War Paint


April 24 – May 16, 2020

Book by Doug Wright

Music by Scott Frankel

Lyrics by Michael Korie

Directed and Choreographed by Julia Deter

Sponsored by Jennifer and Wilson Schünemann 

Hailed as “thoroughly compelling and masterfully entertaining” WAR PAINT is the true-to-life story of Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubenstein, masters of self-invention and titans of the cosmetics industry who became the country’s first major female entrepreneurs in a time when only men were thought to be capable of building international empires. This fascinating, female-forward bio-musical spans their 50 year rivalry, is a master-class for two stars and will feature Boston’s own leading ladies, Leigh Barrett and Shana Dirik in one of the first productions in the country since the musical closed on Broadway in November, 2017.


Leigh Barrett* as Elizabeth Arden

Shana Dirik* as Helena Rubinstein

Kevin Cirone* as Tommy Lewis

Todd Yard as Harry Fleming



Jennifer Bubriski

Vanessa Calantropo

Doug Hodge

Sabrina Koss

Lori L'Italien

Ashley Nicole Martin

Jeff Mitchell

Kara Chu Nelson

Dan Prior*

Rachel Tata

Rebekah Turner


Directed and Choreographed by Julia Deter

Music Directed by Dan Rodriguez

Stage Manager: Nicole O'Keeffe

Scenic Designer: Janie Howland

Lighting Designer: SeifAllah Sallotto-Cristobal

Sound Designer: Elizabeth Havenor

Costume Designer: Brian Simons

Properties and Set Dressing by Sarajane Morse Mullins

Hair Designer: Marc Capizzi


04/24/2020 - 8:00pm
04/25/2020 - 8:00pm
04/26/2020 - 3:00pm
04/30/2020 - 7:30pm
05/01/2020 - 8:00pm
05/02/2020 - 8:00pm
05/03/2020 - 3:00pm
05/07/2020 - 7:30pm
05/08/2020 - 8:00pm
05/09/2020 - 8:00pm
05/10/2020 - 3:00pm
05/14/2020 - 7:30pm
05/15/2020 - 8:00pm
05/16/2020 - 8:00pm