Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson will join the previously announced Jesse Williams in the upcoming Broadway revival of Richard Greenberg's Tony-winning baseball drama Take Me Out. The stage and screen actor, most recently seen in New York in Jordan Harrison's Log Cabin, will play the role of Mason Marzac, the money manager who develops a love of the sport.
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.
First seen on Broadway in 2003, Take Me Out looks at the personal and professional intricacies of one of America's favorite sports. When Darren Lemming (Williams), 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.
Ferguson has been seen on Broadway in Fully Committed, On the Twentieth Century, The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee, and On the Town. Among his many Off-Broadway credits are Little Fish, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Winter's Tale, and The Tempest. He is a five-time Emmy nominee for his role as Mitchell in Modern Family, as well as a longtime advocate for LGBTQIA rights.
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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