Richard Greenberg's Tony-winning play Take Me Out returns to Broadway, urging the audience this time to be fully present. From the moment one walks into the Hayes Theatre, ushers command patrons to turn off cellphones and lock them away in a Yondr pouch — a secure device that remains sealed until everyone leaves the theatre. This precaution occurs for many reasons, but the most important is to protect the actors who occasionally appear fully nude. Unfortunately for this disjointed slow burn, the...
Take Me Out starring Jesse Williams and Jesse Tyler Ferguson on Broadway Tickets
Take Me Out starring Jesse Williams and Jesse Tyler Ferguson on Broadway Information
The Tony Award-winning hit Take Me Out, written by Richard Greenberg and directed by Scott Ellis, is back for another limited run starring Jesse Williams and Jesse Tyler Ferguson. Get Take Me Out tickets on New York Theatre Guide.
What is the play Take Me Out about?
The Take Me Out play revolves around a mixed-race baseball star named Darren Lemming, who comes out as gay and is confronted off the field by deep-rooted homophobic and racist prejudices. Though he finds support in the form of Kippy Sunderstrom (his best friend on the team) and Mason Marzac (his new business manager), Darren finds himself questioning his love for baseball at the height of his career. Offering an explosive take on homophobia, racism, class, and masculinity in the world of sports, Take Me Out knocks it out of the park as both a crucial social commentary and a riveting piece of theatre.
Take Me Out was first staged at the Donmar Warehouse in London and subsequently at The Public Theater in New York as a co-production between the two companies. The Take Me Out Broadway premiere came in 2003, with Daniel Sunjata as Darren Lemming. After becoming a finalist for that year's Pulitzer Prize, Take Me Out won three Tony Awards: Best Play, Best Direction (for Joe Mantello), and Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play (for Denis O’Hare as Mason Marzac). Later that year, Joe Mantello directed Wicked, which is one of the most successful Broadway musicals of all time.
Take Me Out has proven as relevant today as it was at the time of its original premiere. In spring 2022, Second Stage Theater mounted the first revival of Take Me Out with an all-star cast: Grey's Anatomy star Jesse Williams and Suits star Patrick J. Adams in their Broadway debuts, and Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson in his first return to Broadway in six years. That production was a grand-slam hit, earning lots of rave reviews and four Tony Award nominations. Following in the original production's footsteps, Take Me Out won Best Revival of a Play, and Ferguson won Best Featured Actor for his own performance as Mason.
How long is the Take Me Out play?
Take Me Out runs 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one intermission.
Tickets to Take Me Out in New York are available now. Get Take Me Out tickets on New York Theatre Guide.
Please be advised that Take Me Out contains multiple instances of full frontal nudity.
October 27th, 2022
February 5th, 2023
Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
Children under 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
Cast and creative
By: Richard Greenberg
Director: Scott Ellis
Lighting: Kenneth Posner
Sound: Bray Poor
Design: David Rockwell
Costume: Linda Cho
Cast list: Jesse Williams (as Darren Lemming), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (as Mason Marzac), Bill Heck (as Kippy Sunderstrom), Michael Oberholtzer (as Shane Mungitt), Brandon J. Dirden (as Davey Battle), Julian Cihi, Hiram Delgado, Carl Lundstedt, Ken Marks, Eduardo Ramos, Tyler Lansing Weaks
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Batter up! The Tony Award-winning revival of Richard Greenberg’s thrilling baseball dramedy, Take Me Out, is back on Broadway for an encore run through February 5 with a key change in the lineup. Cabaret alum Bill Heck deftly slides into the role of shortstop Kippy Sunderstrom, aka “the most intelligent man in major league baseball.” Kippy narrates the play and interacts with other teammates including Darren Lemming (Jesse Williams), who throws a game-changing curveball when he announces to the...
Batter up! After hitting its spring run out of the park at the Hayes Theater, the Tony Award-winning revival of Take Me Out is back for some extra innings this fall. Ahead of the first performance at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, new photos have been released of the cast in rehearsal. Second Stage Theater mounted the first revival of Richard Greenberg's Tony-winning play earlier this year, and the production is now having an encore run from October 27 to January 29. Most of the cast from the...
