Richard Greenberg Says He's Finished With Baseball as a Drama Subject

News   Richard Greenberg Says He's Finished With Baseball as a Drama Subject "I've written my baseball play and I'm done with it as a subject," said playwright Richard Greenberg, who won the 2003 Tony Award for Best Play for Take Me Out, the story of a superstar ballplayer who publicly reveals he is gay.

Greenberg has, over the 2002-03 season, often told how Take Me Out came out of a sudden and unexpected passion for the national sport, which overtook him several years ago. Since then, he has remained a devout fan of the diamond. "What about the Yankees?" he said about the perennial winners who are currently in the throes of a losing streak. "I'm going to go into despair about them starting tomorrow." Asked which New York club he preferred, he said, diplomatically, "I'm a Yankees fan, but I'm not a Mets antagonist. They're a good team. I see no reason to root against them." Greenberg won his first Tony for Take Me Out, which is only his second Broadway play. His third Broadway effort, The Violet Hour, will reach New York this fall, courtesy of Manhattan Theatre Club.