Joél Pérez & more complete the cast of Take Me Out on Broadway
Second Stage Theater's Broadway revival of Take Me Out is scheduled to begin performances at The Hayes Theater on April 2, 2020.
Second Stage Theater has now announced complete casting to join Jesse Williams, Patrick J. Adams, and five-time Emmy Award nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson in the upcoming Broadway revival of Take Me Out.
As previously reported, Mr. Williams and Mr. Adams will be making their Broadway debuts in the roles of Darren Lemming and Kippy Sunderstrom, respectively, with Mr. Ferguson starring as Mason Marzac. They will be joined by Julian Cihi (as Takeshi Kawabata), Hiram Delgado (as Martinez), Brandon J. Dirden (as Davey Battle), Will Harrison (as Jason Chenier), Carl Lundstedt (as Toddy Koovitz), Ken Marks (as Skipper), Michael Oberholtzer (as Shane Mungitt), and Joél Pérez (as Rodriguez).
Take Me Out is scheduled to begin previews at The Hayes Theater on Broadway on April 2, 2020, ahead of an official opening on April 23.
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."
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.
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