War Paint

Book by Doug Wright
Music by 
Scott Frankel
Lyrics by 
Michael Korie
Directed by Michael Greif
Starts June 28, 2016 in the Albert Theatre

Two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole star in a World Premiere musical about two business titans—and their infamous rivalry.

Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden defined beauty standards for the first half of the 20th Century. Brilliant innovators with humble roots, both 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.  From Fifth Avenue society to the halls of Congress, their remarkable rivalry was ruthless, relentless and legendary—pushing both women to build international empires in a world dominated by men. Patti LuPone (Evita, Gypsy) and Christine Ebersole (Grey Gardens, 42nd Street go head-to-head in this World Premiere musical about two legendary ladies who forever changed the business of beauty from the acclaimed Broadway team of librettist Doug Wright (Grey Gardens, I Am My Own Wife, The Little Mermaid); composer Scott Frankel and lyricist Michael Korie (Grey Gardens, Far From Heaven); and director Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal, If/Then and Grey Gardens).

PRESS RELEASES
August 11, 2016 | War Paint is the Most Successful Musical in Goodman Theatre’s History
July 18, 2016 | War Paint Opens Tonight at Goodman Theatre
June 28, 2016 | Second and Final Extension Announced for War Paint  
May 26, 2016 | Casting is Complete for War Paint
April 14, 2016 | John Dossett and Douglas Sills Join the Cast of War Paint
February 19, 2016 | Tony Award Winner Christopher Gattelli to Choreograph War Paint
November 12, 2015 | Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole to Star in World Premiere Musical

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Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole 
 
Patti LuPone  
Christine Ebersole  
Scott Frankel 
Christopher Gattelli 
Doug Wright
John Dossett and Douglas Sills 

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    Patti LuPone (Helena Rubinstein) in War Paint, a world premiere musical by librettist Doug Wright, composer Scott Frankel and lyricist Michael Korie. Directed by Michael Greif at Goodman Theatre (June 28 – August 21). GoodmanTheatre.org/Warpaint

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    Christine Ebersole (Elizabeth Arden) in War Paint, a world premiere musical by librettist Doug Wright, composer Scott Frankel and lyricist Michael Korie. Directed by Michael Greif at Goodman Theatre (June 28 – August 21). GoodmanTheatre.org/Warpaint

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    Patti LuPone (Helena Rubinstein) sings “Forever Beautiful” in War Paint, a world premiere musical by librettist Doug Wright, composer Scott Frankel and lyricist Michael Korie. Directed by Michael Greif at Goodman Theatre (June 28 – August 21). GoodmanTheatre.org/Warpaint

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    Christine Ebersole (Elizabeth Arden) sings “Pink” in War Paint, a world premiere musical by librettist Doug Wright, composer Scott Frankel and lyricist Michael Korie. Directed by Michael Greif at Goodman Theatre (June 28 – August 21). GoodmanTheatre.org/Warpaint

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    Patti LuPone (Helena Rubinstein) and Douglas Sills (Harry Fleming) in War Paint, a world premiere musical by librettist Doug Wright, composer Scott Frankel and lyricist Michael Korie. Directed by Michael Greif at Goodman Theatre (June 28 – August 21). GoodmanTheatre.org/Warpaint

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    Christine Ebersole (Elizabeth Arden) and John Dossett (Tommy Lewis) in War Paint, a world premiere musical by librettist Doug Wright, composer Scott Frankel and lyricist Michael Korie. Directed by Michael Greif at Goodman Theatre (June 28 – August 21). GoodmanTheatre.org/Warpaint

