BWW TV Closing Night Flashback: THE PEE-WEE HERMAN SHOW

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In honor of the show's closing on January 2, BroadwayWorld.com brings you a look back at opening night!

Film and television icon Pee-Wee Herman (Paul Reubens) brings his signature brand of hilarious mayhem to Broadway for a special limited engagement of the acclaimed stage play, The Pee-Wee Herman Show. The production began previews October 26 at the Sondheim Theatre and opened Thursday, November 11. Below, Broadway Beat brings you video coverage of the after party!

Based on Reubens' 1981 cult classic stage production, The Pee-Wee Herman Show, with new elements from the ground-breaking CBS show "Pee-wee's Playhouse" added generously, this new production is written by Paul Reubens and Bill Steinkellner, with additional material by John Paragon. Directed by Alex Timbers (Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson), The Pee-Wee Herman Show features music by Jay Cotton and the work of renowned puppetry artist Basil Twist.

Based on the Saturday morning television show that became a cultural phenomenon, The Pee-Wee Herman Show reunites the one-and-only Pee-Wee Herman (Paul Reubens) with many of the original Playhouse cast of characters - including Miss Yvonne, Cowboy Curtis, Pterri the Pterodactyl, Jambi the Genie, and Chairry - for an all new celebration of sophisticated silliness. An eye-popping 90 minutes of subversive humor and childlike wonder, The Pee-Wee Herman Show charts a day in the life of our bow-tied hero, one of the most inspired comic personas of our time.

BWW TV Closing Night Flashback: THE PEE-WEE HERMAN SHOW
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