FULLY COMMITTED announces complete creative team
Five-Time Emmy Award Nominee
JESSE TYLER FERGUSON
By BECKY MODE
Directed By Tony Award Nominee JASON MOORE
Scenic Design by Tony & Emmy Award Winner DEREK McLANE
Costume Design by SARAH LAUX
Lighting Design by Tony Award Nominee BEN STANTON
Sound Design by Tony Award Winner DARRON L WEST
Original Music by Emmy Award Winner JEFF RICHMOND
Performances Begin April 1, 2016
Officially Opens on April 25, 2016
A Strictly Limited Engagement Thru July 24, 2016
On Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre
Tickets On Sale Now
(New York, NY) – Producers Barbara Whitman and Patrick Catullo announced today additions to the creative team for the delicious hit comedy, FULLY COMMITTED, starring five-time Emmy Award nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson as more than 40 outrageous characters. The complete creative team for Fully Committed by Becky Mode, directed by Tony Award nominee Jason Moore, includes scenic design by Tony and Emmy Award winner Derek McLane (Beautiful, 33 Variations), costume design by Sarah Laux (The Humans), lighting design by Tony Award nominee Ben Stanton (Fun Home), sound design by Tony Award winner Darron L West (Peter and the Starcatcher), and original music by Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “30 Rock”).
Fully Committed begins performances Friday, April 1 and officially opens Monday, April 25, 2016 on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). This is a strictly limited engagement through July 24, 2016.
You think you’re having a bad day? 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?
Hailed as “immensely entertaining,” by The New York Times, and named one of the “Top 10 Plays of the Year” by Time magazine, Fully Committed was originally commissioned and developed by David Stone, and then produced at the Vineyard Theater in a production directed by Nicholas Martin. After opening to rave reviews and quickly selling out its initial engagement, the production transferred to the Cherry Lane Theatre, running for nearly 700 performances in New York. Fully Committed has been subsequently seen in productions around the world, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, London and Paris.
The New York Times: “Rarely has a playwright pegged so entertainingly the insecurity at the heart of the New York sense of entitlement. Anyone who has ever been on the receiving end in a menial job will find comfort in Sam’s plight. A richly comic affirmation of everything I've ever heard, or suspected, about the bad behavior that good food can inspire.”
New York Magazine: “Becky Mode has been an actress, waitress, and coatcheck girl, excellent training for a playwright and mandatory for this play. For the price of an entrée, she serves up all the splendors and miseries of restaurant life prepared to a fare-thee-well.”
Time Out New York: “Hilarious and touching, gallops along at a swift, almost frantic pace.”
New York Post: “A sparkling one-man tour de force…very funny and very believable.”
Variety: “Furiously fast paced and lots of fun. A tasty concoction of a play.”
Fully Committed is based on characters created by playwright Becky Mode and Mark Setlock, from their experience working in the blistering world of the high-end restaurant industry.
Fully Committed will play Tuesday at 7:00pm (8:00pm during previews), Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00PM, with Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2:00PM and Sunday matinees at 3:00PM.
Tickets to Fully Committed are on-sale now at Telecharge.com.
Ticket prices range from $75-$145.
DEREK McLANE (Scenic Design) has designed more than 300 productions at theatres throughout the United States and around the world, for Broadway, Off-Broadway and major live television. He won an Emmy and an Art Directors Guild Award for his design of the 86th Annual Academy Awards. Select Broadway credits include: Noises Off, Gigi, Living On Love, Beautiful, The Heiress, Nice Work If You Can Get It, The Best Man, Follies, Anything Goes, How to Succeed in Business…, Bengal Tiger in the Baghdad Zoo…., Million Dollar Quartet, Ragtime, 33 Variations (Tony Award, Best Scenic Design), Grease, Little Women, The Pajama Game, I Am My Own Wife, The Women, Present Laughter. Off-Broadway: Into the Woods, Posterity, The Money Shot, Burning, The Last Five Years, Ruined, Lie of the Mind, Marie and Bruce, Starry Messenger, The Voysey Inheritance, Two Trains Running, Macbeth (Shakespeare in the Park), Hurlyburly, Abigail's Party, Aunt Dan and Lemon, and many others. His designs in opera and theatre have also appeared in London, Paris, Dublin, Glasgow, Moscow, Krakow, Sydney, Caracas and Warsaw. For television, McLane designed the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Academy Awards, as well as “Sound of Music Live!,” “Peter Pan Live!” and “The Wiz Live!”
SARAH LAUX (Costume Design). Recent design credits include: The Humans (Roundabout, Broadway), FreakShow directed by Trudie Styler (in post-production), Thresh/Hold (Pilobolus Dance Theater), Come Back Little Sheba (Huntington Theatre Company), Women or Nothing (Atlantic Theater Company), Really, Really (MCC) and Baby Screams Miracle (Clubbed Thumb). Broadway Associate Design credits include: An Act of God, The Last Ship, If/Then, War Horse (U.S.), The Performers and The Addams Family.
BEN STANTON (Lighting Design). Recent credits include Fun Home for which he was nominated for a Tony Award, and Deaf West Theater’s revival of the musical Spring Awakening. Additional Broadway credits include Theresa Rebeck’s Seminar and Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People at MTC’s Friedman Theater. Off-Broadway credits include Marjorie Prime and The Christians at Playwrights Horizons; The Legend Of Georgia Mcbride and The Nether (Lortel nomination) at MCC; Our Lady of Kibeho (Drama Desk nomination), Kung Fu, and Angels in America at the Signature Theater; Murder Ballad at MTC and the Union Square Theater; The Whipping Man (Lortel Award, Drama Desk nomination) at MTC; and Into the Woods at the Delacorte. Ben has designed world tours for recording artists including Regina Spektor, Sufjan Stevens, Beirut and St. Vincent. In 2015 Ben was honored with an Obie Award for Sustained excellence in Lighting Design.
DARRON L WEST (Sound Design) is a Tony and OBIE award-winning sound designer whose work for theater and dance has been heard in more than 500 productions nationally and internationally on Broadway and off. His many accolades for sound design include the Bay Area Theater Critics Circle Award, the Lucille Lortel and the AUDELCO. He is a two-time Henry Hewes Design Award winner and a proud recipient of the 2012 Princess Grace Award Statue.
JEFF RICHMOND (Original Music) is an awarding-winning composer, songwriter and director whose work has been featured over the years in television, theatre and film. Jeff has scored several films including Baby Mama, which starred Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. His television work includes several seasons on the music staff of “Saturday Night Live.” In addition to scoring the series, Richmond also directed several episodes and executive produced “30 Rock,” winning three Primetime Emmy Awards. His theatre work is extensive including several original musical comedies and many years as a musical director at the famed Second City in Chicago. He is currently Executive Producing and directing select episodes of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and collaborating with his wife, Tina Fey, and lyricist Nell Benjamin on a musical adaptation of the hit 2004 comedy Mean Girls. Jeff lives in New York City with his wife and two daughters, Alice and Penelope.
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