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War Paint

War Paint

by Scott Frankel, Michael Korie and Doug Wright

Based on a Real-Life Event

Now Playing on Broadway

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War Paint

War Paint

The musical about Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole.


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.

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Nederlander Theatre
208 W. 41st St.
New York, NY

Info and Directions

7 PM
2 & 8 PM
8 PM
8 PM
2 & 8 PM
3 PM

Important Dates
PREVIEWS: Mar 7, 2017
OPENING: Apr 6, 2017

Run Time
2 hours and 30 minutes (1 Intermission)

NOTE: Most shows have special holiday dates and times. Check the official website for more information.


Scott Frankel


Michael Korie


Doug Wright

Broadway Premiere

Nederlander Theatre
Opening Night
April 6, 2017
Original Cast
Patti LuPone, Christine Ebersole, John Dossett, Douglas Sills
Michael Greif
Christopher Gattelli
Musical Director
Lawrence Yurman
Bruce Coughlin
Scenic Design
David Korins
Costume Design
Catherine Zuber
Lighting Design
Kenneth Posner
Sound Design
Brian Ronan

Musical Numbers
Best Face Forward
Behind the Red Door
Back on Top
My Secret Weapon
My American Moment
Step on Out
If I'd Been a Ma
Better Yourself
Oh, That's Rich
Face to Face
Inside of the Jar
Necessity Is the Mother of Invention
Now You Know
No Thank You
Fire and Ice
Forever Beautiful
Beauty in the World



2017 Tony Award Nominations

Best Leading Actress in a Musical - Christine Ebersole
Best Leading Actress in a Musical - Patti LuPone
Best Scenic Design of a Musical - David Korins
Best Costume Design of a Musical - Catherine Zuber

2017 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Christine Ebersole
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Patti LuPone, War Paint
Outstanding Lyrics - Michael Korie
Outstanding Orchestrations - Bruce Coughlin
Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical - Catherine Zuber
Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical - Brian Ronan
Outstanding Wig and Hair - David Brian Brown

2017 Drama League Award Nominations

Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical

Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations

Outstanding Costume Design (Play or Musical) - Catherine Zuber
Outstanding Lighting Design (Play or Musical) - Kenneth Posner
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Christine Ebersole
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Patti LuPone

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