After a successful run in LA in January, a theatrical adaptation of the ironic classic TV show Pee Wee's Playhouse will transfer to Broadway in October. The production will mark Pee Wee creator Paul Reubens's Broadway debut, as well as the Broadway debut of director Alex Timbers, whose Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson has been an Off Broadway hit. The limited six week engagement is inspired by Reubens's 1981 TV show, and according to the production's publicist, the show reunites Pee-wee Herman (Reubens) with many of the original Playhouse cast of characters, including Miss Yvonne, Cowboy Curtis, Pterri the Pterodactyl, Jambi the Genie, and Chairry.
Speaking to the Times, Reubens said that the LA production marked the first time in years that he'd played Pee Wee. "It just came right back out like it was yesterday. I don’t know what to make of that. I don’t know if that’s good or bad." The Broadway show will feature music by Jay Cotton and puppetry by Basil Twist, but the rest of the cast hasn't been announced yet. Time to crank up Facebook campaigns to cast Laurence Fishburne and S.Epatha Merkerson!