Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole in the same musical – who would miss the opportunity to see the show? I heard the book was weak, and it was. It’s difficult to cram 50 years of two lives into two and a half hours. The protagonists are Helena Rubinstein (Patti) and Elizabeth Arden (Christine) and the subject is cosmetics, and very successful women who understood what women want and need, even when it involved a bit of deceit. Almost more singing than dialogue. Too bad that Stephen Sondheim wasn’t involved. The costumes were wonderful and the hats…well, see for yourselves.