Already closed | 1h 20m | Midtown W

Fully Committed

From 425 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Hilarious

About the show

Becky Mode's comedy takes a sharp skewer to the backside of the restaurant biz, with five-time Emmy nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson (of 'Modern Family' fame) playing all 40 characters. More…

You think you’re having a bad day at work? Meet Sam. He covers the red-hot reservation line at one of New York’s most exclusive restaurants, juggling desperate diners, scheming socialites, name-dropping wannabes, celebrity divas, panicked waiters and a fame-hungry chef.

1h 20m | Already closed | Lyceum Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (425)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Hilarious
80
Avg Score

70
Fluffy, Diverting, Slow, Clever, Well acted

See it if you want a "beach read" play: light, breezy, short (altho the 80 mins can feel long). JTF is good (but not great) at creating 40 characters

Don't see it if you want a big show. This should be off-Brdway. There's little plot, but some laughs. Here, if your cellphone rings, no one will notice!

87
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Funny, Hilarious

See it if You like great acting and witty humor that particularly skewers hipsters and pretentiousness.

Don't see it if You're more concerned with WHERE you eat than WHAT you eat.

60
Cute, Entertaining, Amusing, Frivolous

See it if you are a rabid fan of Jesse Tyler Ferguson; you got a cheap ticket; you've seen all of the other new shows this season.

Don't see it if you have to pay full price. (This 80-min confection could've played fine on TV or in an evening of 1-acts. Doesn't need a Broadway staging.)

75
Exhausting, Great acting, Engaging, Impressive, Relentless

See it if you're a fan of Jesse Tyler Ferguson or seeing an actor transform effectively into dozens of characters.

Don't see it if you don't like to feel exhausted by an evening at the theater.

40
Cliched, Banal, Disappointing

See it if you are a huge fan of Jesse Tyler Ferguson, still enjoy plays where the dialogue, action, and scenes are repetitive

Don't see it if you are expecting good writing and to laugh hysterically, you don't like one-man shows, you don't want to waste your time and money

90
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if want to see a BRILLIANT performance, laugh for 90 minutes, and have a great time.

Don't see it if you prefer lugubrious dramas and are allergic to talent or humor.

67
Dizzying, Quirky, Original

See it if you enjoy one man shows and particularly like Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

Don't see it if you want a show you can follow and do not particularly enjoy one man shows or if you want a truly hiarious comedy.

75
Impressive, Clever, Funny, Great acting

See it if you're a JTF fan. He plays 40+ roles excellently!

Don't see it if you don't appreciate one man shows.

79
Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if want a funny time

Don't see it if you want a multi-actor production

85
Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Refreshing, Masterful

See it if one-man shows are cool with you. JT Ferguson was amazing: funny, precise, consistent, fully-committed (I swear, no pun). It was masterful.

Don't see it if one-man shows & NO INTERMISSION aren't cool w/you. The experience was a master class in theater. Wasn't much of a JT Ferguson fan until now.

70
Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You like quick humor and strong comedy acting.

Don't see it if You want a big spectacle show.

75
Funny, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you like Jesse Tyler Ferguson and like when actors play multiple characters. Jesse does so successfully and in an entertaining way.

Don't see it if you like shows with a strong plot

76
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy a fast paced one man show and are a Jesse Tyler Ferguson fan, he is the show.

Don't see it if are not a fan of comedy or one man shows.

85
Entertaining, Great acting, Hilarious, Must see

See it if You want to see an actor totally own the stage & his parts. You want to LOL. Can relate to past job experience. Want to see a great show.

Don't see it if Watching one person play dozens of parts confuses you.

90
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Ambitious, Original

See it if you are a fan of Jess Tyler Ferguson and want to see him perform live multiple characters in a span of 90 minutes. He did an amazing job!

Don't see it if you do not want to see a one man show. The show will probably have less of an impact if your not familiar with the actor.

86
Funny, Indulgent, Great acting, Ambitious, Masterful

See it if Ambitious update of a one-man play; Jesse Tyler Ferguson is a winning personality; I've eaten at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal so I get it

Don't see it if Often portrays over-the-top pretension typical of high-end dining (may turn off many people); do you know who Heston Blumental is?

5
Dated, Boring, Pointless, Excruciating, Insipid

See it if You're a tourist only concerned with seeing "that funny gay guy from Modern Family" and think very basic, dated jokes are HILARIOUS.

Don't see it if You value your time.

72
Clever, Great acting, Ambitious, Dizzying, Cliched

See it if you love JTF and want to see him play a plethora of silly characters. If you love slapstick, jokes about stereotypes, and stunty shenanigans

Don't see it if you're expecting anything fully-formed or insightful.

70
Pleasant, Great acting, Overrated

See it if despite a stellar one man performance, the play is amusing, but not great. OK situations move along, but never really got me.

Don't see it if don't like one-man shows.

72
Funny, Great acting, Cliched, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if you're a fan of JTF, charming actor - showy role, light comedy, nothing too deep, a fun night at theater

Don't see it if you don't like one-person plays, or you're looking for substantive fare and deep meaning or things relevant to today's issues.

78
Funny, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if like Jesse Tyler Ferguson at all, want a nice easy 90 minutes of laughs. It's a one-man show, so it's pretty much all or nothing here

Don't see it if don't like the star

80
Funny, Clever, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if you enjoy light fluffy fare on the menu. The show is frothy, foamy. and funny. JTF's performance is good but not four star.

Don't see it if you're hungry for a more substantial and filling evening. The play is much better suited for intimate OB like the original production.

75
Ambitious, Entertaining, Dizzying, Intense, Clever

See it if Not really a fan of JTF but he was "fully committed" to this show. In many places it could be manic. He did a great job with all the

Don't see it if different personalities, esp "Chef". I loved at the end when he stood up for himself and told everyone off.

70
Dizzying, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Overrated

See it if You're a fan of Ferguson!!! He's amazing on stage as he changes from one character to another without taking a breath.

Don't see it if You want more out of the script than some sorry jokes. I didn't think much of his schtick.

78
Delightful, Funny, Quirky

See it if you are looking for a funny and charming show. It's entertaining and Jesse does a great job, but it's not revolutionary.

Don't see it if you want something plot driven- this is not that show. It's just a long comedy sketch. Sometimes it's great, but sometimes it isn't.


April 25th, 2016
"Mr. Ferguson brings such warmth and variety to his performance that you may not notice that in the more than 15 years since the play opened Off Broadway, it has acquired a slightly sour aftertaste. Back in 1999, the words 'income inequality' were not on the lips of every economist, pundit and po...
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April 25th, 2016
“Before he became a household name, Jesse Tyler Ferguson was one of New York’s most inventive comic character actors. You can sense his delight at stretching those muscles in the revival of ‘Fully Committed’...Ferguson's performance is necessarily broad, and not always precise: a half-British acc...
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April 26th, 2016
"Ferguson is not a television star for nothing. He gradually builds the performance from a base of detailed realism...Still, it’s an inversion of the 'Fully Committed' of 1999...Asking a play that is basically a clever stunt to support the weight of this more complex interpretation is asking for ...
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April 25th, 2016
“Somehow doesn't add up to much more than a string of sometimes-funny jokes...The play doesn't lend itself to bloated Broadway treatment, no matter who is starring...It's impossible to escape the nagging feeling that this flippant satirical comedy is being swallowed up by its outsize production.....
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