Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone record the War Paint cast album.
Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone record the War Paint cast album.
(© David Gordon)

Ghostlight Records welcomed two-time Tony winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole into the studio to record the original cast album of War Paint. The CD will be released in June.

Douglas Sills and John Dossett, in front of the microphone.
Douglas Sills and John Dossett, in front of the microphone.
(© David Gordon)

Inspired by Lindy Woodhead's book War Paint, as well as by Ann Carol Grossman and Arnie Reisman's PBS documentary The Powder & the Glory, the show examines the ascent and rivalry of cosmetics entrepreneurs Helena Rubenstein (LuPone) and Elizabeth Arden (Ebersole), whose 50-year tug-of-war gave birth to an industry.

The cast also features Tony Award nominees John Dossett as Tommy Lewis (Arden's husband and chief marketing officer) and Douglas Sills as Harry Fleming (Rubinstein's clubby confidante and faithful ally).

Patti LuPone happily photobombs the War Paint creative team.
Patti LuPone happily photobombs the War Paint creative team.
(© David Gordon)

Directed by Michael Greif and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, War Paint features a book by Doug Wright and score by Scott Frankel and Michael Korie, the team behind the musical Grey Gardens, in which Ebersole starred.

Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone smile for the cameras.
Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone smile for the cameras.
(© David Gordon)

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