Take Me Out Loses Weller and Gabriel; Watford and Alexander on Deck for Nov. 4

News   Take Me Out Loses Weller and Gabriel; Watford and Alexander on Deck for Nov. 4 New boys of summer are up to bat Nov. 4 in Take Me Out, the Tony Award-winning Broadway play by Richard Greenberg.

The baseball drama, touching on multiple personal and national themes, welcome Myk Watford as bigoted ballplayer Shane Mungitt (replacing Frederick Weller) and Maximillian Alexander as Rodriguez (replacing Gene Gabriel).

Watford was last seen in NYC as "Burrhead" in Randal Myler's award-winning production of Hank Williams' Lost Highway. Other recent New York City credits include The Glory of Living (directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman), Tim Blake Nelson's Anadarko and The Gathering.

Alexander's credits include productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream and Alice in Wonderland (for STCC), films "Firehouse," "Firehouse II," "Hairless," "Vatos" and TV's "Protagonistas de Novela," "Off Centre," "All My Children."

Greenberg's play about the incident-packed season of a Yankees-like ball team won the 2003 Tony for Best Play, plus Tonys for Best Direction (Joe Mantello) and Best Featured Actor in a Play (Denis O'Hare).

The cast includes Tony-nommed Daniel Sunjata as a star player who comes out of the closet, seemingly upsetting the health of the team. Performances continue at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

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