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    PATTI LUPONE* (Helena Rubinstein) was recently seen as Dr. Seward on the Showtime television series Penny Dreadful after appearing in the series’ previous season as a different character, Joan Clayton, for which she was nominated for a Critics Choice Award.  She returns to Chicago after a string of annual appearances at the Ravinia Festival, where she starred in concert versions of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Little Night MusicPassionSunday in the Park with GeorgeAnyone Can WhistleGypsy andAnnie Get Your Gun. A two-time Tony Award winner for her performances as Madame Rose in the 2008 Broadway revival of Gypsy and Eva Peron in Evita, her recent New York stage credits include Douglas Carter Beane’s Shows for Days (Lincoln Center Theater), Anna 1 in The Seven Deadly Sins (guest soloist with the New York City Ballet), Company(New York Philharmonic), David Mamet’s The Anarchist and the musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations).  Her previous credits include John Doyle’s production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations), PassionCandideCan CanNoises Off, a concert version of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (New York Philharmonic debut), The Old Neighborhood,Master ClassPatti LuPone on Broadway (Outer Critics Circle Award), Pal Joey,Anything Goes (Tony Award nomination, Drama Desk Award), Oliver!Accidental Death of an AnarchistThe WoodsEdmondThe Cradle Will RockWorkingThe Water Engine andThe Robber Bridegroom (Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations). In London, she created the roles of Fantine in Les Miserables (Olivier Award) and Norma Desmond inSunset Boulevard (Olivier nomination) and reprised her Broadway performances in Master Class and The Cradle Will Rock  Opera credits include the Los Angeles Opera’s productions of John Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles and Brecht-Weill’s The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (debut), Jake Heggie’s To Hell and Back (San Francisco’s Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Ravinia Festival) and Marc Blitzstein’s Regina(Kennedy Center). Film credits include ParkerUnion SquareCity by the Sea, David Mamet’s Heist and State and MainJust LookingSummer of SamDriving Miss Daisy andWitness. Television credits include GirlsAmerican Horror Story: CovenUgly BettyWill & GracePassionSweeney ToddOzMonday Night MayhemEvening at the Pops with John Williams and Yo Yo Ma, Frasier (Emmy Award nomination), Law & OrderThe Water EngineL.B.J. and Life Goes On. Recordings, in addition to many original cast recordings, include Patti LuPone LiveMatters of the HeartThe Lady with the TorchPatti LuPone at Les Mouches and Far Away Places. Ms. LuPone is a founding member of the Drama Division of The Juilliard School and of John Houseman’s The Acting Company. She is the author of The New York Times best-seller, Patti LuPone: A Memoir.

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  • _Christine Ebersole
    _Christine Ebersole

    CHRISTINE EBERSOLE* (Elizabeth Arden) A native of Winnetka, Illinois, Ms. Ebersole received virtually every off-Broadway award and her second Tony Award for Leading Actress in a Musical for her dual performance as Edith Beale and Little Edie Beale in Grey Gardens. Other Broadway credits include her Tony Award-winning performance as Dorothy Brock in the smash hit revival 42nd StreetDinner at Eight (Tony and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations), Steel Magnolias, On the Twentieth Century, I Love My Wife, Angel Street, Oklahoma, Camelot opposite Richard Burton, The Best Man and the recent revival of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, co-starring with Dame Angela Lansbury. She has starred in five City Center Encores! productions, and received an Obie Award and a Drama Desk Award nomination for her work in Alan Bennett's Talking Heads. Ms. Ebersole has appeared in over 20 feature films including The Wolf Of Wall StreetAmadeus, Tootsie, Richie Rich, Black Sheep, My Favorite Martian, Dead Again, Folks!, True Crime, My Girl 2 and The Big Wedding, which also features an original composition that she wrote and sang for the end credits of the film. Her television credits include being a regular cast member of Saturday Night Live's 1981/1982 season, the First Lady on the CBS hit show Madame Secretary, Unbreakable Kimmy SchmidtAmerican Horror Story: Coven, Royal Pains, three seasons of Sullivan and Son for TBS, Ugly Betty, Law & Order: SVU, Boston Legal, Will & Grace, and she starred as Tessie Tura in the TV movie Gypsy with Bette Midler. Ms. Ebersole has performed in the concert version of the opera The Grapes of Wrath at Carnegie Hall, and she appeared with the San Francisco Symphony at Carnegie Hall in a tribute to Leonard Bernstein. She performed at Boston's Symphony Hall and Tanglewood starring as Desiree Armfeldt in a concert version of A Little Night Music with the Boston Pops. In televised concerts, she has often appeared on PBS, including her star turns in Ira Gershwin at 100: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall and The Rodgers & Hart Story: Thou Swell, Thou Witty. She has performed on the Kennedy Center Honors, for Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jerry Herman. As a recording artist, she has released several albums including Live at the Cinegrill, Sunday in New York, In Your Dreams, Christine Ebersole Sings Noel Coward and Strings Attached. ChristineEbersole.com

