A stage production of the The Pee-Wee Herman Show will play the Sondheim Theatre from 11th November – 5th December this year. Directed by Alex Timbers, the show features Paul Reubens as Pee-Wee Herman in the role that made him a household name. Featuring original music by Jay Cotton, the show – according to publicity materials – packs a day in the life of our bow-tied hero into 90 minutes of subversive humor and childlike wonder, reuniting Pee-Wee Herman with many of the original Playhouse cast of characters – including Miss Yvonne, Cowboy Curtis, Pterri the Pterodactyl, Jambi the Genie, and Chairry. The show will feature original music.
I guess this is the first of the onslaught of shows for the holiday season?
I NEED TO GO TO BROADWAY!!! I love Pee Wee Herman! I don’t care if he was indecent at that porno theater he’s still awesome!
A lot of people don’t know that The Pee-Wee Herman Show was a stage musical long before the films or TV show. It could be considered the precursor to Avenue Q – a light-hearted but innuendo-packed parody of children’s television cliches and tropes. The two movies were not based on the stage show, but the notorious “children’s show for adults”, Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, was directly adapted from the stage show. The show opening on Broadway is a revival (with a few revisions) of the original stage show.