Digital Lottery Announced for War Paint, Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole | Playbill

Broadway News Digital Lottery Announced for War Paint, Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole The new musical is currently in previews at the Nederlander Theatre.
Christine Ebersole, Mary Ernster and Patti LuPone
Christine Ebersole, Mary Ernster and Patti LuPone Joan Marcus
The new Broadway musical War Paint, which is currently in previews at the Nederlander Theatre, will add a digital lottery beginning March 28.

A limited number of tickets will be available for all performances through the digital lottery, which will open at 8 AM for both matinee and evening performances and will remain open until 11 AM and 3 PM, respectively, when winners are drawn. For details and entrance to the digital lottery, visit

Digital lottery tickets are $40 each, including the facility fee. Winners will be notified by email shortly after each drawing and will have 60 minutes to pay for their tickets with a credit card online. Tickets can be picked up at the Nederlander box office (208 West 41st Street) 30 minutes prior to show time. Photo ID is required for pickup, and seat locations awarded are subject to availability.

War Paint's rush ticket policy and standing room tickets will remain, subject to availability. All former rules apply, with rush tickets for $40 and standing room available at $50, each including the facility fee.

War Paint, which stars two-time Tony winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as rival cosmetics giants Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively, will officially open April 6 at the Nederlander.

The Broadway company also features Tony nominees John Dossett and Douglas Sills: Dossett portrays Tommy Lewis, Arden’s husband and chief marketing officer, with Sills as the ambitious Harry Fleming, Rubinstein’s clubby confidante and faithful ally. The ensemble comprises Barbara Jo Bednarczuk, Patti Cohenour, Mary Ernster, Tom Galantich, David Girolmo, Joanna Glushak, Chris Hoch, Mary Claire King, Steffanie Leigh, Erik Liberman, Barbara Marineau, Donna Migliaccio, Stephanie Jae Park, Jennifer Rias, Angel Reda, and Tally Sessions.

Prior to Broadway, War Paint had a sold-out run in Chicago in summer 2016, becoming the most successful show in Goodman Theatre history.

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Patti LuPone Joan Marcus
Directed by Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal, If/Then, Grey Gardens), War Paint reunites 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). Choreography is by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli.

The musical 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, according to production notes, “tells the remarkable 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 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.”

Check out more photos from the Chicago production below:

First Look at War Paint Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole

Click here to read reviews from the Goodman production.

The musical is produced on Broadway by David Stone, Marc Platt, James L. Nederlander, Barbara Whitman, Patrick Catullo, Marcia Goldberg, Universal Stage Productions, Independent Presenters Network, and the Goodman Theatre.

The Chicago design and music team return for the Broadway production: scenic designer David Korins, costume designer Catherine Zuber, lighting designer Kenneth Posner, sound designer Brian Ronan, orchestrator Bruce Coughlin, and music director Lawrence Yurman. Casting is by Telsey + Co.

Tickets are available for purchase on and The Nederlander Theatre box office is open for business Monday–Saturday, 10 AM–8 PM, and Sundays from noon to 6 PM.

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