Jesse Williams To Make Broadway Debut In 'Take Me Out'

Jesse Williams will make his Broadway debut as "Darren Lemming" in the Broadway production of Richard Greenberg’s Tony Award-winning play, Take Me Out! The production will begin previews April 2, 2020 and officially open on April 23, 2020 at Second Stage’s Hayes Theater.

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The play follows Darren Lemming (Williams), the star center fielder for the Empires. Lemming comes out of the closet and faces 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.

Jesse Williams is an activist/actor/entrepreneur and former high school teacher. He plays ‘Dr. Jackson Avery’ on ABC’s hit series “Grey’s Anatomy” and has appeared in films including Lee Daniels’The Butler, The Cabin in the Woods, Band Aid,and the upcomingJacob’s LadderandSelah and the Spades.

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