Jimmy Fallon to reprise ‘Almost Famous’ role in surprise shows

Jimmy Fallon may soon be hitting the Great White Way.

The 48-year-old comedian allegedly will be reprising his role as band manager Dennis Hope at certain performances of the musical adaptation of “Almost Famous” on Broadway, reports Deadline.

News of Fallon’s surprise cameos in the show comes after he received an open invitation from the film’s director Cameron Crowe when he appeared on the show in July 2019.

“I’m speechless,” said Fallon.

“Almost Famous,” tells the story of William Miller — an aspiring music journalist for Rolling Stone magazine — and an up-and-coming band called “Stillwater” as they grapple with fame and its consequences.

The 2000 film — which stars Jason Lee, Kate Hudson, Fallon, the late Phillip Seymour-Hoffman and several others — has been deemed a semi-autobiographical film as Crowe himself was a teenage writer for Rolling Stone.

The exact dates and number of times Fallon is slated to appear on stage have been kept closely under wraps, according to Deadline.

The Post reached out to Crowe and Fallon for comment.

News of Fallon's surprise cameos in the show comes after he received an open invitation from the film's director Cameron Crowe when he appeared on the show in July of 2019.
Fallon received an open invitation from the film’s director Cameron Crowe when he appeared on the show in July 2019.
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"Almost Famous" is set to open on Broadway on November 3, 2022.
“Almost Famous” is set to open on Broadway on November 3, 2022.
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Exact dates and number of times Fallon is slated to appear have been kept closely under wraps.
The exact dates and number of times Fallon is slated to appear on stage have been kept closely under wraps, according to Deadline.
Todd Owyoung/NBC via Getty Image

“In the spirit of the musical and the cast being our ‘band,’ we love the idea of our favorites and future favorites dropping in to ‘jam,’” said Crowe.

“The whole thing began with Jimmy — as the link between the two [film and musical] casts.”

Crowe confirmed that other people have expressed interest in doing cameo roles such as MSNBC journalist John Heilemann, but did not specify any dates.

“Almost Famous” is slated to open on Broadway on November 3, 2022, at the Benard B. Jacobs theatre.


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