Three decades after his first HBO special, Paul Reubens returned to the network in an exclusive presentation of his recent hit Broadway show. The HBO presentation THE Pee-Wee Herman SHOW ON BROADWAY was shot at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in New York in January, immediately following the conclusion of the show's exclusive Broadway engagement. Now, Pee-Wee is asking Emmy voters for their consideration in an ad that closely resembles the one that Melissa Leo made for this year's Oscars. Check out the photo below!
Opening to critical acclaim at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on Nov. 11, 2010, and wrapping its run Jan. 2, "The Pee-Wee Herman Show" featured 90 minutes of subversive humor and childlike wonder, based on both Reubens' original stage show, "The Pee-Wee Herman Show," and the Emmy(R)-winning Saturday morning TV show, "Pee-wee's 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 Broadway production of "The Pee-Wee Herman Show" starred (in order of appearance): Paul Reubens as Pee-Wee Herman, plus 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."