The Story
War Paint
Music
SCOTT FRANKEL

Lyrics
MICHAEL KORIE

Book
DOUG WRIGHT
War Paint tells the remarkable story of Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden - fierce rivals who defined 20th Century beauty. They are the trailblazing cosmetic icons who built empires in a business world ruled by men. In creating an industry, they reinvented themselves and revolutionized how the world saw women.

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MUSIC
Beauty In The World
Patti LuPone & Christine Ebersole
Original Broadway Cast Recording

THE STORY

SYNOPSIS

The musical relates the rivalry between two important women of the cosmetics industry, Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein from the 1930s to the 1960s. Elizabeth Arden was the daughter of a Canadian farmer, and presented her products as emblems of an upper-class life of comfort. Helena Rubinstein, from Poland, "emphasized science", promising an "exotic look."

Together, they not only forged an industry, but a way of life. They absolutely shattered glass ceilings as women in industry. 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.

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CAST & CREATIVES
Creative
Direction MICHAEL GREIF
Choreography CHRISTOPHER GATTELLI
Scenic Design DAVID KORINS
Costume Design CATHERINE ZUBER
Lighting Design KENNETH POSNER
Sound Design BRIAN RONAN
Cast
Helena Rubinstein PATTI LuPONE
Elizabeth Arden CHRISTINE EBERSOLE
Tommy Lewis JOHN DOSSETT
Harry Fleming DOUGLAS SILLS
MUSICAL NUMBERS
ACT ONE

Best Face ForwardCountess, Grand Dame, Heiress, Society Doyenne and Ensemble
Behind the Red DoorArden Girls, Countess, Grand Dame, Heiress, Society Doyenne and Elizabeth Arden
Back on TopHelena Rubinstein and Beauty Technicians
My Secret WeaponHelena, Harry Fleming, Elizabeth, Tommy Lewis, Society Doyenne, Grand Dame, Heiress, Countess and Arden Girls
My American MomentHelena and Elizabeth
Step on OutArden Girls, Miss Beam, Tommy and Harry
If I'd Been a ManElizabeth and Helena
Better YourselfElizabeth
Oh, That's RichTommy, Helena, Elizabeth and Harry
Face to FaceHelena and Elizabeth


ACT TWO

Inside of the JarCountess, Grand Dame, Heiress, Society Doyenne, Shoppers and Salesgirls
Necessity Is the Mother of InventionElizabeth, Helena, Women Machinists, WACs, Tommy, Harry and Soldiers
Best Face Forward (Reprise)Countess, Society Doyenne, Grand Dame, Heiress and Branch Salon Clients
Now You KnowHelena
No Thank YouHarry, Elizabeth, Tommy, Helena and William S. Paley
Fire and IceCharles Revson, Dorian Leigh and Mirror Girls
DinosaursTommy and Harry
PinkElizabeth
Forever BeautifulHelena
Beauty in the WorldHelena and Elizabeth

Dogfight
Baby It's You!
A Chorus Line
SIGHTS & SOUNDS

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