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Take Me Out starring Jesse Williams and Jesse Tyler Ferguson on Broadway
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Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jesse Williams, and the Tony Award®-winning revival are back.

About Take Me Out

Batter up! The Tony Award-winning revival of Take Me Out is back for an extra inning, with Jesse Williams and Jesse Tyler Ferguson stepping back up to the Broadway plate. The acclaimed revival returns to Broadway with its two leading men after winning the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. Get Take Me Out tickets on TodayTix.

Baseball season may have ended, but you can still take yourself out to a ball game! Catch Williams’s grand-slam performance as Darren Lemming, the fictional star center fielder for the Empires. He’s knocking his career out of the park — until he comes out as gay, turning his relationship with his team, the public, and baseball itself upside down.

Plus, don’t miss Ferguson as Mason Marzac, in a “divine,” Tony-winning performance full of “life-of-the-party energy” (Washington Post). He and Williams are just two of the all-stars on the roster of Take Me Out, whose themes of prejudice and representation are as hard-hitting as when the show premiered 20 years ago. Scott Ellis directs the Take Me Out Broadway revival, which is the first since then.

See why Deadline calls Take Me Out “a revelation.” Don’t strike out! Get tickets to Take Me Out on Broadway now.

Please be advised that Take Me Out contains strong language and nudity.

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The ugly underside of America’s favorite pastime comes to the surface in Take Me Out, Richard Greenberg’s timely and powerful work about what happens when a professional athlete gets personal off the field. Take Me Out interrogates long-held American traditions, the nature of fandom, and how much an individual must sacrifice in the name of victory.

The Take Me Out play sees Darren Lemming come out as gay at the height of his Major League career. The fan response is mixed — but that’s nothing compared to the reaction from Lemming’s teammates in the locker room, whose unspoken prejudices come to light. Lemming had thought himself above the bigotry and impossible standards that face other athletes of color, but he must now face them.

The original Take Me Out production won three Tony Awards, including for Best Play in 2003, and was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize For Drama in the same year. Even though the Take Me Out play is inspired by an American sport, the show had its world premiere in London at the Donmar Warehouse in 2002, before moving off Broadway to The Public Theater later that year. The production then transferred to the Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway in 2003.

Take Me Out has received widespread acclaim for its unflinching exploration of intolerance, self-acceptance and toxic masculinity — themes which resonate just as powerfully today. Greenberg “turns baseball into something like grand opera,” Ben Brantley wrote in The New York Times when the play premiered, declaring Take Me Out “an unconditional, all-American epiphany that, in these days of fretful ambivalence, is something to cherish.”

What to Watch For

  • History repeats itself! Take Me Out won Best Play at the Tonys in 2003, and Denis O'Hare won Best Featured Actor for playing the gay accountant Mason Marzac. In 2022, the show won Best Revival of a Play, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson won Best Featured Actor for his performance as Mason.
  • Some of the events and characters in Take Me Out are reportedly based on real people. Darren is said to be based on Derek Jeter, and his team, the New York Empires, stands in for the Yankees. Darren's bigoted teammate Shane Mungitt is reportedly based on former relief pitcher John Rocker, and Mason Marzac, who becomes a huge baseball fan overnight from nothing, reflects Greenberg himself. He similarly got interested in the sport after the 1999 record-breaking Yankees season.
  • Greenberg wrote Take Me Out to imagine what would happen if a Major League Baseball player came out during his career; when the play premiered in 2002, none ever had. As of the 2022 revival, that's still the case.
  • Grey’s Anatomy is Jesse Williams’s most famous credit, but he’s also known for the films The Butler and Band Aid, and for producing the Oscar-winning short film Two Distant Strangers.
  • More than 25 plays by Richard Greenberg have premiered on and off Broadway in New York City, including The Perplexed, The American Plan, and the Pulitzer finalist Three Days of Rain.
  • The original 2003 production of the Take Me Out play was directed by Joe Mantello. Later that same year, Mantello staged a new Broadway musical named Wicked.

Start date

October 27th, 2022

End date

February 5th, 2023


Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre


Children under 4 are not permitted in the theatre.


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