Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record the original cast album of the new musical, WAR PAINT, starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole. The musical, which began previews on March 7 and will open April 6 at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street), 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). The label will record the show’s Original Broadway cast album on April 16 and April 17 to be released in June. Pre-orders are now being taken at the theater. To sign up for updates, please visit www.sh-k-boom.com/war-paint.
WAR PAINT also features Tony Award nominees John Dossett andDouglas Sills. Dossett portrays Tommy Lewis, Miss Arden’s husband and chief marketing officer, and Sills portrays the ambitious Harry Fleming, Madame Rubinstein’s clubby confidante and faithful ally.
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.
Check out my Broadway V-log where I saw 11 shows in 11 days in 2 countries including War Paint.