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War Paint is primarily an opportunity to savor two of Broadway’s reigning divas Ms. Patti Lupone and Ms. Christine Ebersole commanding the stage with overwhelming power in volume and skill. This show will not last ten minutes after one or both leave (no matter which boldface name replaces them) and it will not (or should not) tour. So see it now in New York because double acts of this quality don’t come around often.
This droll, tuneful and thoroughly winning burlesque bears little resemblance to the New York corpse whose sole virtue was comic genius Nathan Lane in the lead as Gomez.Taking the show for the vision its creators wanted to achieve, this vastly improved version is an unreserved delight.