Jesse Williams and Jesse Tyler Ferguson Reprise Roles in ‘Take Me Out’ in Its Limited Broadway Return


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“Take Me Out” returns to Broadway with “Modern Family” actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson and former “Grey’s Anatomy” star Jesse Williams reprising their roles.

The Tony-winning play written by Richard Greenberg, directed by Scott Ellis and produced by Barry and Fran Weissler will run for 14 weeks at the Schoenfeld Theater, starting October 27.

The play ran for a limited time last spring and received four Tony nominations. The play is about Darren Lemming, a fictional professional baseball player played by Williams who comes out as gay. Ferguson won the Tony for starring actor in the play for his role as Lemming’s business manager.

Jesse Williams and Jesse Tyler Ferguson star in “Take Me Out.”
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“Fran and I are so honored to serve as batters and move the show forward into extra innings,” producer Barry Weissler said in a statement. “We were blown away when we saw it at The Hayes earlier this year… Having been huge fans when the play premiered in 2004, we were struck by the relevance and timeliness of the play.”

When the play premiered last spring, leaked photos made their way onto the internet of Williams naked, as the show’s locker room scenes contain full-face male nudity.

The play took place at the Hayes Theater, where the leaked videos and images were taken, although people watching the play had to lock their phones during the performance.

Images and videos went viral last year of Williams naked during the "take me out" locker room scenes.

Images and videos went viral last year of Williams naked during “Take Me Out” locker room scenes.
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After the recording was leaked, the ‘Modern Family’ actor took to Twitter to express his anger over the video that surfaced.

“I am appalled at the lack of respect for the actors in our company whose vulnerability on stage every night is crucial to ‘Take Me Out,'” co-star Ferguson shared via Twitter. “Anyone who applauds or trivializes this behavior has no place in the theater which has always been a safe space for performers and audiences alike.”

"take me out" will begin its limited run on October 27.

“Take Me Out” will begin its limited broadcast on October 27.
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After the photos and videos went viral, the Second Stage Theater also released an announcement regarding its strict no-phone policy and added “additional staff to the theater to enforce the policy.”


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