Mary Claire King makes Broadway debut in ‘War Paint’

As dancers, we buy and wear a lot of makeup—red lipstick, false eyelashes, peachy-pink blush, and so much more.  But have you ever wondered about the history of the makeup industry in our country?  A new Broadway musical, WAR PAINT, explores the complex careers and personal lives of legendary makeup entrepreneurs, Helena Rubenstein and Elizabeth Arden (played by Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, respectively).  The poignant original musical illuminates the challenges behind each woman’s impressive career (racial discrimination, strained relationships, legal battles, and unfair gender standards—just to name a few). But the show also underscores the magic of makeup, the pleasure in self-care, and the brilliance of female beauty…READ MORE

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