with a special in-store event at Barnes & Noble on Friday, July 14 at 2:30 PM. 
by Caryn Robbins - June 11, 2017
The stars of WAR PAINT, Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole performed on tonight's TONY AWARDS. Watch the performance below.
by A.A. Cristi - June 8, 2017
Sassy, brassy, bawdy, and bold-- these are just a few adjectives used to describe the monstrous talent and intrepid persona of the one and only Patti LuPone. Throughout her career, these attributes have taken Patti to the absolute heights of stardom and this year has been no different as the star enjoys her seventh Tony nomination for her role playing opposite Christine Ebersole in the hit musical, War Paint,
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 6, 2017
You might have seen scenic designer David Korins' work in one of four theatres this spring- the Richard Rodgers, the Bernard B. Jacobs, the Music Box or the Nederlander. It's his design for War Paint which has earned him his second Tony nomination and he's telling us why he thinks this theatre season has been a stellar one.