Pee-wee Herman is back and in full effect as his portrayer Paul Reubens is gearing up to bring him and his show to New York City. Get ready suckers! The actor began re-establishing the character slowly last year with a limited stint in Los Angeles, the show was a hit and now it’s taking on Broadway. Check out the video preview of the new and improved production below…
The play is based on 1981’s “The Pee-wee Herman Show,” with a few elements from his kids series “Pee-wee’s Playhouse.” The routines are written by Reubens and Bill Steinkellner, with additional material by John Paragon. The production is described as “An eye-popping 90 minutes of subversive humor and childlike wonder, that charts a day in the life of our bow-tied hero, one of the most inspired comic personas of our time.”
The LA version of the show featured Lynne Marie Stewart as Miss Yvonne; Phil LaMarr as Cowboy Curtis; Jesse Garcia as Sergio, a new character; Josh Meyers as Firefighter; John Moody as Mailman Mike; John Paragon as Jambi; Drew Powell as Bear; Lance Roberts as King of Cartoons; and Lori Alan and Maceo Oliver as voices.
Pee-wee begins previews at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on October 26th and runs through January 2nd.
Are you interested in seeing Pee-wee Herman back on the stage again? Who is your favorite character from The Playhouse?