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Scott Ellis Talks About the Broadway Gay-Themed Baseball Play 'Take Me Out'

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Take Me Out won many awards, including a Tony, Critics Circle, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel for its depiction of a baseball superstar who comes out of the closet, and it is now running on Broadway at New York's Second Stage Theater.

Just a couple of weeks ago, director Scott Ellis thought Take Me Out might be the only game in town, but happily for all concerned, that is not the case and instead it is more of a companion piece to the national pastime.Both Ellis and Greenberg are particularly happy for baseball's return because they are real fans.

Ellis says that he became a baseball fan, at least in part, because he has worked with the Nederlander Organization, the Broadway producers who are part owners of the Yankees, and they would give him tickets. "So I got used to sitting behind the dugout.

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