Actor and activist Jesse Williams will make his Broadway debut in the upcoming Second Stage Theater revival of Richard Greenberg's Take Me Out. The Grey's Anatomy star will play Darren Lemming in the Tony-winning play, about a baseball player who is forced to contend with the challenges of being a gay person of color.
Directed by Scott Ellis, Take Me Out will begin performances April 2, 2020, ahead of an April 23 opening at 2ST's Hayes Theater on Broadway (a slight delay from the previously reported first preview date of March 31).
First seen on Broadway in 2003, under the direction of Joe Mantello, Take Me Out looks at the personal and professional intricacies of one of America's favorite sports. When Darren, 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. 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.
Further casting will be announced at a later date.
Williams is known for playing Dr. Jackson Avery in ABC's Grey's Anatomy. He has appeared in the films The Butler, The Cabin in the Woods, Band Aid, and the upcoming Jacob’s Ladder and Selah and the Spades. He has served as a senior producer and correspondent in America Divided and executive-produced the documentary Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement. He is the executive producer of Question Bridge: Black Males, a series of transmedia art installations on display as part of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture's permanent collection.
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