‘Pee-Wee Herman Show’ to Get Stage Revival

Cult hit set for limited live run in Los Angeles

Last Updated: December 8, 2009 @ 6:58 AM

"The Pee-Wee Herman Show" is back. Paul Reubens, who created Pee-Wee and played him on stage, TV and film between 1980 and 1991, is bringing his goofy-geeky man-child to the Los Angeles stage for a limited live-performance run at Club Nokia next month. “It’s going to be really, really good! I swear!” Reubens said, wearing Pee-Wee’s signature gray suit and bow tie, at a press conference Monday.

The full-scale stage performance, produced by Tony Award-winner Scott Sanders and directed by Alex Timbers, will revive the character Reubens first brought to life on stage in a comedy act and then spun into HBO’s "The Pee-Wee Herman Show" in 1980. That show gave rise to two feature films — "Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure" and "Big Top Pee-Wee" — and the CBS children’s program "Pee-Wee’s Playhouse."

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