‘War Paint’ Starring Patti LuPone, Christine Ebersole Is Broadway’s Most Beautiful New Show
“War Paint” starring the great Patti LuPone as Helena Rubinstein, and the simply amazing Christine Ebersole as Elizabeth Arden is Broadway at it VERY BEST!
War Paint opens in 1935 and spans three decades examining the fiercely competitive rise and fall of two titans in a new musical much be seen to be believed.
Patti LuPone is brilliant, giving a performance that equals her legendary role as ‘Evita.’ While Christine Ebersole once again proves that she is Broadway’s finest, in a role that will become legendary over time. They both have never been better and alone is a reason you must put on your lipstick and head to this show.
They were the first women to head American corporations that bore their names and paid the price and break many more rules along the way. But this isn’t just an amazing history lesson it is a heartbreaking story that will make you laugh, cry and fill the heart with joy. It is no coincident that Hillary Clinton was spotted in the audience on opening night.
Both ladies were self-invented immigrants — one from a Polish shtetl, the other a Canadian prairie — who rose to the top of the business world ran by men. But all this didn’t come without heartache and cost. Being rich and famous and being a woman – didn’t bring the happiness you might expect!
Doug Wright’s book is genius blending both stories together. While composer Scott Frankel, lyricist Michael Korie and director Michael Greif, are all at the top of their game! War Paint is simply the most beautiful musical running on Broadway now!
But the real reason you must see this show is CHRISTINE EBERSOLE – she is an American treasure and giving a performance you will never forget.
TRUST NAUGHTY GOSSIP – YOU MUST SEE THIS GREAT SHOW!
Nederlander Theater; 1,168 seats; $169 top; opened April 6, 2017, reviewed April 5. Running time: TWO HOURS, 30 MIN.
208 W. 41st St.
Category Broadway, Musical Credits Book by Doug Wright; Music by Scott Frankel; Lyrics by Michael Korie; Choreography by Christopher Gattelli; Directed by Michael Greif Cast Patti LuPone, Christine Ebersole, John Dossett, Douglas Sills