The war is coming to an end.

The Atlanta Lyric Theatre concludes the first show of its 40th season on Sunday with War Paint, a musical about the rivalry between queens of the beauty industry, Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden. As the Lyric closes its curtain on this regional premiere, we’re taking one last look at the glamorous production.


Quick facts
Susan Reid directs this “uplifting feminist celebration,” with choreographer Lauren Brooke Tatum and assistant director/music director Bethany Irby at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre (548 South Marietta Pkwy., Marietta) through September 1.

Bonus tidbits for theatre nerds
Broadway divas Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole starred in the short-lived 2016 Broadway run, featuring music by Scott Frankel, lyrics by Michael Korie, and book by Doug Wright. It earned four Tony Award nominations, two for its leading ladies.

Cast
Mary Nye Bennett (Atlanta Lyric’s Spamalot) as Helena Rubinstein, Pamela Gold (City Springs Theatre Company’s Billy Elliot) as Elizabeth Arden, Lowrey Brown (the Alliance Theatre’s A Christmas Carol) as Tommy Lewis, Brian Kurlander (Atlanta Lyric’s Oliver!) as Harry Fleming, with Luis Hernandez, Kiley Washington, Kandice Arrington, Christy Baggett, Cynthia Caldwell, Kara Noel Harrington, Brian Jordan, Alyssa Michele, Jessica Pack Olson, Mona Swain, and David J. Wilkerson III.

About those tickets…
$36-$74, at Atlanta Lyric’s website here.

Photo credit: Cayce Calloway

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