Producers Barry and Fran Weissler announced that the Second Stage Theater revival of Richard Greenberg’s ‘Take Me Out’ will return to Broadway at the Schoenfeld Theatre. The play will begin performances on Thursday, Oct. 27 for a 14-week limited run.
The production’s cast will include Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jesse Williams, both of whom were nominated for a 2022 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play, with Ferguson winning the award. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
The revival, directed by Scott Ellis, ran at the Hayes Theater from March 10 through June 11, was nominated for 4 Tony Awards, and won the prize for Best Revival of a Play.
“Second Stage’s Tony Award-winning production was one of the most buzzed-about plays of the spring season, and its limited run was too brief to capture the interest and demand for tickets,” said producer Barry Weissler. “Fran and I are so honored to serve as pinch-hitters and take the show into extra innings. We were blown away when we saw it at the Hayes earlier this year under Scott Ellis’ brilliant direction. After being big fans when the play premiered, we were struck by how relevant and timely it continues to be. Richard Greenberg brilliantly uses the lens of America’s favorite pastime to expose and explore the prejudices that divide us, but he strikes the perfect balance, managing to entertain as well as enlighten. In short, to borrow a line from the show, Fran and I ‘have come to understand that baseball is a perfect metaphor for hope in a democratic society!’”