Photo Flash: INTIMATE APPAREL, Starring Kelly McCreary, Celebrates Opening Night at Bay Street Theater
Bay Street Theater presents INTIMATE APPAREL now through July 30. The show opened to an exuberant full standing ovation on July 8, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! The play is by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and Tony nominee Lynn Nottage and directed by Bay Street Theater Artistic Director Scott Schwartz. Kelly McCreary, currently one of the stars of Grey's Anatomy on ABC, stars as Esther Mills.
In INTIMATE APPAREL, it's a delicate line between love and desire. Esther Mills is a skilled African American seamstress and has her own successful business in 1905 making lingerie for both society ladies and "ladies of the night." But she is lonely. As she searches for something more in her life, she unearths truths long hidden in the deepest recesses of her heart. All her relationships will be changed forever, from a poetic love with a Caribbean laborer working far away on the Panama Canal, to complicated friendships with different women in her life, to a growing bond with a Hasidic shopkeeper who shares his exquisite finds of fabrics and maybe something deeper.
In addition to Kelly McCreary (Grey's Anatomy, Passing Strange) as Esther, the cast also stars Portia (Ruined, McReele, Our Lady of 121st Street) as Mrs. Dickson, Blake DeLong (Othello, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812) as Mr. Marks, Julia Motyka (Bay Street's Travesties, Richard III) as Mrs. Van Buren, Edward O'Blenis (Uncle Vanya, Tall Grass) as George, and Shayna Small (The Colored Museum) as Mayme.
The creative team includes Michael Holland (Composer), Jeff Cowie (Set Designer), Mike Billings (Lighting Designer), Emilio Sosa (Costume Designer), Jill B.C. Du Boff (Sound Designer), Meg Murphy (Hair/Makeup Designer), Andrew Diaz (Props Designer), Gwen Gilliam (Production Stage Manager) and Stephen Gabis (Dialect Coach). Casting by Stewart/Whitley.
Tickets are available by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500, 11 am- show time daily or online at www.baystreet.org.
Photo Credit: Barry Gordin
Carol Roaman and guests
Shayna Small and guests
Frank and Theresa Maglio
Board member Carol Konner and Tracy Mitchell
Karol and Steven Todrys, Board Chairman
Board member Riki Kane Larimer (center) and friends