Take Me Out

UPDATE: This production is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Revolving 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. It would transfer to Broadway in February 2003, with Daniel Sunjata reprising the role of Darren Lemming, and would go on to win three Tony Awards that season, including ‘Best Play.’

This first-ever Broadway revival marks the Broadway debut for Jesse Williams, who takes on the pivotal role of Darren. Perhaps best known for his long-time TV role as Dr. Jackson Avery on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," this important stage role may well be the biggest challenge of Williams’ career to date.

Also making his Broadway debut is “Suits” standout Patrick J. Adams, who has been cast as Kippy Sunderstrom in the new production. They are joined by an actor who, in contrast, is no stranger to the New York stage. Five-time Emmy-nominated star of “Modern Family,” Jesse Tyler Ferguson takes on the role of Mason Marzac.

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

Tickets will be on sale soon.

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
Cast list:
Jesse Williams (as Darren Lemming), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (as Mason Marzac), and Patrick J. Adams (as Kippy Sunderstrom), alongside Julian Cihi (as Takeshi Kawabata), Hiram Delgado (as Martinez), Brandon J. Dirden (as Davey Battle), Tyler Lansing (as Jason Chenier), Carl Lundstedt (as Toddy Koovitz), Ken Marks (as Skipper), Michael Oberholtzer (as Shane Mungitt), and Eduardo Ramos (as Rodriguez)
Take Me Out Performance Dates & Times
Expected Summer 2020

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

Joél Pérez
Joél Pérez & more complete the cast of Take Me Out on Broadway
November 14, 2019

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.

Patrick J. Adams
Patrick J. Adams to join Jesse Williams & Jesse Tyler Ferguson in Take Me Out on Broadway
November 1, 2019

"Suits" star Patrick J. Adams will officially make his Broadway debut next spring, starring alongside Jesse Williams (also making his Broadway debut) and five-time Emmy Award nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson in Second Stage Theater's upcoming revival of Take Me Out. Adams will take on the role of Kippy Sunderstrom, with Williams and Ferguson starring as Darren Lemming and Mason Marzac, respectively.