Sunday, November 14, 2010

Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway

Last week I was in New York on business and went to see the Pee-Wee Herman Show, which just opened on Broadway. It is running on a limited engagement at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (6th/Broadway). I've long been a fan of Pee-Wee, from his original show in LA to the Saturday morning TV 'Pee-Wee's Playhouse', to his big screen adventure, 'Pee-Wee's Big Adventure'. The Broadway show was really terrific, I truly enjoyed the entire evening. Admittedly I am still a kid at heart and thoroughly enjoyed screaming along whenever the secret word of the day was mentioned. The show re-creates the original Playhouse and cast of characters that made it so much FUN. Chairry, Mr Window, Conky, Globy, and people favorites like Jambi, Miss Yvonne, Mailman Mike and Cowboy Curtis too. It seamlessly weaves all the retro fun with the original flair of this highly creative 80's show.
Paul Reubens still has it- the look, the energy, the laugh and so much more. The full house of audience-goers to see this zany character indicates a thirst for something even greater. Perhaps another Pee-Wee movie in the near future? We'll have to wait and see. In the meantime, for the next 10 weeks fans can check out Pee-Wee and friends on Broadway and participate in a show that will leave you loving it so much "you'll want to marry it" (inside jokes for true fans). Go get your red bow-tie and prepare to have some FUN! Did someone say FUN? Aaarrrrrgggghhhh!


Anonymous said...

I loved the Pee-Wee show.

KathyA said...

Hadn't heard about this before. Can imagine he's got a huge following, though!

Diane J Standiford said...

Always loved Pee-Wee too! A classic. Have heard great things about his Broadway show. Glad you got to see it.

Biddie said...

I am not a big Pee Wee fan, but I love the excitement of a live performance. I would have been shouting too :)

CRUSTY MOM-E said...

Did not know that this was on broadway! Very cool! I'll have to check to see if it's coming to Chicago.

"there's no basement in the Alamo."
"I'm a loner, Dottie, a rebel."

Francis the bike stealer and his amazing bathtub still crack me up!

Just reading this reminds me of the saturday morning cartoons when Pee Wee's playhouse would show up inbetween the morning shows. Loved CHAIRY!!

thanks for the walk of memories...

"I know YOU are, but what am I?"

lime said...

ha1 i LOVED peewee's playhouse when it was on. what fun this must have been. :)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I LOVE Pee Wee...Paul Reubens is soooo incredibly talented! And it is great that this show is on Broadway right now! I SOOOOO Wish I could see it, but, alas....Not Possible!

Cheryl said...

I'm so glad he's back! What a crazy show that was. It's even better watching it as an adult, don't you think? The writers must have loved their jobs.

snowelf said...

He cracked me up in the cameo of Buffy the Vampire Slayer when he kept showing up "dying".

I watched Pee Wee's Playhouse many, many Saturday mornings.



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