The Pee-wee Herman Show 2010

Run Time:
1 hour and 20 minutes, with no intermission
Opened: November 11, 2010
Closing: January 02, 2011

The Pee-wee Herman Show - 2010 - Broadway History , Info & More

Pee-wee Herman is an American icon. His groundbreaking Saturday morning television show and hyperkinetic, bow-tied persona shaped a generation. Now, at long last, Pee-wee's starring on Broadway in a live extravaganza!



Big, bold and uniquely fabulous, The Pee-wee Herman Show is a stage play with music that reunites Pee-wee (the one-and-only Paul Reubens) with the beloved Playhouse gang - Miss Yvonne, Mailman Mike, Cowboy Curtis, Jambi the Genie, Pterri, Conky, Chairry and many more! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Pee-wee's Playhouse come to wacky, unpredictable life!



Get ready to be amazed, scream real loud and laugh even louder at The Pee-wee Herman Show. It's so good, you’ll want to marry it!

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FEATURED REVIEWS FOR The Pee-wee Herman Show

The Pee-wee Herman Show
5 / 10

Show has been slickly staged by director Alex Timbers, who after a long career in the downtown theater made a dynamic Broadway debut four weeks ago as author/director of 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.' Actors, voices, and video are well integrated; the last include a very funny mock-authentic film on lunchroom manners, featuring a humongous slice of chocolate cake, and a stop-motion clay animation cartoon from Nick Park of 'Wallace and Gromit' fame. However, there are moments -- like when, after almost an hour, Reubens spends two minutes blowing up and deflating a balloon -- when the ninety-minute show seems like it will never end.

Welcome Back, Pee-wee, You Were Sorely Missed
9 / 10

Amen! The Pee-Wee Herman Show is a candy land parade of familiar faces, memes of Christmas Past, and play-along-at-home sketches: Jambi the Genie grants a wish! Pterri the Pterodactyl flies in for a visit! Conky the Robot spits out 'the secret word'! Lick it, and you'll uncover coat after coat of sweet meta-ness, with one great, governing joke at its chewy-center: Pee-Wee Herman (comedian Paul Reubens) is a child in a grownup's body--and now, that grownup is All Grown Up.

BWW TV Closing Night Flashback: THE PEE-WEE HERMAN SHOW
by Robert Diamond - January 2, 2011


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!

PEE-WEE HERMAN SHOW to Be Taped for 2011 HBO Special
by Robert Diamond - December 21, 2010


Three decades after his first HBO special, Paul Reubens will return to the network in an exclusive presentation of his current hit Broadway show, it was announced today by Nancy Geller, senior vice president, HBO Original Programming. Debuting in 2011, the HBO presentation THE PEE-WEE HERMAN SHOW ON BROADWAY will shoot at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre New York this January, immediately following the conclusion of its exclusive Broadway engagement, running through Jan. 2.

Review - The Pee-wee Herman Show: Somebody, Force Me To Care
by Ben Peltz - December 6, 2010


Back in the days of Henry Miller, it was one of the great Broadway traditions for him and other men of the theatre to name playhouses for themselves.  I won't discount that perhaps some ego-stroking was involved, but it was also a shrewd business move.  The popular actor/producer was telling the public that even if he wasn't appearing in the house's current offering, the production arrived with his seal of approval.  This wasn't just some play paying money to rent his space; Henry Miller believed this to be quality theatre.

Ken Fallin Illustrates: Pee-Wee Herman!
by Ken Fallin - November 19, 2010


BroadwayWorld.com is pleased to present illustrator Ken Fallin, who brings you original illustrations of everyone's favorite theatrical stars each week. This week's feature: Paul Reubens as Pee-Wee Herman in THE PEE-WEE HERMAN SHOW!

BWW TV: Opening Night of THE PEE-WEE HERMAN SHOW on Broadway!
by Robert Diamond - November 14, 2010


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!

Photo Coverage: THE PEE-WEE HERMAN SHOW After Party!
by Walter McBride - November 12, 2010


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 last night, November 11. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photo coverage of the after party!

Photo Coverage: THE PEE-WEE HERMAN SHOW Red Carpet
by Walter McBride - November 12, 2010


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 last night, November 11.

