A few weeks ago, we brought you the very first teaser for the upcoming HBO special, which is essentially The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway, but televised. As we get closer to the March airdate, we’ve got even more to show you.
From an HBO press release:
Opening to critical acclaim at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on Nov. 11, 2010, “The Pee-wee Herman Show” is 90 minutes of subversive humor and childlike wonder based on both Reubensʼ original stage show, “The Pee-wee Herman Show,” and the Emmy®-winning Saturday morning TV show, “Pee-weeʼs Playhouse,” which became a cultural phenomenon. The New York Times called the new Broadway show “yummier than chocolate,” with New York saying, “Welcome back, Pee-wee! You were sorely missed,” while the New York Post noted, “The audience screams for joy!”
The special is set to air on March 19th at 10pm, and will be the first interaction with the character for most people living outside of the New York area since the film decades ago. It will have to hold us over until Judd Apatow works out a script for “Herman” to return to the silver screen.