Jimmy Fallon made his big-screen debut as cocky music manager Dennis Hope in “Almost Famous” nearly 20 years ago — and the film’s creator, Cameron Crowe, has invited Fallon to play the role (and hopefully deliver his immortal line from the film, “I didn’t invent the rainy day, man. I just own the best umbrella”) on a “drop-in” basis in an upcoming Broadway musical adaptation.
A rep for the show explained that “The Tonight Show” host “has an open invitation to perform the role he created when the show comes to Broadway . . . Judging by his enthusiasm, you can bet we’ll be making his Broadway dreams come true.”
The musical plays San Diego this September.
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