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Starring Two-Time Tony Award Winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole

Book by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award Winner Doug Wright

Music by Tony Award Nominee Scott Frankel

Lyrics by Tony Award Nominee Michael Korie

Choreography by Tony Award Winner Christopher Gattelli

Directed by Tony Award Nominee Michael Greif


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 stars Patti LuPone as "Helena Rubinstein," Christine Ebersole as "Elizabeth Arden," John Dossett as "Tommy Lewis," and Douglas Sills as "Harry Fleming." 

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