30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Jeff Richmond to Write Music for Fully Committed
The Broadway premiere of Becky Mode's solo comedy will star Jesse Tyler Ferguson.
Two additions have been announced to the creative team for the Broadway premiere of Becky Mode's solo comedy Fully Committed, starring five-time Emmy Award nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson. The production is helmed by Pitch Perfect and Avenue Q director Jason Moore.
Emmy Award-winning composer Jeff Richmond will make his Broadway debut writing original music for the show, and Tony Award winner Darron L. West also joins the creative team as sound designer. Richmond is known for his work as a composer and director on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and 30 Rock, both sitcoms created by his wife, Tina Fey.
Ferguson will play more than 40 characters in the comedy, which 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.
Fully Committed begins performances Friday, April 1, and opens Monday, April 25. 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.
In addition to Richmond and West, the creative team includes Derek McLane (scenic design), Sarah Laux (costume design), Ben Stanton (lighting design), and Jill BC Du Boff (sound design). Barbara Whitman and Patrick Catullo serve as producers.