Following two extensions of its run at the Public Theater and persistent rumors of a transfer comes the official announcement that Richard Greenberg's much-talked-about Take Me Out will, in fact, be moving to Broadway. Though an exact date has not been set, the play about a gay baseball star who comes out of the closet will open at the Walter Kerr Theatre sometime in the winter of 2003. (Details regarding ticket prices and performance schedules are yet to be announced.) In the meantime, the show, which opened at the Public on September 5, will continue to play there through November 24.
In his TheaterMania review of the production, David Finkle referred to the play as "Richard Greenberg's part valentine, part poison-pen letter to the national pastime." He went on to write: "If this thoughtful, acerbic, and frequently impassioned work isn't quite the dramatic equivalent of a home run with the bases loaded, it's at least a triple that drives in multiple runs and raises the prolific playwright's batting average to well over .400."