They're back for one more inning! The complete cast has been set for the return engagement of Take Me Out on Broadway, featuring most of the cast members from its first Tony-winning run earlier this spring. The limited run is at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre from October 27 to January 29.As previously announced, Tony Award nominee Jesse Williams and Tony winner Jesse Tyler Ferguson will return to their roles as Darren Lemming and Mason Marzac, respectively. Also returning are Tony nominee...
The team is reuniting for another season! Take Me Out, which won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play in 2022, will return to Broadway for a limited engagement with two of its original stars. The show begins performances at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on October 27.Grey's Anatomy star Jesse Williams will reprise his Broadway-debut role, which earned him a Tony nomination. He plays Darren Lemming, a Major League Baseball player on the fictional New York Empires, who makes waves in the...
Spring means peak theatre season, with tons of new Broadway show openings. It also means the start of baseball season. It's rare that the two have anything to do with each other. But if you're waiting (im)patiently for Major League Baseball to finally start up on April 7, you might get your sports fix in an unlikely place: on Broadway, where Take Me Out has slid into its home base at the Hayes Theater.Richard Greenberg's play was a grand slam when it premiered in 2003, receiving critical acclaim...
Back in 2003, Denis O'Hare won a Tony Award for playing Mason Marzac in Richard Greenberg's Take Me Out. For its Broadway revival at the Hayes Theater, Jesse Tyler Ferguson is stepping up to the plate.When asked if following in O'Hare's footsteps made him nervous, Ferguson immediately gave an emphatic "Yes," a response I didn't expect from the seasoned actor. After all, between his 10+ years playing Mitchell Pritchett on ABC's Modern Family and his 25-year New York stage career, he has his own...
Most people know Jesse Tyler Ferguson as a screen star — he's certainly got the awards to show for it, having amassed four Screen Actors Guild Awards and five Emmy nominations for playing Mitchell Pritchett on Modern Family. But did you know he's got a long theatre resume? He's appeared in nearly as many plays and musicals as TV shows in a variety of venues: on Broadway, off Broadway, and on the West Coast. Fittingly for a famous sitcom star, he usually takes on comedic roles, complete with...
Batter up! Baseball meets Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre this season, where Take Me Out's first Broadway revival is getting an encore run. First seen in New York 20 years ago, Richard Greenberg's Tony-winning and Pulitzer-nominated play centers on a Major League Baseball center fielder who comes out as gay, drawing unprecedented support and hatred alike from his teammates, friends, and the public. When the show first premiered, no Major League baseballer had ever come out during his...
Batter up for Take Me Out! The Broadway revival of Richard Greenberg's Tony-winning play will offer $39 rush tickets throughout its Broadway run with Second Stage Theater. Take Me Out begins performances at the Hayes Theater March 10 ahead of an April 4 opening, and runs through May 29.Take Me Out rush tickets will be available on the TodayTix app each morning at 9 a.m. A limited number of tickets will be available for that afternoon and/or evening's performance on a first-come, first-serve...
Initial casting for the Broadway revival of Richard Greenberg's Take Me Out has been confirmed, with the majority of the company returning from their previously scheduled spring 2020 engagement. Take Me Out begins previews at the Hayes Theater from Mar. 9, 2022, with an official opening on Apr. 4, 2022.Jesse Williams will make his Broadway debut in Take Me Out, playing the role of Darren Lemming. Williams is best known for playing Dr. Jackson Avery in Grey's Anatomy, and has also produced the...
Second Stage Theater announced that the scheduled production of Take Me Out will open on Broadway in spring 2021. The production, which was set to open in April 2020, was postponed due to the COVID-19 shutdown of Broadway theaters. The revival of the Tony-winning Richard Greenberg play will now start performances the week of March 22, 2021 at the Helen Hayes Theater, with an official opening date of April 22, 2021. The previously announced stars Patrick J. Adams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Jesse...