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Jesse Tyler Ferguson to Star on Broadway in ‘Fully Committed’

“Modern Family” star Jesse Tyler Ferguson will return to Broadway this spring in a new production of “Fully Committed,” the restaurant-world comedy by Becky Mode.

Ferguson, who got his start on the New York stage in shows including “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” will star as an out-of-work actor who manages the reservations line at the hottest restaurant in Manhattan. Jason Moore, the stage director (“Avenue Q,” “Shrek the Musical”) who also directed the movie “Pitch Perfect,” will stage the show.

Playwright Becky Mode’s well-received comedy ran for a year and a half Off Broadway, beginning in 1999. For the new production, Mode will update the script to reflect the foodie culture that has conquered New York over the last 15 years.

Although “Modern Family” keeps Ferguson busy in Hollywood, he’s consistently made time for stage work over the years, particularly in Shakespeare in the Park productions including the recent “The Tempest” and “A Comedy of Errors.”

Barbara Whitman, one of the lead producers of last season’s Tony champ “Fun Home,” and Patrick Catullo (“Next to Normal”) will produce “Fully Committed,” which begins previews April 2 ahead of an April 25 opening at the Lyceum Theater.

The Lyceum’s current tenant, the revival of “A View from the Bridge” that just opened, is scheduled to end its limited run Feb. 21.

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