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Does Jesse Williams' Broadway Debut Mean He's Leaving 'Grey's Anatomy'?

Does Jesse Williams' Broadway Debut Mean He's Leaving 'Grey's Anatomy'?

Is Jesse Williams leaving Grey’s Anatomy?

The 38-year-old actor, who plays Dr. Jackson Avery on the ABC series, is headed to Broadway in April, leaving fans curious as to the fate of his character.

Grey’s Anatomy will still be filming season 16 when the play, Take Me Out, starts previews.

Showrunner Krista Vernoff told TVLine, “I’ve known since the beginning of the season [about Jesse's Broadway plans] and I’ve been able to plan [Jackson]’s storyline [accordingly].”

She added, “Jesse is able to fly back one day a week; we’re just making it work [because] this was important to him.”

In fact, Jesse Williams will be remaining on the show through season 17 (unlike Justin Chambers.)


READ MORE: Jesse Williams & Patrick J. Adams Get Into Uniform for ‘Take Me Out’ First Look

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