Goodman Theatre has announced the complete cast for its upcoming production of the new musical War Paint, which will star two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively.
Previews begin June 28 prior to an official opening at the Chicago venue July 18. Due to ticket demand, the production was recently extended by one week through August 14 in the Albert Theatre.
War Paint, according to press notes, “tells the story of cosmetics titans Helena Rubinstein (LuPone) and Elizabeth Arden (Ebersole), who defined beauty standards for the first half of the 20th Century. Brilliant innovators with humble roots, both women 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.”
For tickets call (312) 443-3800 or visit GoodmanTheatre.org/WarPaint.