The Public Theater-Donmar Warehouse production of Richard Greenberg's Take Me Out is so popular that on its opening day, Sept. 5, The Public announced a one-month extension of baseball-themed work.
Reviews are expected on Sept. 6, but pre-opening newspaper articles about the play's sexual, racial and sports content — to say nothing of the male nude scenes — has fueled intense interest from sports fans and traditional theatregoers alike. The play focuses on a superstar ballplayer for a Yankees-like team and the uproar caused when he tells the world he's gay.
On Oct. 1, ticket prices increase with the extension, to $55, from $45.
Take Me Out, directed by Joe Mantello, premiered earlier this summer at the Donmar Warehouse in London. Previews began at the Anspacher Theater Aug. 23, with shows originally announced to Sept. 29.
For tickets, visit The Public Theater box office at 425 Lafayette Street in Manhattan, go online to www.publictheater.org or call Tele-charge at (212) 239 6200.