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  • 03John Dossett
    03John Dossett

    JOHN DOSSETT* (Tommy Lewis) Broadway credits include Chicago, Pippin, Newsies, Mamma Mia!, The Constant Wife, Democracy, Gypsy (Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations), Dinner at Eight, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Ragtime, Prelude to a Kiss, Mastergate, Fifth of July and King of Schnorrers. Off-Broadway credits include Giant (The Public Theater/Dallas Theater Center, Drama Desk Award nomination); Down the Road and White People (Atlantic Theater Company); Saved! (Playwrights Horizons); Hello Again and The Clean House (Lincoln Center Theater); Poster of Cosmos, Sunshine, Reckless, Child Byron and The Diviners (Circle Repertory Theatre) and Trudy Blue (MCC Theater). National tour credits include Kiss of the Spider Woman. Regional credits include Newsies and Paper Moon (Paper Mill Playhouse), First Wives Club (The Old Globe), Dinner with Friends (Variety Arts), How I Learned to Drive (Philadelphia Theatre Company), Ragtime (Shubert Theatre) and Elmer Gantry and Captain’s Courageous (Ford's Theatre).

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  • 04Douglas Sills
    04Douglas Sills

    DOUGLAS SILLS* (Tommy Lewis) received Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations for his performance as the title character in The Scarlet Pimpernel on Broadway. Additional Broadway credits include Living on Love opposite Renee Fleming and Little Shop of Horrors (Drama League Award). National tour credits include The Scarlet Pimpernel (Ovation Award), The Addams Family, The Secret Garden and Into the Woods. Off-Broadway credits include My Favorite Year (York Theatre); Lady Be Good, Music in the Air and Carnival (Encores!); On the 20th Century and Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol (The Actors Fund) and Moonlight & Magnolias (Manhattan Theatre Club). Regional theater credits include His Girl Friday (La Jolla Playhouse), Ride the Tiger (Long Wharf Theater), White Noise (Royal George Theatre), Peter Pan (Paper Mill Playhouse), She Loves Me (Westport Country Playhouse), A Little Night Music (Kennedy Center), Much Ado About Nothing (South Coast Repertory), Mack & Mabel (Reprise LA) and numerous leading roles for the California Shakespeare Festival. Ms. Sills has appeared on television in recurring roles on CSI and The Closer, as well as Numb3rs, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Will & Grace. Film credits include the upcoming feature Erotic Fire of the Unattainable and Deuce Bigelow: European Gigolo. He attended the University of Michigan and the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.

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  • 05Mary Ernster
    05Mary Ernster

    MARY ERNSTER* (The Society Doyenne and others) returns to the Goodman, where she previously appeared in The House of Martin Guerre, Another Midsummer Night and three seasons of A Christmas Carol. Ms. Ernster won Jeff Awards for The King and I (Marriot Theatre) and Me and My Girl (Candlelight Dinner Playhouse), and received Jeff nominations for 1776 and The Light in the Piazza (Marriott Theatre), Wings (Apple Tree Theatre) and The Most Happy Fella (Drury Lane Theatre). Additional Chicago credits include The Murdered Sherlock Holmes (Mercury Theatre), My Fair Lady (Paramount Arts Center), The Merry Widow (Lyric Opera of Chicago), The Dead (Court Theatre), Beauty and the Beast (Chicago Shakespeare Theater) and Much Ado About Nothing (First Folio Theatre). Television credits include Normal, Love Hurts and Early Edition.

