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“War Paint” Starring Patti Lupone Nominated For Top Chicago Theater Awards

The new musical “War Paint,” which tells the story of the 20th-century makeup mavens Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein, has been nominated for five of Chicago’s Equity Jeff Awards, the region’s top theatrical awards. The musical, which closed at the Goodman Theater on August 21st, starred Christine Ebersole as Arden and Patti LuPone as Rubinstein. Both actresses were nominated for the award for best actress in a principal role in a musical. The musical’s other nominations are for best large-scale musical production and best lighting and costume design.

Forward critic Julia M. Klein dubbed the production “uneven and ultimately unsatisfying, but gorgeously designed and infrequently dull.” Read her full review at the link below.

Talya Zax is the Forward’s summer culture fellow. Contact her at [email protected] or on Twitter, @TalyaZax

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