Intimate Apparel

Lincoln Center Theater presents a new opera as part of its 2019-2020 season. Intimate Apparel features music by Ricky Ian Gordon and a libretto by Lynn Nottage, based on her critically acclaimed play, which won the Outer Critics Circle Award for "Best Off-Broadway Play" after its 2004 premiere.

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About Intimate Apparel:

Set in turn of the century New York, Intimate Apparel tells the story of Esther, a lonely, single African-American woman who makes her living sewing beautiful corsets and ladies’ undergarments.  Seeking love and romance, Esther embarks on a letter writing relationship with a mysterious suitor laboring on the Panama Canal, and realizes that only her self-reliance and certainty of her own worth will see her through life’s challenges.

Music by Ricky Ian Gordon and a Libretto by Lynn Nottage, based on her critically acclaimed play
Lincoln Center Theater and the Metropolitan Opera
Bartlett Sher
Intimate Apparel Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
February 27, 2020
Opening date: 
March 23, 2020
May 3, 2020

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Lincoln Center Theater - Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater

150 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023
Nearest subway station:
66th Street - Lincoln Center station

Latest Intimate Apparel News & Features

Lynn Nottage & Bartlett Sher
Lincoln Center Theater presents a new operatic version of Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel, directed by Bartlett Sher
May 29, 2019

Lincoln Center Theater presents a new opera Intimate Apparel as part of its 2019-2020 season, scheduled to begin previews at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater on February 27, 2020, ahead of an official opening on March 23 and a limited engagement through May 3, 2020.