Second Stage Theater’s planned production of Richard Greenberg’s Tony Award-winning play about a gay baseball player and the reaction to him coming out, Take Me Out, which had been postponed due to the current Broadway suspension, will come to Broadway next year with performances beginning the week of March 22nd 2021 at Second Stage’s Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street, New York). Opening night is set for Thursday, April 22, 2021.
Take Me Out will star Patrick J. Adams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jesse Williams with Julian Cihi, Hiram Delgado, Brandon J. Dirden, Carl Lundstedt, Ken Marks, Michael Oberholtzer, Eduardo Ramos and Tyler Lansing Weaks, directed by Scott Ellis. The production had been scheduled to begin previews on April 2, 2020 and officially open on April 23, 2020.
Synopsis: Richard Greenberg celebrates the personal and professional intricacies of America’s favorite pastime. When Darren Lemming (Jesse Williams), 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.
The full creative team for Take Me Out includes scenic design by David Rockwell, costume design by Linda Cho, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, sound design by Fitz Patton, and casting by Jim Carnahan, CSA.
For more information, and to be notified of when tickets go on sale, please visit 2ST.com or call 212-541-4516.
I’m curious why Hiram Delgado always appears semi-erect in the shower scene. His character is homophobic and taunts Darren when he comes out. Is his character gay on the DL? What is the actor’s reason for appearing like that. This is not meant to “shame” him. I have no issues with nudity or any body.