Pee-wee Herman to Make Broadway Debut

Paul Reubens bringing character back to the mainstream
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted May 20, 2010 4:10 PM CDT
Pee-wee Herman to Make Broadway Debut
In this Dec. 7, 2009 file photo, actor Paul Reubens portraying Pee-wee Herman poses for a portrait while promoting "The Pee-wee Herman Show" live stage play in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, file)

Pee-wee Herman is back, and headed to Broadway, the New York Times reports. Paul Reubens, 57, will revisit the character that made him a pop-culture phenomenon (and punchline) in the original setting: the live stage. The Pee-wee Herman Show originally started at LA's Roxy Theater, which led to his TV show and the Tim Burton movie Pee-wee's Big Adventure.

After nearly three decades, Reubens revived the Pee-wee Herman show in LA this January for a successful run that became his ticket to Broadway. “I can hardly believe it,” said Reubens, whose career took a hit after an indecent exposure arrest in 1991. “Honestly, I’ve been pinching myself.” (Read more Pee-wee Herman stories.)

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