Take Me Out premiered at the Donmar Warehouse in London on June 20, 2002. The production was directed by Joe Mantello and starred Daniel Sunjata, Denis O’Hare, Neal Huff, Frederick Weller, Kevin Carroll, Dominic Fumusa, Gene Gabriel, Robert M. Jimenez, Joe Lisi, Kohl Sudduth, and James Yaegashi. It ran until August 3 of the same year.
The production transferred off-Broadway to the Joseph Papp Public Theater later that year with the same cast and direction where it ran until 2003.
The next year, Take Me Out transferred to the Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway (where I joined to handle global online marketing) with the same cast with the exception of Dominic Fumusa, who was replaced by David Eigenberg. Take Me Out opened on February 27, 2003. It featured designs by Scott Pask (scenic), Jess Goldstein (costume), Kevin Adams (lighting), and Janet Kalas (sound). At the 2003 Tony Awards, the production won the award for Best Play, Mantello won Best Direction of a Play, and O’Hare won Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play. It closed on January 4, 2004 after 355 performances.