Monday, April 22, 2024

Broadway: Batter Up! “Take Me Out” Revival With “Suits” Star Patrick J. Adams and Jesse Williams Books April 2021 Opening


Add another show to next April 2021 on Broadway.

The revival of the baseball musical “Take me Out” has set March 22nd for previews and April 22 for opening night. The show was supposed to open this past spring but got clamped down thanks to COVID.

“Suits” star Patrick J. Adams and Jesse Williams star, Jesse Tyler Ferguson from “Modern Family” is featured. Scott Ellis directs.

The full creative team for “Take Me Out: includes scenic design by David Rockwell, costume design by Linda Cho, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, sound design by Fitz Patton, and casting by Jim Carnahan, CSA.

Add “Take Me Out” to a plethora of shows that will open next April including “Plaza Suite” with Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker.

One show that is skipping April and the Tony Awards deadline next season is Hugh Jackman as “The Music Man” with Sutton Foster. Why? It’s not like “The Music Man” is so hard to put on stage. Jackman and Foster probably sing it in their sleep.

Other theater news: Scott Rudin thinks Dustin Hoffman is going to play the stage manager in a new production of “Our Town.”  I love Dustin Hoffman, but he’s had some #MeToo issues that will have to be cleared up with Rudin doesn’t want demonstrations. Also, David Cromer already directed the seminal “Our Town” on Barrow Street. If he’s not going to direct this, what’s the point?

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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