Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jesse Williams to reprise roles in 'Take Me Out' revival for second Broadway limited run

Karu F. Daniels, New York Daily News on

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NEW YORK — The Tony Award-winning revival of “Take Me Out” will return to Broadway for a second limited run — and two of its stars are returning to the dugout.

“Modern Family” star Jesse Tyler Ferguson and “Grey’s Anatomy” actor Jesse Williams have signed on to reprise their roles in Richard Greenberg’s acclaimed story surrounding the aftermath of a major league baseball player coming out as gay.

Directed by Scott Ellis, “Take Me Out” will open at the Schoenfeld Theatre on Oct. 27. Tickets go on sale for the 14-week run on Friday. The remainder of the cast will be announced at a later date.

Aside from its compelling storytelling, the play has become a box office draw due to its locker room scenes, containing full frontal male nudity.

Leaked photos of Williams in the buff caused a frenzy when it made the rounds on internet during the revival’s first run last spring — even after production beefed up security and required audiences to lock up their cellphones in secure pouches.


Theatrical producing powerhouses Fran and Barry Weissler, the financial forces behind Broadway’s longest running musical revival “Chicago,” have come on to lead the production’s second revival.

“Fran and I are so honored to serve as pinch-hitters and take the show into extra innings,” Barry Weissler said in Thursday’s announcement. “We were blown away when we saw it at the Hayes earlier this year …After being big fans when the play premiered back in 2004, we were struck by how relevant and timely it continues to be.”


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