With Broadway dark for years, the reboot of Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jesse Williams ’‘ Take Me Out ’joins several shows postponed for 2021. The great White Way will debut in April, a year after the play became a hit
On Monday, the Broadway League announced that tickets for 2020 would be returned or exchanged by January. 3. Although Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick’s “Plaza Suite” and Hugh Jackman’s “The Music Man” have been delayed until spring, “Hangman,” “Freezing,” “Beatles,” and “Who’s Afraid of the Virginia Woolf?” Will return to Broadway after the shutdown.
The remake of Richard Greenberg’s 2002 play “Take Me Out” will now preview on March 22 and open at the second stage of the High Theater on April 22. Actors include Patrick J. Adams, Julian Sihi, Hiram Delgado, Brandon J. Derden, Carl Lundstate, Ken Marks, Michael Oberholtzer, Eduardo Ramos and Tyler Lansing Weeks.
The play – directed by Scott Ellis (“Play a Soldier,” “Tutsi”) – follows Darren Lemming (Williams), a star center fielder in the Empire, who faces discrimination from his teammates after coming out as gay. As a gay man of color, he faces off-field challenges that turn into opportunities to change America’s favorite pastime.
Once Broadway is reopened, the Broadway League will work with city and state officials to determine the best practices to keep employees safe during rehearsals and operations. This will include routine screening and testing for patrons and staff, as well as cleaning and sanitizing spaces.