Mary Claire King makes Broadway debut in ‘War Paint’

War Paint Nederlander Theatre PATTI LUPONE Helena Rubinstein CHRISTINE EBERSOLE Elizabeth Arden OHN DOSSETT Tommy Lewis DOUGLAS SILLS Harry Fleming BARBARA JO BEDNARCZUK PATTI COHENOUR MARY ERNSTER DAVID GIROLMO JOANNA GLUSHAK CHRIS HOCH MARY CLAIRE KING STEFFANIE LEIGH ERIK LIBERMAN BARBARA MARINEAU DONNA MIGLIACCIO STEPHANIE JAE PARK JENNIFER RIAS ANGEL REDA TALLY SESSIONS DOUG WRIGHT Book SCOTT FRANKEL Music MICHAEL KORIE Lyrics MICHAEL GREIF Director CHRISTOPHER GATTELLI Choreography LINDY WOODHEAD Author, War Paint

As dancers, we buy and wear a lot of makeup—red lipstick, false eyelashes, peachy-pink blush, and so much more.  But have you ever wondered about the history of the makeup industry in our country?  A new Broadway musical, WAR PAINT, explores the complex careers and personal lives of legendary makeup entrepreneurs, Helena Rubenstein and Elizabeth Arden (played by Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, respectively).  The poignant original musical illuminates the challenges behind each woman’s impressive career (racial discrimination, strained relationships, legal battles, and unfair gender standards—just to name a few). But the show also underscores the magic of makeup, the pleasure in self-care, and the brilliance of female beauty…READ MORE