Take Me Out

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Walter Kerr Theatre (New York, NY)
219 West 48th St.
New York, NY
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Two hours and 30 minutes with one intermission
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A home run Broadway hit, Ruchard Greenberg's witty, passionate and patriotic look at the "great American pasttime" sneaks a peak into that most exclusive of boys' clubs: the locker room of a major league ball team. When the NY Empires' star player comes out to the press with a closely held secret, assumptions are challenged, tradition is upended, friendships are tested, and the question of what it is to be American is explored in a naked and unflinchingly honest way.

Malibu Playhouse Presents the World Premiere of FLIM FLAM: HOUDINI AND THE HEREAFTER', 6/20-8/3
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

The fourth play in MALIBU PLAYHOUSE's 2013-2014 season will be the World Premiere of Flim-Flam: Houdini and the Hereafter by Gene Franklin Smith,, opening Friday, June 20, 2014. The play will be directed by Thomas James O'Leary and stars Rick D. Wasserman, Melissa Kite, Gigi Bermingham, Peter Van Norden, Sabra Malkinson and Cameron Mitchell Jr. (more...)

Broadway's WICKED Flies Into Sacramento Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2012, Wicked, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will return to Sacramento Community Center Theater from tonight, May 28 through June 15 as part of the Broadway Sacramento series. (more...)

BWW TV: HEDWIG's Kevin Adams Celebrates Tony Win for Best Lighting Design of a Musical
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2014

As it was just announced last night, Kevin Adams won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Musical for Broadway's Hedwig and the Angry Inch. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was in the press room to catch up with the winner on what the award means to him - hear what Adams had to say below! (more...)

BWW's In-Depth Look at the 2014 TONY AWARD Winners!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 9, 2014

Today, BWW takes an in-depth look at the newly minted winners of theater's most prestigous award! (more...)

HEDWIG's Kevin Adams Wins Tony for Best Lighting Design of a Musical
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2014

Kevin Adams won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Musical for HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. This is Kevin Adams's sixth Tony nomination. He won Tony Awards for his lighting designs of Spring Awakening (2007), The 39 Steps (2008), and American Idiot (2010). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stunning Set is the Star of THE BURNT PART BOYS at freeFall
by Peter Nason - Jun 27, 2014

Prepare yourself for a major treat, a hidden bluegrass gem that should not be missed. But what else do you expect from the freeFall folk who are perhaps the most creative purveyors of theatre magic in the state? (more...)

MTC to Stage World Premiere of Richard Greenberg's THE SWING OF THE SEA in 2015; Ruy Iskandar, Jodi Long, Jennifer Lim & More to Star in THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced a new world premiere play and casting news for two of Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming 2014-2015 theatrical season productions. (more...)

Jamie Ross & Jonathan C. Kaplan to Star in TriArts Sharon Playhouse's TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE, 7/3-6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

TriArts Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, presents Mitch Albom's Tuesdays with Morrie from July 3-6 on Stage 2 in the Bok Gallery. (more...)

The Dragon Theatre Presents TAKE ME OUT by Richard Greenberg, 7/11-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Darren has it all. He's one of the biggest baseball stars on the planet. Millions of adoring fans. Endorsements. And then he decides to come out of the closet. This winner of the 2003 Tony Award for Best New Play and Pulitzer Prize finalist tackles homophobia and racism amidst America's most traditional pastime. Though it was first produced over a decade ago, in the current era of Michael Sam and Jason Collins Take Me Out is just as powerful, moving and relevant it was when it originally premiered. (more...)

Virago Theatre of San Francisco to Bring AROUSAL and THE LOVER to the Flea, Beg. 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Virago Theatre Company of San Francisco's presents AROUSAL, George Pfirrmann's dark comedy paired with Harold Pinter's The Lover from July 24th through August 2 at The Flea Theater (41 White Street in Tribeca). Chloe Bronzan directs actors Laura Lundy Paine and Dan Fagan in this provocative pair of one acts travelling from their critically acclaimed engagements at San Francisco's Phoenix Theatre and the Theatre Asylum Lab in Los Angeles. The Lover was nominated for four Broadway World Award including Best Actress for Laura Lundy Paine and Chloe Bronzan for Best Director. (more...)

CASA VALENTINA Begins Final Week on Broadway; Extended Run Ends 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

CASA VALENTINA, the critically acclaimed world premiere play by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, begins the final week of its extended run Tuesday, June 24 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The production is presented by Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer), by special arrangement with Colin Callender, Robert Cole, Frederick Zollo and The Shubert Organization. (more...)

