Pee Wee Herman On Broadway
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Paul Reubens will bring Pee Wee Herman on Broadway coming in November 2010. The recent "revival" show which saw success in it's Los Angeles stint at the Club Nokia will transfer onto the big stage. Reubens who are the creator, actor and writer for the original Saturday morning cult-classic show and the newly revised stage production will once again throw on the bow-tie and introduce Miss Yvonne, Cowboy Curtis, Pterri the Pterodactyl, Jambi the Genie, and Chairry to the Great White Way. A rousing new addition to the fall line-up which is sure to delight children and adults of all ages with pure silliness and popular style of subversive humor.
The comic fictional character of Pee Wee Herman struck a chord with audiences in the 1980's. Originally starting out as a stage show in 1981 at the Groundlings theater as the "Pee-Wee Herman Show" the production was soon moved to The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles where it went on to enjoy a five month sell out run.. At the time Reubens was showcasing his more adult humor, and HBO taped and aired one of the Roxy performances as a comedy special. Reubens's character began to gain momentum with the public in part thanks to many guest appearances on "Late Night With David Letterman". He later continued to tour America with his stage show, including selling out Carnegie Hall in 1984.
The success and popularity of "Pee Wee" would eventually lead to tone down the character to be more children friendly. The move would land a Warner Brothers film Pee-wee's Big Adventure," directed by Tim Burton and a score by Danny Elfman. The cult-classic plot of Pee-Wee falling in love with his Schwinn bicycle and quest to find it after becoming stolen. The following year Reubens would take the show to the small screen with "Pee-Wee's Playhouse." The CBS Saturday children's morning television show which ran for five years. The show which included a cast of talking chairs, puppets, animals, robots mixed with human characters would become a huge hit for the network winning 22 Emmy Awards. Pee-Wee would continue to make many guest appearances and specials and a return to the big screen with "Big Top Pee-wee" released in 1988. Now the show is ready for the New York stage once again with Pee Wee Herman on Broadway!
The freshly reworked Pee Wee Herman on Broadway stage show will be a hearty mix of all prior incarnations. The show will be based on Reubens early 1981 stage production yet drawing heavy inspiration from his latter creativeness of the CBS television show. Many of the timeless characters will be brought back to spend a day in the life of the silly bow-tied comedic hero on the stage of the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (formerly Henry Miller's Theatre). The show will run for 90 minutes and reintroduce Pee Wee's absurdity, childlike wonder and pop culture status to adoring fans as well as new audiences. The book is written by Paul Reubens and Bill Steinkellner and will also feature additional material from innovative writer John Paragon. Pee Wee Herman on Broadway is under the direction of Alex Timbers (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) with music by Jay Cotton and Basil Twist handling the artistic work of puppetry. Get ready as the newly renamed Sondheim becomes turned into "The Playhouse"! Well at least for a limited six-week, 48-performance engagement set to close December 5, 2010. You can view our great inventory of Pee Wee Herman on Broadway tickets by clicking the link.
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