Intimate Apparel

UPDATE: This production has been postponed until Fall 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lincoln Center Theater presents a new opera as part of its 2020-2021 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.


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
Jennifer Tipton
Marc Salzberg
Michael Yeargan
Dianne McIntyre
Catherine Zuber
Cast list:
Justin Austin (George Armstrong), Kearstin Piper Brown (Esther), Adrienne Danrich (Mrs. Dickson), Arnold Livingston Geis (Mr. Marks), Naomi Louisa O’Connell (Mrs. Van Buren) and Krysty Swann (Mayme) with Dominic Armstrong, Errin Duane Brooks, Helena Brown, Chanáe Curtis, Adrienne Danrich, Leroy Y. Davis, Matthew Gamble, Christian Mark Gibbs, Tesia Kwarteng, Anna Laurenzo, Justin Lee Miller, Jasmine Muhammad and Kimberli Render.
Other info:
Music Direction by Steven Osgood and Projections by 59 Productions
Intimate Apparel Performance Dates & Times
Expected Fall 2021

Lincoln Center Theater - Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater

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