Take Me Out

Second Stage Theater presents a revival of the Tony Award-winning Take Me Out, written by Richard Greenberg and directed by Scott Ellis. Take Me Out is at the Hayes Theater in spring 2022, starring Jesse Williams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Patrick J. Adams. Take Me Out tickets are available on New York Theatre Guide now.

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, Take Me Out is as relevant today as it was at the time of its original premiere in 2002.

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. 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.) Later that year, Joe Mantello directed Wicked, which is one of the most successful Broadway musicals of all time.

Offering an explosive take on homophobia, racism, class and masculinity in the world of sports, Take Me Out hits a massive swing and knocks it out of the park both as a crucial social commentary and a riveting piece of theatre.

Please be advised that Take Me Out contains multiple instances of full frontal nudity.

Tickets to Take Me Out are available now. Book your Take Me Out tickets on New York Theatre Guide today.

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About Take Me Out:

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.

Richard Greenberg
Second Stage Theater
Scott Ellis
Kenneth Posner
Mikal Suiliman
David Rockwell
Linda Cho
Cast list:
Jesse Williams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Patrick J. Adams, Julian Cihi, Hiram Delgado, Carl Lundstedt, Ken Marks, Michael Oberholtzer, Eduardo Ramos, Tyler Lansing Weaks, Brandon J. Dirden
Take Me Out Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
March 10, 2022
Opening date: 
April 4, 2022
Booking to: 
June 11, 2022
June 11, 2022

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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Hayes Theater - Second Stage Theater

240 West 44th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
42nd Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station

Latest Take Me Out News & Features

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Everything you need to know about 'Take Me Out' on Broadway, starring Jesse Williams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Patrick J. Adams
March 29, 2022

Batter up! Baseball meets Broadway at the Hayes Theater this season, where Take Me Out is having its first Broadway revival. 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.

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'Take Me Out' to offer Broadway rush tickets on TodayTix
March 9, 2022

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.

Photo credit: Take Me Out cast (Photo courtesy of Polk and Co)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jesse Williams and Patrick J. Adams to star in ‘Take Me Out’
July 30, 2021

The Broadway revival of ‘Take Me Out’ is scheduled for spring 2022.

Our Take Me Out Review

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... Read more