     

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  • 06Leslie Donna Flesner
    06Leslie Donna Flesner

    LESLIE DONNA FLESNER* (Tulip and others) makes her Goodman Theatre debut. Broadway credits include An American in Paris, Honeymoon in Vegas, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Chaplin, Follies and Finian's Rainbow. Off-Broadway credits include Fanny and Finian's Rainbow with Encores! Opera credits include Die Fledermaus at The Metropolitan Opera. Television credits include the 68th and 69th Annual Tony Awards, Boardwalk Empire and The Knick. Regional credits include work with the Paper Mill Playhouse, The Muny, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, North Shore Music Theater, Portland Center Stage and Ogunquit Playhouse. Ms. Flesner holds a BFA in musical theater from Florida State University.

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  • 07David Girolmo
    07David Girolmo

    DAVID GIROLMO* (Senator Royal Copeland and others) returns to the Goodman, where he previously appeared in The House of Martin Guerre, A Christmas Carol and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Chicago credits include work with Drury Lane Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Porchlight Music Theatre, Marriott Theatre, Paramount Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Theatre at the Center, Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, Mercury Theatre, Mayfair Theatre, Metropolis Performing Arts Center and Oak Park Festival. Mr. Girolmo received a Jeff Award for Phantom! and is a multiple nominee in both musical and play categories. Broadway credits include Candide, directed by Hal Prince. Regional credits include five seasons at Maine State Music Theatre, work with The Fulton Theatre (BroadwayWorld Award winner for And Then There Were None), The Boarshead Theatre (Wilde Award nomination), The Maltz Jupiter Theatre, The Lyceum Theatre, Skylight Opera Theatre and Canadian Stage Company. Film and television credits include Death of a President, ER, Crisis, Chicago P.D. and Empire. He is a councilor for Actors’ Equity Association.

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  • 08Joanna Glushak
    08Joanna Glushak

    JOANNA GLUSHAK* (The Countess and others) Broadway credits include A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Sunday in the Park with George, Les Misérables, Hairspray, Urinetown, Rags, Welcome to the Club, Conversations with my Father and Sweet Smell of Success. Additional New York credits include A Little Night Music and The Most Happy Fella with New York City Opera. National tour credits include Young Frankenstein, Xanadu, Evita and Fiddler on the Roof. Ms. Glushak is a graduate of The Yale School of Drama.

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  • 09Chris Hoch
    09Chris Hoch

    CHRIS HOCH* (Mr. Simms and others) Broadway credits include Amazing Grace, Matilda, La Cage aux Folles, Shrek, Spamalot, Dracula and Beauty and the Beast. Off-Broadway credits include Far From Heaven (Playwrights Horizons), Die Mommie Die!, Play It Cool and Face the Music (Encores!). National tours include Mary Poppins and Beauty and the Beast. Regional credits include A Christmas Story (Paper Mill Playhouse); Dracula, Zhivago, Palm Beach and Private Fittings (La Jolla Playhouse); Far From Heaven (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Amazing Grace (Goodspeed Opera); Next To Normal (Hangar Theatre); Spamalot (The Muny); Candide (Prince Music Theatre) and Picasso at the Lapin Agile (City Theatre). Television credits include 30 Rock, Guiding Light, All My Children, One Life to Live, The Good Wife, Gossip Girl and Braindead. He received his BFA from Carnegie Mellon University.

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  • 10Mary Claire King
    10Mary Claire King

    MARY CLAIRE KING* (Miss Beam and others) makes her Goodman Theatre debut. National tour credits include Catch Me If You Can. Regional credits include Inga in Young Frankenstein (BroadwayWorld Award) and Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Theatre by the Sea); Oliver! (Paper Mill Playhouse); Lois in Kiss Me, Kate and Penny in Hairspray (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse); Sister Act and Billy Elliot (North Shore Music Theatre) and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Flat Rock Playhouse). King is a member of Range A Cappella, which has been featured on E! Network’s Live from the Red Carpet Countdown to the 87th Annual Academy Awards and with Kelly Clarkson on her “Piece By Piece” tour at Radio City Music Hall. She received her BFA from Syracuse University. MaryClaireKing.com, on Twitter and Instagram at RangeAcappella.

