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VIDEO: Hugh Jackman Talks Joan Rivers Funeral, New Broadway Play 'The River' on TONIGHT

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, Jimmy competed against guest Hugh Jackman in a giant game of billiards featuring bowling balls and no pool cues. Later, Jimmy speaks to Hugh Jackman about his Broadway play, The River, and he demonstrates how Aussies make the worst houseguests.

Jackman also spoke about his recent performance at the funeral of Joan Rivers. "She'd seen me in a show called 'Boy From Oz' that I did here on Broadway, and I sang a song called 'Quiet Please There's a Lady On Stage,' it's a beautiful celebration of a woman. And the entire synagogue got up and started clapping and cheering and the whole thing was touching, uplifting, and moving and funny."

Watch clips from the appearance below!

Hugh Jackman will make his return to the Broadway stage in The River, a new Broadway play by Jez Butterworth, co-starringLaura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo, and directed by Ian Rickson.

Presented by Sonia Friedman Productions, theRoyal Court Theatre production of The Riverwill open on Sunday, November 16 on Broadway at the Circle in the Square Theatre (West 50th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). Previews begin Friday, October 31. The production will play a strictly limited 13-week engagement through Sunday, January 25, 2015.

About The Tonight Show

Beginning Feb. 17, 2014, "The Tonight Show" returns to its New York origins when "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" makes its broadcast debut from Studio 6B in Rockefeller Center. Emmy Award- and Grammy Award-winning comedian Jimmy Fallon will bring a high-tempo energy to the storied NBC franchise with his welcoming interview style, love of audience participation, spot-on impersonations and innovative sketches.

An American television institution for almost 60 years, "The Tonight Show" will continue to be a home to big-name celebrity guests and a stage for top musical and comedic talent. Taking a cue from his unforgettable predecessors, including hosts Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, Fallon will carry on the tradition that audiences know and love - kicking off every show with the iconic "Tonight Show" monologue. Known for his huge online presence, Fallon will also bring along with him many of the popular segments, celebrity sketches and musical parodies that fans have grown to love on "Late Night," including #Hashtags, Thank You Notes and Slow Jam the News.



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