Monday, November 28, 2016

Two Remarkable Stars Headed To Broadway!

The acclaimed new musical War Paint , starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti Lupone and Christine Ebersole, will arrive on Broadway this spring, beginning previews March 7, 2017 and opening April 6 at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street).  The musical played a sold-out run in Chicago this summer where it became the most successful show in Goodman Theatre’s history.  War Paint charts the extraordinary lives of two legendary, trailblazing women – cosmetics entrepreneurs Helena Rubinstein (LuPone) and Elizabeth Arden (Ebersole).
War Paint will also feature Tony Award nominees John Dossett and Douglas Sills, who are reprising their roles from the Chicago world premiere production. Dossett will portray Tommy Lewis, Miss Arden’s husband and chief marketing officer, and Sills will portray the ambitious Harry Fleming, Madame Rubinstein’s clubby confidante and faithful ally.
War Paint tells the remarkable story of cosmetics titans Helena Rubinstein (LuPone) and Elizabeth Arden (Ebersole), who defined beauty standards for the first half of the 20thCentury. 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 that would forever change the face of America. From Fifth Avenue society to the halls of Congress, their intense rivalry was ruthless, relentless and legendary—pushing both women to build international empires in a world dominated by men.
War Paint will be produced by David Stone and Marc Platt.
Additional casting and on-sale ticket information will be announced shortly.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Broadway's Sexiest, Most Seductive Show?

From the Tony Award®-winning producer of Red, Tony winners Janet McTeer (A Doll’s House, Mary Stuart) and Liev Schreiber (Showtime’s Ray Donovan, Glengarry Glen Ross) return to Broadway for a singular evening of multiple pleasures. Direct from London, McTeer reprises her role in The Donmar Warehouse’s critically acclaimed, sold-out production of Academy Award® winner Christopher Hampton's Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Re-imagined by Olivier Award nominee and Donmar Artistic Director Josie Rourke, this sensational staging breathes a bold new passion into one of the theater’s most provocative and intriguing plays. Evening Standard calls it "Theatre at its most seductive and sinister. Five stars!"

A tale of sex, power and betrayal, Les Liaisons Dangereuses begins with two ex-lovers who scheme to ruin the reputation of an innocent young aristocrat. As their game of manipulation becomes more intricate, they quickly discover that the stakes are higher than they bargained for… and their last encounter may be their most dangerous by far.