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Overview

Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden defined beauty standards for the first half of the twentieth 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 fifty-year tug-of-war would give birth to an industry. From Fifth Avenue society to the halls of Congress, their rivalry was relentless and legendary – pushing both women to build international empires in a world dominated by men.

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Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol

Details

  • Genre: Adaptations (Literature), Biography, Period
  • Time Period: 1960s, 1950s, 1940s / WWII, 1930s
  • Cast Attributes: Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Adult

Authors

Doug Wright

Doug Wright’s play Quills premiered at Washington, D.C.'s Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in 1995 and subsequently had its debut Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop. Quills garnered the 1995 Kesselring Prize for Best New American Play from the National Arts Club and, for Wright, a 1996 Village Voice Obie Award for ...

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Michael Korie

MICHAEL KORIE is the lyricist of the Broadway musical War Paint, starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, and is the recipient of this year’s Marc Blitzstein Award given by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Writing for musical theater, he created the lyrics to composer Scott Frankel’s music for War Paint, ...

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Scott Frankel

Scott Frankel was nominated for Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for his work on Grey Gardens. He's written the music for Doll (Ravina Festival; Richard Rogers Award) and Meet Mister Future (winner, Global Search for New Musicals), both with lyricist/librettist Michael Korie. As a music director, conducto ...

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