Jesse Williams Returns to Cast ‘Take Me Out’ on Broadway – VIBE.com

take me out is set to make a comeback after its last encore in June at New York’s Second Stage Theater. According to Broadway, the Tony Award-winning revival will return to the stage this fall. Jesse Williams will reprise his starring role alongside Jesse Tyler Fergurson for the 14-week run.

The rest of the cast will be announced later.

“Second Stage’s Tony Award-winning production was one of the hottest plays of the spring season, and its limited run was too brief to capture interest and demand for tickets,” said producer Barry Weissler about the play. “Fran (Weissler) and I are so honored to serve as pinchers and take the show into extra innings.”

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take me out explores the story of a star baseball player who must navigate his career and personal life as a black gay man. In June, the play won Best Revival of a Play at the 75th Tony Awards. Ferguson also won Best Featured Actor in a Play.

The play went viral after images and videos of a fully nude Williams on stage leaked onto the internet, although contestants were required to lock their cellphones for the duration of the play.

“I don’t really care. I can’t sweat this. We must continue to defend ourselves. And it’s wonderful to see a community step back and make it clear what we stand for, what we don’t stand for,” the actor said of the violation. Consent is important, I thought. So, let’s keep that in mind universally.

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He continued, “Theater is a sacred space, and not everyone understands that. Not everyone necessarily respects or views this in a way that maybe they should, or that we would like.

take me out features stage design by David Rockwell, costume design by Linda Cho, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, and sound design by Mikaal Sulaiman.

His official comeback is set to begin Oct. 27 at the Schoenfeld Theater.

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