LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — "The Pee-wee Herman Show," starring Paul Reubens, will begin a limited engagement starting January 12, 2010, at a new venue- Club Nokia @ LA Live. This theatrical production is for grown-ups and appropriate for ages 16 to 106.
Due to popular demand, the show is moving from The Music Box Theatre (previously announced), which was set to begin November 8th.
Club Nokia will allow more fans to attend and purchase tickets at various price points, including VIP tickets, as well as lower priced general admission tickets.
Tickets already purchased can be exchanged for comparable seats beginning October 7 at 10:00 am through October 13 at 10 pm via Ticketmaster for new dates.
"I'm really excited that fans are responding so incredibly to Pee-wee's return," said Paul Reubens. "To the fans who already bought tickets, I apologize for the inconvenience of the venue and date changes and am arranging for you to come backstage and say hello! Thanks to our friends at Goldenvoice, we are able to bring a bigger show to a larger audience at various ticket prices. I'm thrilled to have the talented Scott Sanders join the production as lead producer and Alex Timbers come on board as director."
"We're honored to have such a creative force like Paul Reubens to bring the first theatrical production to Club Nokia," said Susan Rosenbluth, Senior VP Goldenvoice.
To the generation that grew up with his groundbreaking Saturday morning television show, Pee-wee Herman is an icon. Revered by media theorists and studied in colleges, his enormous cultural influence continues to reverberate in fashion, film and television.
This new version of "The Pee-wee Herman Show," has been adapted from the original production by Reubens, Bill Steinkellner and John Paragon. Joining this production is Miss Yvonne, Mailman Mike, Cowboy Curtis and Jambi the Genie, as well as Pee-wee's talking chair, Chairry, Pterri the pterodactyl, Conky the robot, Magic Screen, Randy, and lot's more. Many of the show's original artists, both on stage and behind the scenes are involved in this re-imagined production. David Korins, the show's scenic designer, will work with Gary Panter, one of the most influential artists of his generation and designer of both the original stage production and CBS's Pee-wee's Playhouse. The show's original musical composer, Jay Cotton, is busily writing new material. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers