Jesse Tyler Ferguson, left, and Jesse Williams will reprise their...

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, left, and Jesse Williams will reprise their “Take Me Out” roles when the revival returns to Broadway in October. Credit: Joan Marcus

"Take Me Out," the Tony Award-winning revival of East Meadow playwright Richard Greenberg's 2003 baseball comedy-drama, returns to Broadway Oct. 27 following a well-reviewed run at the Hayes Theater this spring that closed in June after 79 performances.

Reprising their roles at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre will be "Modern Family" star Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who won a Tony playing sports-business manager Mason Marzac, and "Grey's Anatomy" actor Jesse Williams, who was nominated for his role as a Major League Baseball star who announces he is gay. Further casting will be announced. General-public tickets go on sale Aug. 26 at 10 a.m. at

Producer Barry Weissler said in a statement Thursday that he and his producing-partner wife, Fran Weissler, "are so honored to serve as pinch hitters and take the show into extra innings. We were blown away when we saw it at the Hayes earlier this year under Scott Ellis' brilliant direction. After being big fans when the play premiered … we were struck by how relevant and timely it continues to be."

He added, "Richard Greenberg brilliantly uses the lens of America's favorite pastime to expose and explore the prejudices that divide us, but he strikes the perfect balance, managing to entertain as well as enlighten. In short, to borrow a line from the show, Fran and I have come to understand that baseball is a perfect metaphor for hope in a democratic society."

The original 2003 production, which ran 355 performances and 28 previews, won Tony Awards for best play, as well as for Joe Mantello's direction and for Denis O'Hare's performance as Marzac. It additionally was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for drama.

Greenberg, an alumnus of East Meadow High School before going on to Princeton University and the Yale University School of Drama, has written such Broadway plays as "The Violet Hour" and the Levittown-set "The Babylon Line."

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