A Look Back at the Broadway Run of War Paint Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole

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The new musical about cosmetics giants Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden plays its final performance November 5.
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Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole Joseph Marzullo/WENN

War Paint, the new Broadway musical about rival cosmetics giants Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, ends its Broadway run November 5. Upon closing, the production will have played 33 previews 236 regular performances at the Nederlander Theatre.

We take a look back the show’s Broadway run, starring musical theatre greats Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole—who both received Tony nominations for their performances.

Flip through photos of highlights from the Broadway run below:

War Paint opened April 6, 2017. The show was originally scheduled to close December 30, however the date was pushed forward to allow two-time Tony winner LuPone to have surgery.

The new musical reunited Scott Frankel and Michael Korie—the songwriting 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, The Little Mermaid) and director Michael Greif (Grey Gardens, Next to Normal). Choreography is by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli. War Paint is inspired by Lindy Woodhead’s book War Paint and the documentary film The Powder & the Glory by Ann Carol Grossman and Arnie Reisman.

War Paint was also Tony-nominated for Best Costumes and Best Scenic Design.

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