A NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL
STARRING TWO-TIME TONY AWARD WINNERS
PATTI LUPONE AND CHRISTINE EBERSOLE
FIRST PREVIEW MARCH 7, 2017
OPENING NIGHT APRIL 6, 2017
AT THE NEDERLANDER THEATRE
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
(February 6, 2017 – New York, NY) The box office for WAR PAINT will open today, Monday, February 6, 2017 at 10am at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street).
WAR PAINT begins performances in four weeks – on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 – and officially opens on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Tickets are currently available for purchase on WarPaintMusical.com and ticketmaster.com. Beginning today, the Nederlander Theatre box office will be open Monday – Saturday 10am – 8pm and Sundays 12pm – 6pm.
The acclaimed new musical WAR PAINT, starring two-time Tony Award winners PATTI LuPONE and CHRISTINE EBERSOLE, 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 – cosmetics entrepreneurs Helena Rubinstein (LuPone) and Elizabeth Arden (Ebersole).
WAR PAINT will also feature Tony Award nominees JOHN DOSSETT and DOUGLAS SILLS, who are reprising their roles from the Chicago world premiere production. Dossett will portray Tommy Lewis, Miss Arden’s husband and chief marketing officer, and Sills will portray the ambitious Harry Fleming, Madame Rubinstein’s clubby confidante and faithful ally.
The cast also includes BARBARA JO BEDNARCZUK, PATTI COHENOUR, MARY ERNSTER, TOM GALANTICH, DAVID GIROLMO, JOANNA GLUSHAK, CHRIS HOCH, MARY CLAIRE KING, STEFFANIE LEIGH, ERIK LIBERMAN, BARBARA MARINEAU, DONNA MIGLIACCIO, STEPHANIE JAE PARK, JENNIFER RIAS, ANGEL REDA and TALLY SESSIONS.
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 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.
WAR PAINT is produced by David Stone and Marc Platt.
WAR PAINT features scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Catherine Zuber, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, sound design by Brian Ronan, orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin and music direction by Lawrence Yurman.
Tickets range from $79 – $169. Premium tickets range from $199 – $250. For more information, visit www.warpaintmusical.com or call 877.250.2929.
For more information, please visit: www.warpaintmusical.com