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.
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Please be advised that Take Me Out contains strong language and nudity.
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.”
October 27th, 2022
February 5th, 2023
Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
Children under 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
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