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Winner of the 2022 Tony Award® for Best Revival of a Play and the 2003 Tony Award for Best Play.

In Take Me Out, playwright Richard Greenberg celebrates the personal and professional intricacies of America’s favorite pastime. When Darren Lemming, 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.

Personal Devices: Out of respect and support for our actors and in order to create a phone-free space, the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre is working with Yondr for all performances of Take Me Out. Upon arrival at the venue, all phones are placed in Yondr cases by our staff and will be unlocked at the end of the show. Guests maintain possession of their devices at all times. For more information, please visit

Please note: Take Me Out includes adult situations and nudity.


Take Me Out Stars Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jesse Williams on the Long-Game Beauty of the Hit Revival

Vanity Fair

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So Long, Medical Scrubs. Jesse Williams Is Ready to Play Ball.

The New York Times

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson pivots to baseball in a Broadway play

AP News

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How ‘Take Me Out’ Director Scott Ellis Prepared His All-Star Cast for the Broadway Revival

The Hollywood Reporter

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‘Take Me Out’ revival brings Empires to bat for inclusion

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Jesse Williams weighs in on being a straight man playing a gay character in Broadway’s Take Me Out

Entertainment Weekly

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson talks ‘Take Me Out,’ ‘Modern Family,’ more


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Scott Ellis Talks About the Broadway Gay-Themed Baseball Play ‘Take Me Out’


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