Ghostlight Records celebrated the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical War Paint – starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole – with a special in-store event at Barnes & Noble today Friday, July 14. LuPone and Ebersole were in conversation with the show’s composer Scott Frankel, followed by a CD signing. The store located at 150 East 86th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues on the Upper East Side was host to the show’s fans.
War Paint , currently running at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street), played a sold-out run in Chicago last summer where it became the most successful show in Goodman Theatre’s history. The show was nominated for four 2017 Tony Awards, including “Best Actress in a Musical” for both of the leading ladies.
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The “War Paint Medley” music video featuring three of the sh0w’s most acclaimed songs – “Forever Beautiful,” “Pink” and “Face to Face” – is available here. It includes exclusive footage from both the recording studio and the stage production, in addition to historical photography. A video teaser featuring the album’s first single “Back on Top” is available online here. For more information on the album, please visit www.sh-k-boom.com/war–paint.
War Paint charts the legendary lives of two trailblazing women – cosmetics entrepreneurs Helena Rubinstein (LuPone) and Elizabeth Arden (Ebersole). WAR PAINT also features Tony Award nominees John Dossett and Douglas 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.
The cast also includes Barbara Jo Bednarczuk, Patti Cohenour, Mary Ernster, Tom Galantich, David Girlolmo, Joanna Glushak, Chris Hoch, Mary Clarie King, Stephanie Rothenberg, Erik Liberman, Barbara Marineau, Donna Migliaccio, Stephanie Jae Park, Jennifer Rias, Angel Reda and Tally Sessions.
Directed by Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal, Grey Gardens), War Paint reunites Scott Frankel and Michael Korie—the acclaimed composer and lyricist team of Grey Gardens and Far From Heaven—with Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Doug Wright (Grey Gardens, I Am My Own Wife). Choreography is by Tony Award-winner Christopher Gattelli.