It was recently announced that Take Me Out would be returning to Broadway next year for a revival play, and now, “Modern Family’s” Jesse Tyler Ferguson will join the cast.
The show, which originally ran on Broadway in 2003, revolves around the story of a mixed-race baseball star, Darren Lemming, who comes out as gay during the height of his career. By revealing his true self, he’s able to see the teammates who support him and those who cause complications due to their homophobia, forcing the team to choose between their traditions and the “price of victory.” It was previously announced that Jesse Williams of “Grey’s Anatomy” will star in the lead role.
While Williams will debut his Broadway career, Ferguson is not new to the stage. He is best-known for his time portraying Mitchell Pritchett on ABC‘s Emmy Award-winning show “Modern Family,” but has also dabbled in theater before, starring in Broadway’s Fully Committed, Putnam County Spelling Bee, and On The Town. Additionally, he has appeared in off-Broadway engagements like Log Cabin, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Comedy of Errors.
Take Me Out will begin previews on April 2, 2020 and open on April 23 at the Helen Hayes Theatre with direction by Scott Ellis (Tootsie, Kiss Me Kate). Additional casting will be announced in the coming weeks.
Photo: Ferguson via Peabody Awards