Review Roundup: THE PEE-WEE HERMAN SHOW
by Nicole Rosky - November 12, 2010


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 will feature music by Jay Cotton and the work of renowned puppetry artist Basil Twist. Direct from its acclaimed, sold-out run in Los Angeles, The Pee-Wee Herman Show began its 48-performance limited run on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 and officially opened on Thursday, November 11 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd street). The engagement will run through January 2.

BWW TV: Sneak Peek at THE PEE-WEE HERMAN Show on Broadway!
by Robert Diamond - November 11, 2010


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 opens tonight, November 11.

STAGE TUBE: Pee-wee vs. WWE's 'The Miz'
by Jessica Lewis - November 2, 2010


In a stint promoting his Broadway run of The Pee-wee Herman Show, Pee-wee himself appeared on WWE's Raw yesterday, November 1, and took on former pro-wrestler, Mike 'The Miz' Mizanin. Click below to watch Pee-wee taunt the daunting fighter and see who wins!

STAGE TUBE: Pee-Wee Herman Goes Biking with Jimmy Fallon
by Molly Hagan - October 15, 2010


Broadway World brings you the full clip from Pee-Wee Herman's appearance on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon!' Watch the intro to catch Pee-Wee's 'secret word,' and then watch his segment about 17 minutes into the show. Pee Wee discusses his much-anticipated Broadway show, THE PEE-WEE HERMAN SHOW, his tour of New York City and even takes bike ride with host, Fallon!

Photo Coverage: PEE-WEE Takes Times Square!
by Walter McBride - October 9, 2010


Pee-wee Herman has just moved to New York City to prepare for his big Broadway debut in THE PEE-WEE HERMAN SHOW and yesterday spent the day acquainting himself with all that New York has to offer!

Photo Coverage: Pee-Wee Herman Takes Manhattan!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - October 8, 2010


Pee-wee Herman has just moved to New York City to prepare for his big Broadway debut in THE PEE-WEE HERMAN SHOW and yesterday spent the day acquainting himself with all that New York has to offer!

Photo Coverage: The 2010 New Yorker Festival: In Conversation with Paul Reubens
by Robert Diamond - October 3, 2010


The 2010 New Yorker Festival In Conversation with Paul Reubens at SVA Theater 1 on October 2, 2010 in New York City.

STAGE TUBE: PEE-WEE on Broadway - First Look!
by Jessica Lewis - September 22, 2010


The Pee-wee Herman Show begins previews October 26 and opens on November 11, 2010 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Click below for a first look at some show clips!

PEE-WEE HERMAN SHOW Extends 4 Weeks Prior to Broadway Opening; Now Runs Thru Jan. 2
by Jessica Lewis - August 19, 2010


Producer Scott Sanders announced today that an additional four weeks of performances have been added to the limited Broadway engagement of the highly anticipated stage play, The Pee-wee Herman Show. Beginning previews October 26 and opening on November 11, the limited engagement was originally scheduled to run through December 5. The engagement will now add 32 performances and run through the Christmas and New Year's holidays, giving its final Broadway performance on January 2, 2011 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd street).

Photo Flash: 'The Pee-wee Herman Show' on Broadway Artwork - First Look!
by Jessica Lewis - July 23, 2010


As BroadwayWorld has previously announced. Producer Scott Sanders will be bringing film and television icon Pee-wee Herman (Paul Reubens) will bring his signature brand of hilarious mayhem to Broadway for a special six-week limited engagement of the acclaimed stage play, The Pee-wee Herman Show. 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 will feature music by Jay Cotton and the work of renowned puppetry artist Basil Twist. Direct from its acclaimed, sold-out run in Los Angeles, The Pee-wee Herman Show will begin its 48-performance limited run on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 and officially open on Thursday, November 11 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd street). The engagement will run through December 5. Just moments ago, Pee-wee himself revealed via his twitter feed a first look at the Broadway artwork for the upcoming production! BroadwayWorld brings you the image below.

The Pee-wee Herman Show FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What productions of The Pee-wee Herman Show have there been?
The Pee-wee Herman Show has had 1 productions including Broadway which opened in 2010.

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