Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson to Return to Broadway in Fully Committed
Five-time Emmy nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family) will make his return to Broadway this spring in a revival of Becky Mode's solo comedy Fully Committed. Pitch Perfect and Avenue Q director Jason Moore will helm the production, which is set to play the Lyceum Theatre in the spring of 2016.
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. It has since been all over the world.
Fully Committed begins performances Saturday, April 2 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. Barbara Whitman and Patrick Catullo serve as producers.