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.
Take Me Out
Second Stage Theater presents a revival of the Tony Award-winning "Best Play" Take Me Out, written by Richard Greenberg and directed by Scott Ellis.
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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.
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Second Stage Theater has now revealed that Jesse Williams has been cast in the leading role of Darren Lemming the previously announced Broadway revival of Take Me Out, which is now scheduled to begin previews on April 2, 2020 (instead of March 31) at The Hayes Theater, ahead of an official opening on April 23. Perhaps best known for his longtime role as Dr. Jackson Avery on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," Jesse Williams' other most notable screen credits include "The Cabin in the Woods," "Band Aid," "Brooklyn's Finest," and "The Butler."
Second Stage Theater has now confirmed five new productions for its forthcoming 2019-2020 season, including three plays at its Broadway home of the Hayes Theater, alongside two Off-Broadway world premieres (at the Tony Kiser Theater and McGinn/Cazale Theater).