Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Exclusive: Watch 'No One Does It For Us' From PBS' INTIMATE APPAREL Live Capture

The new live capture will air this Friday, September 23 at 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS.

This Friday, September 23, Great Performances on PBS will premiere a live capture of the recent Off-Broadway production of Intimate Apparel.

Featuring a libretto by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, the opera is directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher.

BroadwayWorld has exclusively shared a clip of "No One Does It For Us" from the upcoming live capture. In the song, Esther (Kearstin Piper Brown) and Mayme (Krysty Swann) imagine a world in which they can achieve their dreams for the future.

Set in turn of the century New York, GREAT PERFORMANCES "Intimate Apparel" tells the story of Esther (Kearstin Piper Brown), a lonely, single African American woman who makes her living sewing corsets and ladies' undergarments.

Seeking love and romance, Esther's warm affection with an Orthodox Jewish fabric seller is socially taboo, but she embarks on a letter-writing relationship with a mysterious suitor laboring on the Panama Canal, eventually realizing that only her self-reliance will see her through life's challenges.

The production began performances onJanuary 13 and officially opened on January 31 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). The production closed on March 6.

Intimate Apparel features Justin Austin, Errin Duane Brooks, Kearstin Piper Brown, Chanáe Curtis, Adrienne Danrich, Jesse Darden, Arnold Livingston Geis, Tesia Kwarteng, Anna Laurenzo, Barrington Lee, Jasmine Muhammad, Naomi Louisa O'Connell, Adam Richardson, Kimberli Render, David Morgans Sanchez, Krysty Swann, Indra Thomas, Chabrelle Williams and Jorell Williams.

Intimate Apparel has choreography by Dianne McIntyre, sets by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Jennifer Tipton, sound by Marc Salzberg, projections by 59 Productions, casting by The Telsey Office, and music direction by Steven Osgood.

Watch the exclusive clip ahead of the September 23 broadcast at 9:00 p.m. ET here:


TodayTix

Related Stories

From This Author - Michael Major


Interview: Doug Jones & Sam Richardson Talk Honoring HOCUS POCUS Fans Through New SequelInterview: Doug Jones & Sam Richardson Talk Honoring HOCUS POCUS Fans Through New Sequel
September 30, 2022

Doug Jones has returned as Billy Butcherson for Hocus Pocus 2 and joining him in the film is Sam Richardson, who plays the new character of Gilbert. Watch BroadwayWorld's new video interview with Jones and Richardson as they discuss what to expect from the new and returning characters, Hocus Pocus' die-hard fans, the film's legacy, and more.

Korean Rapper Mushvenom Releases New AlbumKorean Rapper Mushvenom Releases New Album
September 30, 2022

In his new music video, Mushvenom stars in an out-of-this-world retro space galaxy. It features an eye-catching universe of planets and extraterrestrial beings and within seconds of the video, fans are transported to a cutting edge Metaverse world; perfectly visualizing the chic, trendsetting energy Mushvenom effortlessly weaves into his music.

Aluna & MK Link Up on New Single 'Kiss It Better'Aluna & MK Link Up on New Single 'Kiss It Better'
September 30, 2022

Combining euphoric breakdowns and a slick, pulsating bassline with Aluna’s vocals, ‘Kiss It Better’ is vocal-driven dance music at its very best. The track sees her continue her flurry of recent collaborative releases that includes ‘Mine O’ Mine’ with Jayda G, ‘Nowhere To Hide’ with Prettyboy D-O and Kooldrink, and ‘Follow You’ with Kornel Kovacs.

ABC News Studios Announces First Weekly Streaming News Magazine IMPACT X NIGHTLINEABC News Studios Announces First Weekly Streaming News Magazine IMPACT X NIGHTLINE
September 30, 2022

ABC News Studios will premiere “Impact x Nightline,” its first weekly streaming news magazine. Each week, ABC News’ correspondents will leave the anchor desk and studios behind, taking viewers on a journey straight to the source of the stories everyone is talking about, plus the ones no one has even heard of yet.

Zola Simone Releases New EP 'Flower'Zola Simone Releases New EP 'Flower'
September 30, 2022

‘Flower’, the new EP from pop singer and songwriter Zola Simone is out now. The 5 tracks on the EP tell the story of the different stages of a relationship through five songs. Simone sees the life cycle of a flower as a metaphor for a relationship; it buds, blooms, wilts and, sometimes, it dies.