One Week Left for CASA VALENTINA; Show to Close June 29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2014

Back in May, the Manhattan Theatre Club, by special arrangement with Colin Callender, Robert Cole, Frederick Zollo and The Shubert Organization, announced an extension for Casa Valentina, the world premiere play by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello. An additional two weeks were added to the critically acclaimed limited engagement, through Sunday, June 29th and no more extensions are planned. (more...)

HELL'S KITCHEN Puts FOX on Top in Demos
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

FOX (3.776 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was the top demo draw on Thursday thanks to new episodes of 'Hell's Kitchen' (4.934 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T1) and 'Gang Related' (2.619 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9). (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Brandon Makes Major Decision on Next THE FOSTERS
by - Jun 17, 2014

Brandon must make a major medical decision that puts Lena and Stef at odds, and Callie discovers that the truth about her past could seriously complicate her future. (more...)

MY BIG GAY 'GAY CAMP' TALENT SHOW to Headline at the Duplex for Pride Week, 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

The creators of the hit comedy show Gay Camp are returning with a one-night-only cabaret titled My Big Gay 'Gay Camp' Talent Show, playing at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre on Monday, June 23 at 7pm. (more...)

Hulu to Debut Australian Soap Opera NEIGHBOURS, 7/14
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Australian soap opera NEIGHBOURS makes its U.S. debut, exclusively on the free, ad-supported Hulu and Hulu Plus subscription service. (more...)

John McTernan Replaces Steve Bisley in MTC's GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

One of Australia's most versatile stage and screen actors, John McTernan, will step into the bear-pit of Melbourne Theatre Company's Glengarry Glen Ross after one of the lead actors, Steve Bisley, had to withdraw due to illness in the play's opening week. (more...)

Fitz And The Tantrums Announce Fall Headline Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

On the heels of 'The Walker' - Fitz and The Tantrums' second single to hit No. 1 on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart in less than a year - being certified Gold, the Los Angeles-based band announces plans to remain on the road through November 2014. (more...)

Bill Bellamy Named New Host of TV Game Show LET'S ASK AMERICA
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Actor, comedian and multi-faceted entertainer Bill Bellamyhas been named the new host ofLet's Ask America,the daily, half-hour television game showfrom The E.W. Scripps Co (more...)

Photo Coverage: Take Me Out to the Broadway Ball Game! Broadway Show League Takes Over Central Park
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 24, 2014

The Broadway Show League is back at it this summer in Central Park, bringing some of Broadway's biggest stars to the softball field. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from some of today's games below, which included teams from the casts of Violet, The Phantom of the Opera, Rock of Ages, After Midnight and more! (more...)

Daniel Sunjata, Eric Lange & More Join Blythe Danner in Broadway-Bound THE COUNTRY HOUSE; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) just announced complete Broadway casting for the world premiere co-production of THE COUNTRY HOUSE, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

Aaron Tveit Lands Lead Role in Romantic Comedy STEREOTYPICALLY YOU
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Broadway's Aaron Tveit has landed the lead role in the upcoming romantic comedy film STEREOTYPICALLY YOU, from writer-director Benjamin Cox. (more...)

WONDER OF THE WORLD to Open Douglas Morrisson Theatre's 2014-15 Season, 8/28-9/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre opens its 35th Season with the comedy 'Wonder of the World' by David Lindsay-Abaire. Directed by Dale Albright, 'Wonder of the World' is a wild and wacky tale of one woman's quest for happiness and self-fulfillment. (more...)

Jamie Ross & Jonathan C. Kaplan Star in TriArts Sharon Playhouse's TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE, Now thru 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

TriArts Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, presents Mitch Albom's Tuesdays with Morrie from July 3-6 on Stage 2 in the Bok Gallery. (more...)

Capitol Theatre's WICKED Announces Drawing for $25 Seats, 7/9-8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

A day-of-performance drawing for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Capitol Theatre with performances from July 9 - August 24. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Capitol Theatre box office will have their names placed in a drawing drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only. This drawing is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person. Drawing participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets. (more...)

Spencer Theater to Host Ottmar Liebert and Band Luna Negra in Concert on 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Liebert is one of the most successful instrumental artists of our time, thrilling sold-out audiences throughout the world. He returns to the Spencer Theater stage with his dynamic band, Luna Negra at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 26, sharing his many evocative tunes. (more...)

Chandra Lee Schwartz and Etai BenShlomo to Join WICKED National Tour in Salt Lake City, July 29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The company of the first North American tour of WICKED will be welcoming Chandra Lee Schwartz as Glinda and Etai BenShlomo on Tuesday, July 29 in Salt Lake City, UT. (more...)

