Lincoln Center Theater has now announced casting for its upcoming production of new opera Intimate Apparel. As previously reported, the LCT production is 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.
UPDATE: This production has been postponed until spring 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Tickets will be on sale soon.
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.