The Broadway comedy Fully Committed, starring five-time Emmy Award nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), plays its final performances July 31 at 2 PM and 7 PM at the Lyceum Theatre. As of closing, it will have played 28 previews and 112 regular performances.
Ferguson plays nearly 40 outrageous characters in this one-man show by Becky Mode, which was directed by Tony nominee Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect, Avenue Q, Sisters). The actor won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance for his work in this production.
The limited engagement was produced by Barbara Whitman, Patrick Catullo, Marcia Goldberg, Tom Casserly, Aaron Glick and David Binder.
"You think you’re having a bad day?" ask press notes. "Meet Sam (Ferguson). He works the red-hot reservation line at one of New York’s trendiest restaurants, where the best food inspires the worst behavior. Coercion, petty threats, bribes, histrionics—a cast of desperate callers, all brought to life by Ferguson, will stop at nothing to land a prime reservation, or the right table in Becky Mode’s hilarious and delicious comedy. Amid the barrage, Sam has his own problems to deal with. While juggling scheming socialites, name-dropping wannabes, fickle celebrities and egomaniacal bosses, can he still manage to look out for himself?"
See photos from opening night below:
Fully Committed is based on characters created by playwright Becky Mode and Mark Setlock from their experience working in the world of the high-end restaurant industry.
The creative team included Derek McLane (set), Sarah Laux (costume), Ben Stanton (lighting), Darron L West (sound) and Jeff Richmond (original music).
Watch clips from the production below: