Go Inside The 'Take Me Out' Opening Night Celebration

Take Me Out opened at the Hayes Theatre last week to fanfare and a celebrity filled red carpet. Join inside the opening with iHeartRadio Broadway.

Patrick J. Adams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Jesse Williams lead the cast of Richard Greenberg’s Tony Award-winning play, Take Me Out, directed by Scott Ellis. Other cast members include: Julian Cihi, Hiram Delgado, Carl Lundstedt, Ken Marks, Michael Oberholtzer, Eduardo Ramos, Brandon J. Dirden and Tyler Lansing Weaks. The production, which had been scheduled to open in April 2020, had been postponed because of the Broadway shutdown.

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.

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 Mikaal Sulaiman, and casting by Jim Carnahan.

Take Me Out, is supported by grants from the Berlanti Family Foundation, the Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Subscriptions for Second Stage’s 42nd Season, including Take Me Out, are on sale now via www.2ST.com. A date for the general public on sale will be announced in September. For more information, please visit 2ST.com.