Patrick J. Adams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jesse Williams have confirmed their return to Broadway production of Take Me Out when Richard Greenberg performs the play next March.
The trio was set to star in the production of the Second Stage Theater with a pre-pandemic opening in April 2020. The cast was expected to return for the postponed opening in 2022, but confirmation didn’t come until today. Both Adams and Williams will make their Broadway debuts.
Take Me Out begins with previews at the Hayes Theater on March 9, 2022 and will officially open on April 4.
Also returning are the previously announced actors Julian Cihi, Hiram Delgado, Carl Lundstedt, Ken Marks, Michael Oberholtzer, Eduardo Ramos and Tyler Lansing Weaks. The role of Davey Battle, who should have played in the production of Brandon Dirden in 2020, remains to be cast.
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The casting announcement was announced today by Second Stage Theater. Directed by Scott Ellis.
Greenberg’s play, which first appeared on Broadway in 2003, traces the personal and professional intricacies of a professional baseball team. Williams will play Darren Lemming, a New York Empires star midfielder who comes out of the closet and faces some hostile teammates and strained friendships. As the empires struggle to focus on one championship season, players and their fans begin to question tradition, their loyalty and the price of victory.
Adams is best known for his seven seasons as Mike Ross in USA Network’s hit drama Suits and, more recently, for a recurring role in Amazon’s Sneaky Pete. Ferguson, who appeared in the Second Stage Theater productions of The 25th Annual Putnam County’s Spelling Bee and Little Fish, starred as Mitchell Pritchett in the long-running ABC comedy Modern Family, and Williams played Dr. Jackson Avery in ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and stepped in. on the film Lee Daniels’ The Butler, among other roles.