Fully Committed is entering the final three weeks of it's successful run. It's star, Jessie Tyler Ferguson, will be returning to his popular TV show, and the Lyceum will be awaiting it's next tenant for the fall.
Tonight, the crew of Fully Committed was invited to cocktails and snacks, hosted by Mr. Ferguson. It was a lovely time and very much appreciated (it doesn't happen that often!). A very classy gesture by a charming and talented artist.
Movie and TV stars that work on Broadway often speak warmly of the Broadway theater community. Broadway shows are not very different from families, albeit usually temporary ones. At the party tonight, Jessie mentioned that a one-man show can be somewhat lonely. I think we all can relate to that in some way, working on Broadway. The odd shifts, not many holidays or weekends. The Broadway world has it's own rhythm, and it's just not the same as other realms.
I think that's part of what made tonight so special. It was a chance to hang with our Broadway family in a non-work situation. It wasn't a jam-packed opening night, it was a laid back evening in a warm and cozy space.
Jessie spoke of his appreciation for all our efforts on the show. I know we all appreciated his efforts. I look forward to him returning to Broadway sometime in the future, and I hope to have the opportunity to work a show of his again