Pee Wee Herman Broadway

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Stephen Sondheim Theatre (formerly Henry Miller's Theatre)

124 West 43rd Street

1 Hour 20 Minutes; No Intermission

October 26, 2010 (Closing: January 2, 2011)

Broadway Play (Family)

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Excitement has reached a fever pitch over Pee Wee Herman Broadway tickets. The long awaited comeback for Paul Reubens, the creator of the beloved character which led to a cultural phenomenon is here. Pee-wee's Playhouse originally ran as a Saturday morning children's show on the CBS network. Reubens did, however, start out on the stage in clubs with a more adult humor oriented show in 1980 with "The Pee Wee Herman Show." The Broadway production promises to reunite most of the classic characters as well as some new ones to the stage at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. The fresh stage show is sure to be a hit for families of all ages during the holiday season.

A Bit Of History

Reubens was born on August 27, 1952 in Peekskill, New York, and grew up in Sarasota. He would go onto become a respected actor, writer, film producer, and comedian. His most well known works would come from his fictional character of "Pee-Wee." An alter-ego which he developed in his early years as a member of the Los Angeles troupe The Groundlings. He quickly began performing the act as a stage show called "The Pee-wee Herman Show" in Los Angeles clubs. It ran for five months and included stronger language and adult humor, which led to an HBO recording and comedy special. Pee Wee become an overnight cult icon which Reubens committed over a decade towards developing.

Once his persona began to reach the mainstream Pee Wee was toned down to attract a broader audience. The character would become more children friendly leading to the 1985 film Pee-wee's Big Adventure, which was directed by Tim Burton. While the movie gathered mixed reviews it increased the cult status of the character and led to the 1988 sequel " Big Top Pee-wee." Between 1986 and 1990 Reubens was signed to CBS to act, produce and direct " Pee-wee's Playhouse," for a Saturday morning children's educational, artistic and imaginative show. The show was greatly inspired by 1950's children television productions such as The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, Captain Kangaroo and Howdy Doody.

A Comeback

Before Pee Wee Herman Broadway tickets hit the box office Reubens brought the show back on stage in Los Angeles. Originally scheduled for a run at the Music Box Theater in Hollywood from November 8th through the 29th of 2009. Once the production was announced interest was high creating enough demand to have the show moved to the larger venue Club Nokia @ LA Live. "The Pee-wee Herman Show" opened on January 12, 2010 and enjoyed a sold out run paving the way for a Pee Wee Herman Broadway production.

The Pee Wee Herman Broadway production brings an updated story re-written to include modern expressions. Many of the most adored characters will reunite including Miss Yvonne, Mailman Mike, Cowboy Curtis, Jambi the Genie, Pterri, Conky and Chairry. Paul Reubens will play the title role as Pee-Wee. The Broadway show is produced by Scott Sanders, directed by Alex Timbers, with scenic design by David Korins and Gary Panter and original music by Jay Cotton. Pee Wee Herman Broadway tickets are on sale now for the limited run at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.

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