Spencer Wine Fest is This Saturday, 7/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Celebrating the vast grape growing and wine producing industry in southern New Mexico, as well as the state's booming microbrews, the Spencer unveils the first Spencer Wine & Brew Festival at the theater on Saturday, July 5 from 2 p.m.- 9 p.m. Various wineries and breweries will provide pours at booths set throughout the hall and arts & crafts vendors will also be on site, as will a selection of edibles including gourmet sliders & sides, fruit & cheese plates will be available for purchase. Live jazz music performed by the sizzling ensemble Straight Up Jazz of Albuquerque, and Spanish guitar with area favorite Tomas Vigil, also sets the mood for a day of popping good fun. (more...)

Chris Bauer, Dominic Hoffman, Jonno Roberts and DeWanda Wise to Star in RACE at CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Casting is set for Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet's 'Race,' which opens September 7, 2014, at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Previews begin August 31, and performances run through September 28. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with David Mamet and the Cast of CTG's RACE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Casting is set for Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet's 'Race,' which opens September 7, 2014, at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Previews begin August 31, and performances run through September 28. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

AXS TV to Bring THE X FACTOR UK to U.S. for First Time Ever
by TV News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Cable's premier music entertainment channel AXS TV is the official U.S. broadcast home for the upcoming eleventh season of the international mega-hit The X Factor UK. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Presents Diana Sheehan in FULL GALLOP, 8/11-31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin today announced its production of Full Gallop, produced by WaterTower Theatre, August 9-31, 2014. The WaterTower Theatre production of Full Gallop will be directed by Terry Martin and stars Diana Sheehan as Diana Vreeland. The production opens Monday, August 11. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 31
by - Aug 31, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 31, 2014. (more...)

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre to Present THE GOOD FATHER, 9/17-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) presents the Midwest premiere of THE GOOD FATHER by Christian O'Reilly. This contemporary Irish love story features local artists - and real-life married couple - Laura Gray and Jonathan Wainwright. THE GOOD FATHER performs in the Broadway Theatre Center's Studio Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. The show runs September 17 - October 12, 2014. (more...)

WICKED Announces Lottery Policy for Run at Ed Mirvish Theatre
by Alan Henry - Aug 27, 2014

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Ed Mirvish Theatre for a nine-week engagement September 3 through November 2. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Ed Mirvish Theatre box office, 244 Victoria Street will have their names placed in a lottery drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only. This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person. Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Company to Present FAR FROM HEAVEN, 9/12-10/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

From September 12 - October 11, 2014, SpeakEasy Stage Company will present the Boston Premiere of FAR FROM HEAVEN, a lush new musical based on Todd Haynes' acclaimed 2002 film. (more...)

Tickets to WICKED at Detroit Opera House On Sale 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2011, WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will return to the Detroit Opera House, December 10 - January 4. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 12 at 10 AM at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, online at www.ticketmaster.com/wicked or www.broadwayindetroit.com and at the Fisher Theatre and Detroit Opera House box offices. (more...)

BWW Profile: Two-Time Tony-Award Winner, Emmy Nominee Joe Mantello
by Jennifer McHugh - Aug 23, 2014

In anticipation of the live 66th Annual Emmy Award broadcast on NBC on Monday, August 25th, BWW will be spotlighting the Emmy nominated TV performances of some of Broadway's biggest stars. If you want to follow along and interact with all of BroadwayWorld's Emmy coverage, check out #BWWEmmys on Twitter. (more...)

Karen Ziemba, Joe Lisi, Jonny Orsini & More to Star in Directors Company's ALMOST HOME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The Directors Company has announced casting for the world premiere of Walter Anderson's play ALMOST HOME, directed by Michael Parva. ALMOST HOME will star Joe Lisi, James McCaffrey, Jonny Orsini, Brenda Pressley and Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba. (more...)

Seattle Rep's 2014 New Play Festival to Kick Off This October; Tickets on Sale 9/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Seattle Repertory Theatre announced today the programming and schedule for the 2014 New Play Festival, running Oct. 17-26, 2014. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Blythe Danner and Cast of THE COUNTRY HOUSE Meet the Press!
by Walter McBride - Aug 21, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere co-production of The Country House, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, will begin previews Tuesday, September 9 and open Thursday, October 2 at MTC's Samuel J. FriedmanTheatre (261 West 47th Street). The Country House is produced in association with the Geffen Playhouse. THE COUNTRY HOUSE stars Tony and Emmy Award winner Blythe Danner, Kate Jennings Grant (The Lyons, Proof), Eric Lange (FX's 'The Bridge,' 'Weeds'), David Rasche (Regrets Only, Speed-the-Plow), Sarah Steele (Slowgirl, Speech and Debate), and Tony nominee Daniel Sunjata (TNT's 'Graceland,' Take Me Out). The company just met the press yesterday and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

WICKED Announces Lottery for San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts Run
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is making its South Bay premiere at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden Blvd.) with performances from August 27 - September 14. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Center for the Performing Arts box office will have their names placed in a lottery drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only. This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person. Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets. (more...)

