The Pee-wee Herman Show on HBO

Pull up a Chairry, and turn on your Magic Screen. The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway, which was taped live at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in New York in January, debuts March 19 on HBO.

The cable network filmed the 90-minute intermissionless production following its final Broadway performance Jan. 2. The HBO presentation airs at 10 PM ET.

Marty Callner directed the new HBO special and also directed the first 1981 HBO special “The Pee-wee Herman Show.” The stage production was directed by Alex Timbers (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson).

The Pee-wee Herman Show, starring Paul Reubens as Pee-wee, officially opened at the newly rechristened Stephen Sondheim Theatre Nov. 11, 2010, following previews that began Oct. 26.┬áBased 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,” was written by Reubens and Bill Steinkellner, with additional material by John Paragon.


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