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Patrick J Adams Take Me Out

Patrick J. Adams Joins Cast of Take Me Out

The forthcoming revival of Richard Greenberg’s Tony Award-winning play Take Me Out, set to begin previews at Broadway’s Helen Hayes Theatre on April 2, 2020, toward an April 23 opening, has added another cast member to the team. Patrick J. Adams will play the role of Kippy Sunderstrom, joining previously announced cast members Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jesse Williams. The production will be directed by Scott Ellis. Take Me Out is presented by the Second Stage Theatre Company.

Adams is best known to television audiences for playing the character Mike Ross for seven seasons on the USA Network drama Suits. Adams occasionally directed episodes of the critically acclaimed series. Other television credits for Adams include a recurring role on the third season of Amazon’s Sneaky Pete, the 2014 television miniseries Rosemary’s Baby,” the series “Luck” opposite Dustin Hoffman and Michael Gambon, and Orphan Black. Film credits include Old School, Rage, The Water Hole, Car Dogs, Weather Girl and Room for Rent. On the stage, Adams has performed in the Old Globe Theatre’s production of the world premiere of The Last Match. He made his professional stage debut in the West Coast premiere of Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? at The Mark Taper Forum.

“In the Tony Award-winning Take Me Out, playwright 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.”

Second Stage Theater’s 41st season also includes the current Broadway production of Linda Vistaa dark comedy by Tracy Lettsdirected by Dexter Bullard, and the forthcoming Grand Horizons (with Jane Alexander, James Cromwell, Priscilla Lopez, and Michael Urie) poised to begin performances in December. Off-Broadway offerings will include Our Dear Dead Drug Lord, The Underlying Chris, and We’re Gonna Die. Second Stage Theatre is under the artistic direction of Carole Rothman.

Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals, The Disney Song Encyclopedia, and The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs. His latest book, Sitcommentary: The Television Comedies That Changed America, released on October 15. He maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.