Watford and Alexander Take a Swing at Bway's Take Me Out Starting Nov. 4

News   Watford and Alexander Take a Swing at Bway's Take Me Out Starting 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.
Maximillian Alexander (left) and Myk Watford
Maximillian Alexander (left) and Myk Watford

The baseball drama, touching on multiple personal and national themes, welcomes Myk Watford as bigoted ballplayer Shane Mungitt (replacing Frederick Weller) and Maximillian Alexander as Rodriguez (replacing Gene Gabriel). Weller and Gabriel left the show Nov. 2.

Tony Award nominee Daniel Sunjata, who plays the brash ballplayer who comes out of the closet in the drama, will leave the lauded play Jan. 4, 2004.

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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).

Performances continue at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

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Greenberg's The Violet Hour opens Nov. 6 at the Biltmore Theatre as a presentation of Manhattan Theatre Club.

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