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  • 11Steffanie Leigh
    11Steffanie Leigh

    STEFFANIE LEIGH* (Dorian Leigh and others) Broadway credits include Gigi and Mary Poppins. National tour credits include Mary Poppins. New York and regional credits include Dani Girl (Exit, Pursued by a Bear), Jaques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (Alliance Theatre) and Into the Woods and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera). International credits include Venus in Fur (Singapore Repertory Theatre). Television credits include The Mysteries of Laura, The Following, The Good Wife and Members Only. Film credits include Easter Mysteries, American Dresser, Progress (and unrelated things) and They’re Out of the Business. Ms. Leigh has a BFA in acting and musical theater from Carnegie Mellon University. Steffanieleigh.com

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  • 12Erik Liberman
    12Erik Liberman

    ERIK LIBERMAN* (Charles Revson and others) Broadway credits include LoveMusik. Off-Broadway credits include Dani Girl, For Elise, Minnie's Boys, The Calamity of Kat Kat and Willie, Mabou Mines Dollhouse (also world tour) and The Most Ridiculous Thing You Ever Hoid (New York Musical Theatre Festival Award)National tour credits include Fiddler on the Roof. Regional credits include. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (La Jolla Playhouse and Paper Mill Playhouse), Somewhere in Time (Portland Center Stage), Into the Woods (Baltimore Center Stage and Westport Country Playhouse, Connecticut Critics Circle Award), Merrily We Roll Along (Signature Theatre, Helen Hayes Award) and Reefer Madness! (Hudson Theater, Ovation and Garland Awards). Concerts include Carol Burnett's Hollywood Arms at Merkin Hall, with Tyne Daly, and Raising the Roof at Town Hall with Chita Rivera and Joshua Bell (also co-conceiver/co-director). Mr. Liberman is the winner of the Lotte Lenya Competition for Singers, YoungArts and The Moth. Television credits include Vinyl , The Knick and Unforgettable. Erikliberman.org and on Twitter @erikliberman

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  • 13Barbara Marineau
    13Barbara Marineau

    BARBARA MARINEAU* (The Grand Dame and others) Broadway credits include A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, The Women, Beauty and the Beast, King David, A Christmas Carol, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and Shenandoah. National tour credits include My Fair Lady, Pippin, Falsettos, Grand Hotel, Into the Woods and The Robber Bridegroom (Carbonell Award for Best Actress).  Off-Broadway credits include Man of No Importance (Lincoln Center Theater), Donnybrook (Irish Repertory Theatre), My Favorite Year and A Time for Singing (York Theatre) and Long Island Sound (The Actor’s Company Theatre). Regional credits include The Music Man (Guthrie Theater), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Goodspeed Opera, Connecticut Critics Circle Award) and A Catered Affair (Farmers Alley Theatre, Oscar Wilde Award). Film and television credits include Man on a Ledge, The Book of Daniel, Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Third Watch, The View and a "That's on E-Bay" commercial directed by Sam Mendes. A Western Michigan University Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, Ms. Marineau shares a musical theater scholarship in her name with Marin Mazzie.

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  • 14Stephanie Jae Park
    14Stephanie Jae Park

    STEPHANIE JAE PARK makes her Goodman Theatre debut, returning to Chicago after appearing in Oklahoma! at the Lyric Opera. Broadway credits include The King and I (Lincoln Center Theater)National tour credits include Cinderella. Regional credits include The King and IThe Addams Family and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (The Muny); Legally Blonde (Arvada Center) and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Showboat Majestic). She is a graduate of the College-Conservatory of Music at University of Cincinnati.

