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Broadway's 'War Paint' Teaches Us to Embrace Risk and Never Settle

Actresses Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole share what the first female celebrity entrepreneurs can teach us today.

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In the early 1900s, Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden were considered two of the first female celebrity entrepreneurs in America. They built competing cosmetic empires at a time when women were rarely welcome in the workplace. Now they're subjects of the new Broadway musical War Paint -- and the Tony Award-winning actors who portray them, Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, say their lessons are just as relevant today. 

Joan Marcus
From left: Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole.

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