Take Me Out Complete Cast
Take Me Out Complete Cast

Take Me Out Announces Complete Cast

The Broadway revival of Richard Greenberg’s Take Me Out, opening April 23, 2020 courtesy of Second Stage Theatre, has its starting lineup. The baseball-themed play, which will begin previews at Broadway’s Helen Hayes Theatre on April 2, announced the complete cast for the production to be directed by Scott Ellis (She Loves Me). Joining the previously announced Patrick J. Adams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jesse Williams will be Julian Cihi (Doctor Zhivago), Hiram Delgado (Broadway debut), Brandon J. Dirden (All the Way), Will Harrison (Broadway debut), Carl Lundstedt (Broadway debut), Ken Marks (Present Laughter), Michael Oberholtzer (Hand to God), and Joel Perez (Fun Home).

In his Tony-winning play 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 recent Broadway production of Linda Vistaa dark comedy by Tracy Lettsdirected by Dexter Bullardand 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 LordThe 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 MusicalsThe 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.