War Paint

War Paint Tickets

Two Broadway legends come together to tell a remarkable tale of two remarkarble women. Two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole take on the roles of cosmetics titans (and bitter rivals) Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively, in the Broadway premiere of War Paint.

Find out what happens when two of Broadway's brightest stars come "Face to Face" at the Nederlander Theatre until November 5, 2017.

(Photos by Joan Marcus)

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Running time: 
2hrs 30mins (including 1 intermission)
11 images
About War Paint:

War Paint tells the remarkable story of cosmetics titans Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, 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.

Music by Scott Frankel, Lyrics by Michael Korie, with a Book by Doug Wright
David Stone and Marc Platt
Michael Greif
Kenneth Posner
Brian Ronan
David Korins
Christopher Gattelli
Catherine Zuber
Cast list:
Patti LuPone (as Helena Rubinstein), Christine Ebersole (as Elizabeth Arden), John Dossett (as Tommy Lewis), and Douglas Sills (as Harry Fleming)
Other info:
Music Direction by Lawrence Yurman, and Orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin
War Paint Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
March 7, 2017
Opening date: 
April 6, 2017
November 5, 2017

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Nederlander Theatre

208 West 41st Street (between 7th and 8th Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
Times Square - 42nd Street station

Our War Paint Review

This is one of those times when a person straps on her writing gear and gets to the task at hand because, as Charles Mee says, "writing is not about saying something, it is about discovering something." As I was searching through the available photos to add to this review I was going round and round because I was looking for a photo where these two giants Helena Rubinstein (Patti LuPone) and... Read more