Fresh off a smash-hit run at the Goodman in Chicago, War Paint comes to Broadway starring Tony Award-winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as duelling cosmetics entrepeneurs Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden. Co-starring John Dossett and Douglas Sills, the production is directed by Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal) and features a score by Scott Frankel and Michael Korie, the acclaimed composer and lyricist team behind Grey Gardens and Far From Heaven.
SYNOPSIS: Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden defined beauty standards for the first half of the 20th Century. Brilliant innovators with humble roots, both 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. From Fifth Avenue society to the halls of Congress, their remarkable rivalry was ruthless, relentless and legendary—pushing both women to build international empires in a world dominated by men.