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Jesse Tyler Ferguson joins Jesse Williams in the cast of Take Me Out on Broadway
Ferguson will take on the role of Mason Marzac in Second Stage Theater's Broadway revival of Take Me Out at The Hayes Theater.
Second Stage Theater has announced that five-time Emmy Award nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson has been cast to star alongside Jesse Williams in the upcoming Broadway revival of Take Me Out, which is scheduled to begin previews on April 2, 2020, at The Hayes Theater, ahead of an official opening on April 23. Mr. Ferguson has been cast in the role of Mason Marzac, the money manager who develops a surprising and all-encompassing love for baseball, whilst Mr. Williams takes on the role of Darren Lemming, as previously reported.
Perhaps best known for his 5-time Emmy-nominated TV role as Mitchell Pritchett on ABC's "Modern Family," Jesse Tyler Ferguson made his Broadway debut in 1998 as Chip in On The Town. He returned to Broadway in 2005 as Leaf Coneybear in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and was last seen on the Great White Way in the 2016 solo show Fully Committed, winning a Drama Desk for "Outstanding Solo Performance". He last appeared on the New York stage in Log Cabin at Playwrights Horizons in the summer of 2018.
Written by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg, the Broadway premiere of Take Me Out took home three Tony Awards in 2003, including "Best Play". This first-ever Broadway revival will be directed by 9-time Tony Award nominee Scott Ellis.
Synopsis: "Take Me Out celebrates the personal and professional intricacies of America’s favorite pastime. When Darren Lemming, the star center fielder for the Empires, comes out of the closet, the reception off the field reveals a barrage of long-held unspoken prejudices. Facing some hostile teammates and fraught friendships, Darren is forced to contend with the challenges of being a gay person of color within the confines of a classic American institution. As the Empires struggle to rally toward a championship season, the players and their fans begin to question tradition, their loyalties, and the price of victory."
Additional casting and creative team information will be announced at a later date.
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