Full Cast Set for Return of TAKE ME OUT on Broadway


Jesse Williams and Ken Marks in Take Me Out | Photo: Joan Marcua

Dan Meyer
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September 15, 2022 11:00 AM

Great news for baseball and theatre fans: The cast for the return engagement of Second Stage’s Tony-winning Take Me Out revival will feature plenty of familiar faces. The entire original ensemble will reprise their roles, save for Patrick J. Adams, who has a prior commitment with the upcoming TV series Plan B on CBC.

As previously announced, Tony nominee Jesse Williams and Tony winner Jesse Tyler Ferguson will reprise their roles as Darren and Mason, respectively. Performances will begin October 27 at the Schoenfeld Theatre.

Rounding out the cast will be Broadway alum Bill Heck (Cabaret) as Kippy, Tony nominee Michael Oberholtzer as Shane Mungitt, Julian Cihi (Only Murders in the Building) as Takeshi Kawabata, Hiram Delgado as Martinez, Brandon J. Dirden as Davey Battle, Carl Lundstedt as Toddy Koovitz, Ken Marks as Skipper, Eduardo Ramos as Rodriguez, and Tyler Lansing Weaks as Jason Chenier. They are joined by understudies Michael Castillejos, Lance Takeshi, Stephen Wattrus, and Tim Wright.

Richard Greenberg’s Take Me Out follows star baseball player Darren Lemming after he comes out of the closet, leaving his teammates stunned and a newcomer, Shane, furious. A friendship builds a friendship with his new accountant, Mason, as they both discover new layers to their love of the game. The memory play is told through the lens of Darren’s teammate, Kippy, as he tells the story.

Directed by Scott Ellis, Take Me Out includes scenic design by David Rockwell, costume design by Linda Cho, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, sound design by Bray Poor, and casting by Jim Carnahan.

The show was crowned twice at the 2022 Tony Awards on the stage of Radio City Music Hall with wins for Best Revival of a Play and Best Featured Performance for Ferguson, beating out his nominated co-stars, Williams and Oberholtzer.

The first revival engagement closed June 11 at the Helen Hayes Theater after opening April 4. Currently, a stage adaptation of The Kite Runner is playing at the Broadway house, with the Pulitzer Prize–winning Between Riverside and Crazy to follow with previews beginning November 30.

The original Broadway production won the Tony Award for Best Play in 2003 and also scored a win for Denis O’Hare, who played Mason, like Ferguson

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Dan Meyer

Dan joins Theatrely after previously serving as an Assistant Editor at Playbill. His favorite musicals are fast, historical, and witty, like Six, Cabaret, and Sweeney Todd. He likes his plays dark and funny.

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