BWW TV: MTC's Broadway-Bound THE COUNTRY HOUSE COMPANY Meets the Press!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 20, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere co-production of The Country House, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, will begin previews Tuesday, September 9 and open Thursday, October 2 at MTC's Samuel J. FriedmanTheatre (261 West 47th Street). The Country House is produced in association with the Geffen Playhouse. THE COUNTRY HOUSE stars Tony and Emmy Award winner Blythe Danner, Kate Jennings Grant (The Lyons, Proof), Eric Lange (FX's 'The Bridge,' 'Weeds'), David Rasche (Regrets Only, Speed-the-Plow), Sarah Steele (Slowgirl, Speech and Debate), and Tony nominee Daniel Sunjata (TNT's 'Graceland,' Take Me Out). The company just met the press today, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the company about the new play. Check out what they had to say below! (more...)

TV Legend Kim Zimmer to Rejoin Cast of WICKED First North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

The company of the first North American tour of WICKED will welcome back Kim Zimmer as Madame Morrible on Tuesday, September 30 in Albuquerque, NM. (more...)

Shakespeare Celebration Set for Bryn Mawr Performing Arts Series, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series plays, acts and dances a happy 450th birthday to William Shakespeare in a Bard's Birthday Bash with Scenes, Sonnets, Music and Dance with Members of Piffaro and Guests on Saturday, October 4 at 8:30 p.m. at Thomas Great Hall. Piffaro, playing reconstructions of Renaissance instruments such as shawms, dulcians, sackbuts, recorders, krumhorns, bagpipes, lutes, guitars, harps and a variety of percussion, perform music of Shakespeare's time including old English ballads, instrumental fantasies and country dances, some with direct connections to his plays. The program will weave in scenes from some of Shakespeare's most popular plays directed by Barrymore Award-winning director James J. Christy and performed by leading local actors. The celebration concludes with dancing, taught to the audience by Renaissance dancing master Dorothy Olsson. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: THE COUNTRY HOUSE
by Walter McBride - Aug 15, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere co-production of THE COUNTRY HOUSE, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, will begin previews Tuesday, September 9 and open Thursday, October 2 at MTC's Samuel J. FriedmanTheatre (261 West 47th Street). THE COUNTRY HOUSE is produced in association with the Geffen Playhouse. Check out the marquee below! (more...)

Pat Green to Bring Texas Inspiration to the Spencer Theater, 8/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Pat Green is a Grammy-nominated hit maker, the upbeat "Wave On Wave" country artist who holds the reputation of an outsider: a Texas inspiration that's stayed away from the glitz, a mainstream country artist who can rock arenas as well as intimate nightclubs without limitations. His tunes and vocal style make for some of the best sing-a-longs out there, an trove of head bopping, heart-warming material perfect for cruisin' stretches of caliche roads or dancing with friends. It's pure Americana, a heartland mix country, rock and blues, and it is the type of music that keeps you feeling good all day long. (more...)

MTC's THE COUNTRY HOUSE with Blythe Danner Begins Rehearsals Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere co-production of THE COUNTRY HOUSE, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, begins rehearsals today. The limited engagement will begin previews Tuesday, September 9 and open Thursday, October 2 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). THE COUNTRY HOUSE is produced in association with the Geffen Playhouse. (more...)

Nicholas L. Ashe, Grantham Coleman and Jeremy Pope to Star in West Coast Premiere of CHOIR BOY at the Geffen This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse announces the complete cast for the West Coast premiere of Choir Boy. This new production -- featuring gospel music -- will highlight several performers from the Manhattan Theatre Club run. Nicholas L. Ashe and Grantham Coleman will join the previously announced Jeremy Pope. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/1/14 - HAIR at the Hollywood Bowl, Edinburgh Fringe and More!
by Jessica Showers - Aug 1, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: HAIR gets wild with an all-star cast at The Hollywood Bowl this weekend, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival launches in Scotland today! (more...)

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