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  • 15Angel Reda
    15Angel Reda

    ANGEL REDA* (Miss Smythe and others) is direct from Chicago on Broadway, where she is currently featured in the musical's new global ad campaign. Last year, she made her debut as Roxie Hart after playing her counterpart, Velma Kelly, in 2013. Additional New York credits include No, No, Nanette. Los Angeles credits include Wicked (Elphaba understudy) and Follies. National tour credits include Hugh Jackman in Performance and Sweet Charity. Regional credits include leading roles in Victor/Victoria (Theatre Under the Stars), Damn Yankees (Goodspeed Opera House) and Intimate Apparel (Pasadena Playhouse). Film and television credits include The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Zombeo & Juliecula, Outside the Box-Chinatown, Aexis and The Stepford Wives. Ms. Reda holds a BFA from College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati and earned the CEA Award for Best Actress in a Musical for The Wild Party.

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  • 16War Paint, Author
    16War Paint, Author

    DOUG WRIGHT (Book) earned the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for his play I Am My Own Wife. Other stage works include Grey Gardens (Tony Award nomination), The Little Mermaid and Hands on a Hardbody. Film credits include Quills, based on his Obie Award-winning play, nominated for three Academy Awards. Television credits include Tony Bennett: An American Classic, directed by Rob Marshall. Honors include Benjamin Dank Prize, the American Academy of Arts and Letters; the Tolerance Prize, Kulturforum Europa and the Paul Selvin Award, Writers Guild of America. He is the president of the Dramatists Guild, a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers and on the board of the New York Theatre Workshop. 

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  • 17War Paint, Composer
    17War Paint, Composer

    SCOTT FRANKEL (Lyrics) was nominated for Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his work on Grey Gardens, which ran at Playwrights Horizons before moving to Broadway. Since then, the show has been performed regularly across the country as well as internationally. He also wrote the music for Far From Heaven (Playwrights Horizons, Williamstown Theatre Festival), Finding Neverland (UK premiere, 2012), Happiness (Lincoln Center Theater), Doll (Ravinia Festival, Richard Rodgers Award) and Meet Mister Future (winner, Global Search for New Musicals), all with lyricist Michael Korie. Mr. Frankel is the recipient of the ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award and the Frederick Loewe Award. He was the 2011/2012 Frances & William Schuman Fellow at The MacDowell Colony and is a graduate of Yale University.

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  • 18War Paint, Lyricist
    18War Paint, Lyricist

    MICHAEL KORIE (Lyrics) created lyrics to Scott Frankel’s music for Grey Gardens, Far From Heaven, Doll, Happiness and Meet Mister Future. Their scores have been nominated for Tony and Drama Desk Awards, received The Outer Critics Circle Award and have been produced on Broadway, Playwrights Horizons, Lincoln Center Theater, throughout the U.S., in Europe and South America. War Paint reunites them with playwright Doug Wright who wrote the book to Grey Gardens, which premiered earlier this year in London and opens in Los Angeles this summer. Mr. Korie’s original librettos to operas composed by Stewart Wallace include Where’s Dick?, Kabbalah, Hopper’s Wife and Harvey Milk. He adapted John Steinbeck’s novel for the libretto to The Grapes of Wrath, composed by Ricky Ian Gordon. His opera work has been produced at San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Minnesota Opera, New York City Opera, BAM Next Wave Festival, Carnegie Hall and Los Angeles’ Walt Disney Concert Hall. Mr. Korie collaborated with co-lyricist Amy Powers on lyrics to the musical Doctor Zhivago, composed by Lucy Simon and produced in Australia, Korea, Scandinavia and on Broadway in 2015. Mr. Korie has enjoyed collaborations with other playwrights including Richard Greenberg, Michael Weller and John Weidman, and with directors Michael Greif, Des McAnuff, Christopher Alden, Susan Stroman and Richard Foreman. For his work in both musical theater and opera, Mr. Korie received this year’s Marc Blitzstein Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His lyrics have received the Edward Kleban Prize, Jonathan Larson Award and the ASCAP Richard Rodgers Award. He serves on the council of The Dramatists Guild, chairs the Opera Librettists Committee and moderates the musical theater division of the Dramatist Guild Fund Fellows Program. He teaches lyric writing at Yale University. MichaelKorie.com

