Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Chairy Up! Pee-Wee Herman Play To Be Housed On Broadway

Chairy Up! Pee-Wee Herman Play To Be Housed On Broadway

Yesterday, casting was announced for the upcoming Pee-Wee Herman Show starring Paul Reubens in the title role.

Directed by Alex Timbers and written by Reubens and Bill Steinkellner, The Pee-Wee Herman Show comes to Broadway's newly renamed Stephen Sondheim Theatre for a very limited engagement that begins previews October 26 opens November 11 and closes on January 2, 2011.

If you're as big a fan of his long-gone television show as I am, you'll be thrilled to know that Reubens has reteamed with such "Pee-Wee's Playhouse" stalwarts as Lynne Marie Stewart (Miss Yvonne), John Paragon (Jambi the genie) and John Moody (Mailman Mike).

Sadly, neither Laurence Fishburne nor S. Epatha Merkerson will reprise their turns as as Cowboy Curtis and Reba, respectively. But Phil LaMarr will be on hand to take on Curtis in Fishburne's absence. Other casting includes Jesse Garcia (as Sergio the Handyman), Josh Meyers, Drew Powell and Lance Roberts.

Reubens' celebrated West Coast helped pave the way for this Great White Way run, and it provides the actor with a high-profile opportunity to finally put his career-threatening scandal forever behind him.

Looking forward to catching his comedic genius at play? I know I am, but what are you?

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

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