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Hot Clip of the Day: Celebrate National Pink Day With Christine Ebersole's Colorful Tune

June 23rd, 2020 by

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Each day, the Bbox team trolls YouTube for the hot clip—sometimes it's a brand-new moment and sometimes it's a throwback to an oldie but goodie. No matter what praise hands are shot up, pearls are clutched and the repeat button is hit.

"Forever Beautiful" / "Pink" / "Face to Face" from War Paint (Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole)


Ulterior Motives: Believe it or not, it is 'National Pink Day.' We couldn't think of anything lovelier than our Glinda - Christine Ebersole singing her Act 2 War Paint showstopper "Pink" as beauty giant Elizabeth Arden. The show's lush score was written by Scott Frankel and Michael Korie who had worked with Christine on her Tony winning turn in Grey Gardens.

Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: Yes we're focusing on "Pink" which starts at 1:20 but watch the whole clip because Patti and Christine sound incredible on their respective songs and when they duet together on "Face to Face." "Face to Face" could be its own whole article on the extraordinary harmonies (3:14-3:24!!) and vocal stylings throughout by both superstars. 3:25 - 3:28, Patti's "we cling to our instinctive grudges" and 3:28 - 3:33, Christine's "like two horses at an endless steeple chase." Christine's divine placement on "horses" and Patti's effortless vibrato on "grudges." We digress. And we love them so. Back to "Pink"! Christine's acting is so nuanced and her voice floats throughout this beautiful melody. 2:34 - 2:54, those 20 seconds are a play in itself. Brilliant.