War Paint 2017

Run Time:
2 hours and 30 minutes, with 1 intermission
Ages: 10+
Opened: April 6, 2017
Closing: November 05, 2017

War Paint - 2017 - Broadway History , Info & More

Nederlander Theatre (Broadway)
208 W. 41st St. New York, NY 10036

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.


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Broadway Review: ‘War Paint’ Starring Patti LuPone, Christine Ebersole
7 / 10

The 'Grey Gardens' team is reunited and in good form here. The music feels right for both the individual characters and the progressive time frames. The lyrics suit the characters and serve the plot. And the book is smart and literate - although opening the story in 1935, when both women had already achieved success, deprives us of watching them struggle to rise above their backgrounds and overcome anti-Semitism, in Rubenstein's case, and upper-class social snobbery, in Arden's.

Review: In ‘War Paint,’ Sing a Song of Face Creams
8 / 10

So, though my eyes occasionally glazed seeing 'War Paint' for the second time, I wouldn't have missed it, if only to hear its leading ladies' climactic ballads. Ms. LuPone has an ardently sung tribute to the preservative powers of narcissism, during which a gallery of Rubinstein's portraits by famous artists materializes behind her. And in the show's most exquisite number, Arden takes inventory of an existence lived in a pale shade of rose. The song is called 'Pink,' and as Ms. Ebersole delivers that seemingly cheery word, it is weighted with triumph, regret, defiance and anger, all struggling for ascendancy. It's a reminder of how a single ballad, and a lone interpreter, can capture the full, ambivalent spectrum of a lifetime.

Forever Beautiful: WAR PAINT Will Take Its Final Broadway Bows Today
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.

Breaking: Patti LuPone to Undergo Surgery; WAR PAINT Will Close Earlier Than Planned
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.

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Salon Celebrates the WAR PAINT Team
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.

WAR PAINT Will Put its 'Best Face Forward' For the Final Time this December; Closing Announced
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.

Photo Flash: WAR PAINT Cast Members Perform for Seniors at Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders in Midtown
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.

VIDEO: WAR PAINT's Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole Chat Cosmetics, Headshots and More with Kristin Chenoweth
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!

VIDEO: Go Inside the Making of the WAR PAINT Cast Recording!
by Nicole Rosky - 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.

VIDEO: Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole Talk Espionage and Camaraderie in WAR PAINT
by Julie Musbach - 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!

Photo Coverage: Patti LuPone & Christine Ebersole Discuss WAR PAINT CD Release
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!

Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole Sign Copies of WAR PAINT Album Today at Barnes & Noble
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.

Photo Coverage: WAR PAINT Cast Toasts 100 Broadway Performances!
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!

Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole to Sign Copies of WAR PAINT Album at Barnes & Noble
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. 

VIDEO: WAR PAINT's Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole Perform on THE TONYS
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.

Lucky Number Seven: Celebrating the Many Tony Recognized Turns of Patti LuPone
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,

VIDEO: TODAY Joins Patti LuPone & Christine Ebersole Backstage at WAR PAINT
by Caryn Robbins - June 6, 2017


TODAY's Lilliana Vazquez joined the actresses behind the scenes of what LuPone says will most likely be her last musical. 'I'm old, they're hard. That's the bottom line,' says the actress of the grueling Broadway schedule. 

WAR PAINT's Patti LuPone, Christine Ebersole to Visit SiriusXM, NBC's TODAY
by Caryn Robbins - June 5, 2017


BWW has learned that WAR PAINT stars and Tony nominees Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole are set to participate in SiriusXM's On Broadway Channel's 'Town Hall' tonight at 8pm EST.

Tony Awards Close-Up: WAR PIANT's David Korins Explains the HAMILTON-Effect and Why It Made Broadway Better for 2017
by Nicole Rosky - 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. 

Other Productions of War Paint

2016   Chicago Goodman Theatre World Premiere Production
Chicago
2017   Broadway Original Broadway Production
Broadway

War Paint - 2017 Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2017 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Actress in a Musical Christine Ebersole
2017 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Actress in a Musical Patti LuPone
2017 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical Catherine Zuber
2017 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Lyrics Michael Korie
2017 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Orchestrations Bruce Coughlin
2017 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical Brian Ronan
2017 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Wig and Hair David Brian Brown
2017 Drama League Awards Outstanding Production of a Broadway of Off-Broadway Musical War Paint
2017 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Actress in a Musical Christine Ebersole
2017 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Actress in a Musical Patti LuPone
2017 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Costume Design (Play or Musical) Catherine Zuber
2017 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Kenneth Posner
2017 Tony Awards Best Costume Design of a Musical Catherine Zuber
2017 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Christine Ebersole
2017 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Patti LuPone
2017 Tony Awards Best Scenic Design of a Musical David Korins

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