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WAR PAINT Go On Sale Sunday, November 27

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TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27

TWO-TIME TONY AWARD WINNERS

PATTI LuPONE and CHRISTINE EBERSOLE

STAR IN HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW MUSICAL

FIRST PREVIEW MARCH 7, 2017 — OPENING NIGHT APRIL 6, 2017

AT BROADWAY’S NEDERLANDER THEATRE

(New York, NY – November 27, 2016) – Tickets to the highly anticipated new musical, WAR PAINT, starring Two-time Tony Award Winners PATTI LuPONE and CHRISTINE EBERSOLE, will go on sale to the general public on Sunday, November 27 at www.ticketmaster.com  or by calling 877.250.2929. 

WAR PAINT will arrive on Broadway this spring, beginning previews March 7, 2017 and opening April 6, 2017 at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street).  The musical played a sold-out run in Chicago this summer where it became the most successful show in Goodman Theatre’s history. WAR PAINT charts the legendary lives of two trailblazing women of the 20th century – cosmetics entrepreneurs Helena Rubinstein (LuPone) and Elizabeth Arden (Ebersole). 

Directed by Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal, Grey Gardens), WAR PAINT reunites Scott Frankel and Michael Korie—the acclaimed composer and lyricist team of Grey Gardens and Far From Heaven—with Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Doug Wright (Grey Gardens, I Am My Own Wife). Choreography is by Tony Award-winner Christopher Gattelli.

The design and music team which launched WAR PAINT this summer at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre will be returning for the Broadway production: scenic designer David Korins, costume designer Catherine Zuber, lighting designer Kenneth Posner, sound designer Brian Ronan, orchestrator Bruce Coughlin and music director Lawrence Yurman.

The musical is inspired by the book, War Paint, by Lindy Woodhead and the documentary film, The Powder & the Glory, by Ann Carol Grossman and Arnie Reisman.  

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. 

“AN INTRIGUINGLY JUICY AND GLAMOROUS NEW MUSICAL.”

Chicago Tribune

“STARRING A DELICIOUSLY PAIRED PATTI LUPONE AND CHRISTINE EBERSOLE.

BOTH ARE KNOCKOUTS.”

The New York Times

“LUPONE AND EBERSOLE WRAP THEIR PRODIGIOUS VOICES

AROUND A SWINGING AND SOARING SCORE.

A CELEBRATION OF OLD SCHOOL BROADWAY CRAFTSMANSHIP.”

Washington Post

 

“BRILLIANT, POIGNANT, AND SUPERBLY PERFORMED.

A MUSICAL WHOSE BEAUTY IS FAR MORE THAN SKIN DEEP.”

Chicago Sun-Times

 

“A SOPHISTICATED AND RICHLY REWARDING NEW MUSICAL FEATURING

A HEAVILY MELODIC SCORE FULL OF EXTRAORDINARY HIGHS.”

Variety

 

“A HIGHLY ENTERTAINING NEW MUSICAL ABOUT POWERFUL WOMEN,

STARRING POWERFUL WOMEN!

IT’S SURPRISING THE GOODMAN STAGE IS STILL INTACT!”

Huffington Post

 

For more information, please visit: www.warpaintmusical.com.

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