Nederlander Theatre, (4/06/2017 - 11/05/2017)

First Preview: Mar 07, 2017
Opening Date: Apr 06, 2017
Closing Date: Nov 05, 2017
Total Previews: 33
Total Performances: 236

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: 1935-1964. New York City.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization (James L. Nederlander: President)

Produced by David Stone, Marc Platt, James L. Nederlander, Barbara Whitman, Patrick Catullo, Marcia Goldberg, Universal Stage Productions, Independent Presenters Network and Goodman Theatre

This production was first presented in Chicago, June 2016 by The Goodman Theatre (Robert Falls, Artistic Director; Roche Schulfer, Executive Director)

Book by Doug Wright; Music by Scott Frankel; Lyrics by Michael Korie; Inspired by 'War Paint' by Lindy Woodhead; Inspired by 'The Powder & the Glory' by Ann Carol Grossman and Arnie Reisman; Music orchestrated by Bruce Coughlin; Musical Director: Lawrence Yurman

Directed by Michael Greif; Choreographed by Christopher Gattelli; Associate Director: Johanna McKeon; Associate Choreographer: Mark Myars

Scenic Design by David Korins; Costume Design by Catherine Zuber; Lighting Design by Kenneth Posner; Sound Design by Brian Ronan; Wig Design by David Brian Brown; Makeup Design by Angelina Avallone; Associate Scenic Design: Rod Lemmond; Associate Costume Design: Ryan Park; Associate Lighting Design: Paul Toben and Timothy Reed; Associate Sound Design: Cody Spencer

General Manager: 321 Theatrical Management; Company Manager: Tracy Geltman; Associate Co. Mgr: Adam Jackson

Production Manager: Juniper Street Productions; Production Stage Manager: Tripp Phillips; Stage Manager: Jason Hindelang; Assistant Stage Mgr: Rachel Zack

Musical Coordinator: Michael Keller and Michael Aarons; Conducted by Lawrence Yurman; Associate Conductor: Paul Staroba; Keyboard 1: Andrew Resnick; Keyboard 2: Paul Staroba; Reed 1: Tom Murray; Reed 2: Michael Favreau; Reed 3: Ben Kono; Trumpet: James de la Garza and Tony Kadleck; Trombone: Mike Davis; French Horn: David Byrd-Marrow; Drums/Percussion: Jared Schonig; Bass: Bill Sloat; Violin: Yuko Naito-Gotay; Cello: Deborah Assael-Migliore; Keyboard Programmer: Randy Cohen; Music Preparation: Emily Grishman Music Preparation

Casting: Telsey + Company; Press Representative: Polk & Co.; Advertising/Marketing: Serino Coyne; Digital Marketing: Situation Interactive; Dance Captain: Barbara Jo Bednarczuk; Dialect Coach: Deborah Hecht; Photographer: Joan Marcus

[See More]

Opening Night Cast

Patti LuPoneHelena Rubinstein
Christine EbersoleElizabeth Arden
John DossettTommy Lewis
Douglas SillsHarry Fleming
Mary Ernster
Broadway debut
Society Doyenne, Mrs. Trowbridge-Phelps & others
David GirolmoSenator Royal Copeland, William S. Paley, Mr. Levin & others
Joanna GlushakCountess, Magda & others
Chris HochMr. Simms, Hal March, Mr. Baruch & others
Mary Claire King
Broadway debut
Miss Beam, Tulip, Arden Girl & others
Steffanie LeighDorian Leigh, Arden Girl & others
Erik LibermanCharles Revson, Sailor & others
Barbara MarineauGrand Dame, Beauty Technician & others
Stephanie Jae ParkArden Girl, Beauty Technician & others
Angel RedaHeiress, Miss Smythe, Arden Girl & others
Jennifer RiasMiss Teale, Arden Girl & others

Standby: Patti Cohenour (Elizabeth Arden)

Understudies: Barbara Jo Bednarczuk (Dorian Leigh, Women's ensemble roles), Mary Ernster (Elizabeth Arden), Tom Galantich (Tommy Lewis), David Girolmo (Tommy Lewis), Joanna Glushak (Helena Rubinstein), Chris Hoch (Charles Revson, Harry Fleming), Mary Claire King (Dorian Leigh), Donna Migliaccio (Helena Rubinstein, Women's ensemble roles), Jennifer Rias (Tulip) and Tally Sessions (Charles Revson, Harry Fleming)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 2017 Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical [nominee] 

Patti LuPone

 2017 Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical [nominee] 

Christine Ebersole

 2017 Best Scenic Design of a Musical [nominee] 

David Korins

 2017 Best Costume Design of a Musical [nominee] 

Catherine Zuber

Drama Desk Award

 2017 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Christine Ebersole

 2017 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Patti LuPone

 2017 Outstanding Orchestrations [nominee] 

Bruce Coughlin

 2017 Outstanding Lyrics [nominee] 

Lyrics by Michael Korie

 2017 Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical [nominee] 

Sound Design by Brian Ronan

winner 2017 Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical [winner] 

Catherine Zuber

winner 2017 Outstanding Wig and Hair [winner] 

Wig Design by David Brian Brown


music by Scott Frankel; lyrics by Michael Korie

ACT 1 Sung By
Best Face ForwardCountess, Grand Dame, Heiress, Society Doyenne and Ensemble
Behind the Red DoorArden Girls, Countess, Grand Dame, Heiress, Society Doyenne and Elizabeth Arden
Back on TopHelena Rubinstein and Beauty Technicians
My Secret WeaponHelena, Harry Fleming, Elizabeth, Tommy Lewis, Society Doyenne, Grand Dame, Heiress, Countess and Arden Girls
My American MomentHelena and Elizabeth
Step on OutArden Girls, Miss Beam, Tommy and Harry
If I'd Been a ManElizabeth and Helena
Better YourselfElizabeth
Oh, That's RichTommy, Helena, Elizabeth and Harry
Face to FaceHelena and Elizabeth
ACT 2 Sung By
Inside of the JarCountess, Grand Dame, Heiress, Society Doyenne, Shoppers and Salesgirls
Necessity Is the Mother of InventionElizabeth, Helena, Women Machinists, WACs, Tommy, Harry and Soldiers
Best Face Forward (Reprise) Countess, Society Doyenne, Grand Dame, Heiress and Branch Salon Clients
Now You KnowHelena
No Thank YouHarry, Elizabeth, Tommy, Helena and William S. Paley
Fire and IceCharles Revson, Dorian Leigh and Mirror Girls
DinosaursTommy and Harry
Forever BeautifulHelena
Beauty in the WorldHelena and Elizabeth

Replacement/Transfer Info

The following people are credited as replacements or additions if they were not credited on opening night.

Nederlander Theatre

(4/6/2017 - 11/5/2017)
Company Manager: Rina L. Saltzman; Associate Company Manager: Tyler Siems.


Chris Hoch
Harry Fleming (Oct 2017 - Nov 5, 2017)
Stephanie Rothenberg
Dorian Leigh, Arden Girl & others
Bart Shatto
Mr. Simms, Hal March, Mr. Baruch & others (Oct 2017 - Nov 5, 2017)

Understudies: Bart Shatto (Charles Revson).

View full site