Things are heating up this summer when Tony Award winners Patti LuPone (Gypsy, Evita) and Christine Ebersole (Grey Gardens) head to Chicago’s Goodman Theatre to star in War Paint, a new musical about icons of the fashion industry.
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.
The two theatrical powerhouses will go head to head in this new musical about two legendary ladies who forever changed the business of beauty.
The creative team includes the acclaimed Broadway team of librettist Doug Wright(Grey Gardens, I Am My Own Wife, The Little Mermaid); composer Scott Frankel and lyricist Michael Korie (Grey Gardens, Far From Heaven); and director Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal, If/Then and Grey Gardens).
June 28 – August 7, 2016