Broadway's War Paint Announces Closing Date
Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole star in the production, which will end its run at the Nederlander Theatre.
Producers of Broadway's War Paint, starring Tony winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, have announced that the production will end its run at the Nederlander Theatre on December 30 after 33 previews and 300 regular performances.
In addition, War Paint will be on a pre-scheduled one-week hiatus from September 26-October 1 and will resume performances on October 3 for its 13 final weeks.
Inspired by Lindy Woodhead's book War Paint, as well as Ann Carol Grossman and Arnie Reisman's PBS documentary The Powder & the Glory, the show examines the ascent and rivalry of Helena Rubenstein (LuPone) and Elizabeth Arden (Ebersole), whose 50-year tug-of-war gave birth to an industry. The show features lyrics by Michael Korie, music by Scott Frankel, and book by Doug Wright. Michael Greif directs, with choreography by Christopher Gattelli (The King and I).
John Dossett (Dear Evan Hansen) plays Arden's husband, Tommy Lewis, and Douglas Sills (Living on Love) plays Harry Fleming, Rubinstein's confidant. LuPone, Ebersole, Dossett, and Sills all reunite after originating their roles in the world-premiere production at Chicago's Goodman Theatre.
The production's creative team includes David Korins (set design), Catherine Zuber (costume design), Kenneth Posner (lighting design), and Brian Ronan (sound design), as well as Bruce Coughlin (orchestrations) and Lawrence Yurman (music director). David Stone and Marc Platt serve as producers.