Jimmy Fallon’s NBC late-night talkshow has been celebrating the return of the city’s theater district, felled over the last 18 months as a result of the pandemic.
The Tonight Show co-showrunner Jamie Granet-Bederman told Deadline why they planned a weekly musical extravaganza, Fallon’s love for a musical spot and plans to ramp up the parodies that it does over the next few months as late-night kicks into gear following the summer break.
Following Fallon’s Broadway’s Back number with Lin-Manuel Miranda in June, the comedian and his team are welcoming five Broadway shows to 30 Rock. Little Shop of Horrors kicked things off on Monday (see video below), followed by The Tina Turner musical.
Tonight, sees Dear Evan Hansen featuring Ben Platt, followed by Six and Wicked.
It is Fallon’s first Broadway special since he hosted his previous NBC talker Late Night.