Thirty years after he made his debut on the premium network, Paul Reubens will make his return to HBO in 2011.
HBO will present "The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway," shooting the show, immediately following the conclusion of its engagement at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in New York on Jan. 2, according to
"Before his hit series and movies, HBO introduced Paul Reubens' Pee-wee Herman to a national audience in the Young Comedians series, followed by the groundbreaking 1981 special," said Nancy Geller, senior vice president of HBO original programming in a statement. "It's thrilling to have Paul back on the network, and it will be a blast to return to Pee-wee's Playhouse."
Opening on Nov. 11, "The Pee-wee Herman Show" is 90 minutes of subversive humor and childlike wonder based on both Reubens' original stage show, "The Pee-wee Herman Show," and the Emmy-winning Saturday morning TV show, Pee-wee's Playhouse.
The Broadway production of "The Pee-wee Herman Show" stars (in order of appearance): Paul Reubens as Pee-wee Herman, John Moody (Mailman Mike), Drew Powell (Bear), John Paragon (Jambi), Jesse Garcia (Sergio), Phil LaMarr (Cowboy Curtis), Lynne Marie Stewart (Miss Yvonne), Lance Roberts (King of Cartoons) and Josh Meyers (Firefighter).
Reubens also brought the Pee-wee character to the big screen in Pee-wee's Big Adventure and Big Top Pee-wee.