Ghostlight Records will celebrate the release of the War Paint original Broadway cast album with a special CD signing at Barnes & Noble (150 East 86th Street) on Friday, July 14, at 2:30 p.m. The recording, currently available in digital formats, will be released on CD in stores and online on July 14.
The musical's Tony-nominated costars, Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, will be featured in conversation with the show's composer Scott Frankel, followed by a CD signing. Fans who purchase the CD at the store will be offered priority seating. Wristbands will be distributed with CD purchase beginning at 9 a.m.
Inspired by Lindy Woodhead's book War Paint, as well as by Ann Carol Grossman and Arnie Reisman's PBS documentary The Powder & the Glory, War Paint examines the ascent and rivalry of cosmetics entrepreneurs Helena Rubenstein (LuPone) and Elizabeth Arden (Ebersole), whose 50-year tug-of-war gave birth to an industry. Directed by Michael Greif and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, the musical features a book by Doug Wright and score by Scott Frankel and Michael Korie.
War Paint opened at the Nederlander Theatre on April 6 and was nominated for four Tony Awards, including Best Actress in a Musical (LuPone and Ebersole), Scenic Design (David Korins), and Costume Design (Catherine Zuber). In addition to LuPone and Ebersole, the cast also features Tony Award nominees John Dossett and Douglas Sills as Tommy Lewis and Harry Fleming.
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