I admit I am a Take me Out whore. I have seen this play multiple times from the time that it started off Broadway in Public theater to their Broadway move. And in between, some off off Broadway incarnations of this play did not miss my watchful eyes. Now with the long awaited revival of Richard Greenberg’s play I am just super excited especially my fave Grey’s anatomy resident Jesse Williams stars as Darren Lemming.
With Florida’s ‘Don’t say gay ‘ bill it could not be more timely. And recently The Red Sox released Brett Netzer after the infielder went on a hateful/homophobic social media tirade. And it took 19 years since this play premiered on Broadway to have a current baseball player come out as gay. Bryan Ruby of the Salem-Kaizer in Oregon came out September 2021.
Take me out is as entertaining as ever. The current reincarnation I think is better albeit slightly because of Jesse Williams. In the original , Denis O’ Hare was outstanding as the gay accountant Mason Marzac. But Daniel Sunjata was not able to match him so even though his is the main role somehow, the impact over-all was diminished.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson takes on a big role. He might not be as great as Denis, but his energy matches well with Jesse Williams and this made the play more balanced in my opinion. Why did I say Jesse was better than Daniel? Jesse was able to show us more than the narcissism and big ego of Darren Lemming but he also showed us his vulnerability as he felt guilt at the latter part of the play when his friend Davey died and he was blaming himself. I have seen Daniel Sunjata’s performance multiple times and have not felt that guilt. Until now. Some of the jokes might be unfamiliar to younger audience such as the reference to Chelsea for Darren’s marshmallow commercial at 2 am but the theme of Take Me Out is as relevant as today’s headlines.
Thanks to all the readers who have commented already and shared their observations in terms of nudity. Now here’s my take: Jesse Williams body is so hot. He has nice big uncut cock and nice big balls. And his ass is perfect as well. Patrick J Adams has such a handsome face and his dad bod is hot in my opinion. I love his hairy chest and thick pubes. He is also uncut, seems to have a tight foreskin and tight balls. Michael Oberholtzer as Shane Mungitt- has a cut cock, hairy body and thick tubes. Carl Lundstedt as Toddy Koovitz ( And Just Like That’s David Eigenberg played this role in the original Broadway production) has a big mushroom head and really bushy pubes and hairy ass. Tyler Lansing Weaks as Jason Chenier (Kohl Sudduth originated this role, the dumb jock, who I still remember has such a humongous balls!) has nice ripped body and nice cut package. Hiram Delgado has a long uncut cock and has a long foreskin. Eduardo Ramos has a nice abs and hairy chest and a pretty decent circumcised cock. He also has a thick bush.
NUDITY RATING: A perfect 10 of course. A definitely must-see. Over and over. Catch it. Limited engagement only until May 29!