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  • 19War Paint, Director
    19War Paint, Director

    MICHAEL GREIF (Director) Broadway credits include Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's Next to Normal and If/Then, as well as Never Gonna Dance, Grey Gardens and Rent. Recent work includes Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and Steven Levenson’s musical Dear Evan Hansen at Arena Stage and off-Broadway’s Second Stage Theatre; Katori Hall’s Our Lady of Kibeho and Angels in America at New York's Signature Theatre; the premiere of Tony Kushner's The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide... at The Public Theater and The Tempest, Winter's Tale and Romeo and Juliet at The Public's Delacorte Theater. Regional work includes premieres and revivals at Williamstown Theatre Festival (10 seasons), La Jolla Playhouse (artistic director from 1995 through 1999), Center Stage, Mark Taper Forum, Dallas Theatre Center and Trinity Repertory Company. Additional off-Broadway credits includes plays and musicals at Playwrights Horizons, Roundabout Theatre Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, MCC Theater and the New York Theater Workshop, where he is an artistic associate. Mr. Greif holds a BS from Northwestern University and MFA from University of California, San Diego.

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  • 20War Paint, Set Designer
    20War Paint, Set Designer

    DAVID KORINS (Set Designer) most recently collaborated at the Goodman on Chinglish(also on Broadway) during the 2010/2011 Season. Additional Broadway credits includeMisery, Hamilton, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Motown, Bring it On, Magic/Bird, The Pee-wee Herman ShowLombardiPassing Strange, Bridge & Tunnel,AnnieGodspell and the upcoming The Bandstand. Off-Broadway credits include Dear Evan Hansen and Swimming in the Shallows at Second Stage Theatre; When the Rain Stops Falling (Lucille Lortel Award) and Stunning at Lincoln Center Theater; The Marriage of Bette & Boo at Roundabout Theatre Company; The Wiz at New York City Center; The Receptionist at Manhattan Theatre Club; Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them (Drama Desk and Henry Hewes Design awards), Hamilton, Here Lies Love, Hamlet(Shakespeare in the Park), In the Wake, Yellow Face and Passing Strange at The Public Theater; Hunting and Gathering at Primary Stages; Jack Goes Boating at LAByrinth Theater Company; Fly By Night, Assistance and Miss Witherspoon at Playwrights Horizons; Found and Farragut North at Atlantic Theater Company and Blackbird (Henry Hewes Design Award) and Orange Flower Water at Edge Theater Company. Regionally, his designs have been seen at La Jolla Playhouse, the Alliance Theatre, Center Theater Group, The Old Globe, American Conservatory Theater, the Geffen Playhouse, The Santa Fe Opera, the Guthrie Theater, San Francisco Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago. Film and television credits include Winter Passing, Blackbird, Grease Live and The Onion News Network. He has designed concerts for Kanye West, Sia, Mariah Carey and the Bonnaroo festival.  

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  • 21War Paint, Costume Designer
    21War Paint, Costume Designer

    CATHERINE ZUBER (Costume Designer) returns to the Goodman, where she previously designed Heartbreak House and The Light in the Piazza (also on Broadway, Tony Award). Additional Broadway credits include The Father; Fiddler on the Roof; The King and I (Tony Award); Gigi; The Bridges of Madison County; Outside Mullingar; Macbeth; The Big Knife; Golden Boy; Dead Accounts; An Enemy of the People; On a Clear Day You Can See Forever; Born Yesterday; How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; Elling; Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown; Mrs. Warren’s Profession; Oleanna; The Royal Family (Tony Award); Joe Turner’s Come and Gone; Impressionism; A Man for All Seasons; Cry-Baby; South Pacific (Tony Award); Mauritius; The Coast of Utopia (Tony Award); Awake and Sing!; In My Life; A Naked Girl on the Appalachian Way; Doubt; Little Women; Dracula; Frozen; Dinner at Eight; Twelfth Night; Ivanov; Triumph of Love; London Assurance; The Rose Tattoo; Philadelphia, Here I Come; The Sound of Music and The Red Shoes. Off-Broadway credits include designs for New York Theater Workshop, Theater for a New Audience, The Public Theater, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Playwrights Horizons, Roundabout Theatre Company and Second Stage Theatre, among many others. Regional credits include work with the Kennedy Center, Hartford Stage, the Stratford Festival, Shakespeare Theater, Center Stage, La Jolla Playhouse, American Repertory Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre and the Guthrie Theater. Opera credits include Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Doctor Atomic, Le Comte Ory, Les Contes d'Hoffman, L'Elisir d'Amore and Otello (Metropolitan Opera) and Carousel, Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Romeo et Juliet (Lyric Opera of Chicago).

