Jesse Williams Talks TAKE ME OUT Nude Scenes, More

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Jesse Williams will make his debut in Take Me Out on Broadway this spring

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Dan Meyer
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March 8, 2022 12:30 PM
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Someone get Jesse Williams saying “a locker room dynamic, where guys are able to be playful and homo-erotic” on loop, stat. The star of Take Me Out, which begins previews March 10 at the Helen Hayes Theater on Broadway, sat down on The Daily Show With Trevor Noah; check out the interview below.

Williams talked about the gay themes woven throughout Richard Greenberg’s play, which follows Darren, a baseball star who comes out and finds himself navigating shifting friendships and relationships—all the while still being the best player on the team.

His character is also biracial, which adds another layer of complexity for the character, according to Williams. For example, he sees some similarities between demands for performative behavior when it comes to someone who is gay or Black.

As for those highly anticipated nude scenes, Williams put it simply, “it’s happening. It’s real.” Of course, it’s so much more than seeing the Grey’s Anatomy star in his birthday suit—but we’re glad the people are getting what they want. 

In addition to Williams, Take Me Out will feature Patrick J. Adams, Julian Cihi, Hiram Delgado, Brandon J. Dirden, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Carl Lundstedt, Ken Marks, Michael Oberholtzer, Eduardo Ramos, and Tyler Lansing Weaks.

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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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