Jesse Tyler Ferguson takes his bow as Fully Committed opens on Broadway.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson takes his bow as Fully Committed opens on Broadway.
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The Broadway production of Becky Mode's Fully Committed, starring five-time Emmy Award nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), celebrated its opening night on April 25 at the Lyceum Theatre.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson makes a triumphant return to Broadway after a decade.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson makes a triumphant return to Broadway after a decade.
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Fully Committed follows a day in the life of Sam, a reservation-line receptionist at one of New York's trendiest restaurants. The play, inspired by characters Mode created with Mark Setlock (who originated the role), was first presented at the Vineyard Theatre in 1999, transferring to the Cherry Lane Theatre and running for nearly 700 performances. As the show's only actor, Ferguson plays more than 40 characters.

Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond are on hand to toast Richmond's Broadway songwriting debut with Fully Committed.
Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond are on hand to toast Richmond's Broadway songwriting debut with Fully Committed.
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Under the direction of Jason Moore, Fully Committed began performances Friday, April 1. The limited engagement runs through July 24. This marks Ferguson's return to Broadway for the first time since originating the role of Leaf Coneybear in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee in 2005.

Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond join Fully Committed director Jason Moore and star Jesse Tyler Ferguson on the red carpet.
Fully Committed director Jason Moore (left) and star Jesse Tyler Ferguson (right) join Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond on the red carpet.
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The creative team includes Derek McLane (scenic design), Sarah Laux (costume design), Ben Stanton (lighting design), Darron L. West (sound design), and Jeff Richmond (music).

Happy opening to Patrick Catullo, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Barbara Whitman, Becky Mode, and Jason Moore!
Happy opening to Patrick Catullo, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Barbara Whitman, Becky Mode, and Jason Moore!
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Jesse Tyler Ferguson celebrates opening night with his husband, Justin Mikita.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson celebrates opening night with his husband, Justin Mikita.
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Guests at the opening night performance included Broadway icon Bernadette Peters.
Guests at the opening-night performance included Broadway icon Bernadette Peters.
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It's a Spelling Bee reunion as William Finn, Lisa Howard, Jose Llana, Sarah Saltzberg, and Derrick Baskin join Jesse Tyler Ferguson for a snapshot.
It's a Spelling Bee reunion with William Finn, Lisa Howard, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jose Llana, Sarah Saltzberg, and Derrick Baskin.
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Modern Family star Eric Stonestreet is proud to cheer on his TV husband, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, upon his return to Broadway.
Modern Family star Eric Stonestreet is proud to cheer on his TV husband, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, upon his return to Broadway.
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She Loves Me star Laura Benanti smiles for the cameras on her way into the Lyceum Theatre.
She Loves Me star Laura Benanti smiles for the cameras on her way into the Lyceum Theatre.
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The Color Purple leading lady Cynthia Erivo is excited to see Fully Committed.
The Color Purple leading lady Cynthia Erivo is excited to see Fully Committed.
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Zachary Quinto walks the red carpet at the opening of Fully Committed.
Zachary Quinto walks the red carpet at the opening of Fully Committed.
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On his night off from She Loves Me, Zachary Levi checks out the latest Broadway comedy.
On his night off from She Loves Me, Zachary Levi checks out the latest Broadway comedy.
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Marsha Stephanie Blake and Gbenga Akinnagbe step out for the opening of Fully Committed.
Marsha Stephanie Blake and Gbenga Akinnagbe step out for the opening of Fully Committed.
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Derek McLane, seen here with Lia Vollack, is the proud scenic designer of Fully Committed.
Derek McLane, seen here with Lia Vollack, is the proud scenic designer of Fully Committed.
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Martha Plimpton is ready to see her pal, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, back on stage.
Martha Plimpton is ready to see her pal Jesse Tyler Ferguson back onstage.
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Miriam Shor and Emily Bergl pal around on the red carpet.
Miriam Shor and Emily Bergl pal around on the red carpet.
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Ashley Park and Conrad Ricamora of The King and I go on a friend date to Fully Committed.
Ashley Park and Conrad Ricamora of The King and I go on a friend date to Fully Committed.
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The Americans star Alison Wright poses for photos before the show.
The Americans star Alison Wright poses for photos before the show.
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