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  • 22War Paint, Lighting Designer
    22War Paint, Lighting Designer

    KENNETH POSNER (Lighting Designer) previously designed lighting for the Goodman’s produc­tions of Crowns, Griller and A Touch of the Poet (Jeff Award nomination). Other Chicago credits include Mother Courage and Her Children at Steppenwolf Theatre Company; The Taming of the Shrew, Troilus and Cressida and Richard III at Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Fidelio and Electra for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He has designed lighting for more than 50 Broadway plays and musicals, including Tuck Everlasting; On Your Feet!; Finding Neverland; Disgraced; If/Then; Pippin; Kinky Boots; Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella; Harvey; Other Desert Cities; The Columnist; The Best Man; Catch Me If You Can; The Merchant of Venice; The Royal Family; A Life in the Theatre; The Coast of Utopia: Shipwreck; The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Swing!; You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Hairspray; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; Legally Blonde; The Odd Couple; Side Man; Glengarry Glen Ross; 9 to 5: The Musical and Wicked. He designs extensively off-Broadway, in resident theaters throughout the United States and internationally. He has received Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Crit­ics’ Circle, Jeff and Obie Awards.

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  • 23War Paint, Orchestrator
    23War Paint, Orchestrator

    BRUCE COUGHLIN (Orchestrator) Broadway credits include The Wild Party, The Light in the Piazza (Tony and Drama Desk Awards), Urinetown, Grey Gardens (Tony Award nomination), 9 To 5, Annie Get Your Gun, The Sound of Music, Once Upon a Mattress and The King and I, as well as contributing orchestrations for Big Fish, On the Twentieth Century, Something Rotten and On the Town. Off-Broadway credits include Far From Heaven and Floyd Collins (Obie Award) at Playwrights Horizon; Happiness at Lincoln Center Theater and Giant, First Daughter Suite (co-orchestrator) and See What I Wanna See at The Public Theater. United Kingdom credits include Assassins, Urinetown and Finding Neverland. Regional credits include Amélie (Berkeley Repertory Theatre), Children of Eden (Paper Mill Playhouse), A Room with a View (5th Avenue Theatre) and Tales of the City (American Conservatory Theatre). Opera credits include The Grapes of Wrath, 27 and Morning Star. Film credits include Hairspray and Fantasia 2000 (principal arranger). Brucecoughlin.com

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  • 24War Paint, Sound Designer
    24War Paint, Sound Designer

    BRIAN RONAN (Sound Designer) Mr. Ronan has designed sound for over 30 Broadway shows including Tuck Everlasting; The Last Ship; Beautiful! The Carole King Musical; Bring It On; Nice Work If You Can Get It; The Book of Mormon; Anything Goes; American Idiot; Promises, Promises; Next to Normal; Spring Awakening; Curtains; Grey Gardens and The Pajama Game. Off-Broadway credits include Lazarus, Giant, Rent, Everyday Rapture, Saved, 10 Million Miles and Bug. Regional credits include Bonnie & Clyde (La Jolla Playhouse), Dancing in the Dark (The Old Globe), Bleacher Bums (Royal George Theatre). He is the recipient of Obie, Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, Olivier and Tony Awards. 

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