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Jesse Williams to Make Broadway Debut in 'Take Me Out'

Jesse Williams to Make Broadway Debut in 'Take Me Out'

Jesse Williams is heading to Broadway next year in a revival of the play Take Me Out!

The 37-year-old Grey’s Anatomy actor will play the role of Darren Lemming, a character originated by Daniel Sunjata in the first Broadway production back in 2003.

The play was controversial at the time as many of the male stars went full frontal during a shower scene.

Here is a synopsis of the groundbreaking play: “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. Facing some hostile teammates and fraught friendships, Darren is forced to contend with the challenges of being a gay person of color within the confines of a classic American institution. 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.”

The production will begin previews at Second Stage’s Hayes Theater on April 2, 2020 ahead of an opening night performance on April 23, 2020.

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