Paul Reubens to star in limited engagement
Pee-wee Herman will return to the stage in a limited engagement run of “The Pee-wee Herman Show,” starring Paul Reubens, on Nov. 8 at Hollywood’s Music Box at the Fonda Theater.
The latest edition will include many of the original cast and crew. While reimagined, show will still be about a wish and include such characters as Miss Yvonne, Mailman Mike, Cowboy Curtis and Jambi the Genie, as well as Pee-wee’s talking chair Chairry, Pterri the pterodactyl, robot Conky, Magic Screen and Randy.
“It’s time,” Reubens said in a statement. “My Pee-wee suit and red bow tie are at the ready — and this is proof that white shoes are cool past Labor Day.”
The original “Pee-wee Herman Show” bowed at the Groundlings in 1980 and was taped for an HBO special. Further TV appearances and a 22-city tour followed, as well as CBS’ TV show “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” plus the Tim Burton-directed movie.