Posted on Tuesday, December 21st, by Germain Lussier. No, not THAT theater. Check out a montage from the show, read the press release and more after the break. It tells the story of Pee-wee wanting to fly and what he chooses to do when he gets one wish that could make it happen.
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After the warming surge of seeing Paul Reubens step back into his beloved character, watching what amounted to 90 minutes of the Saturday-morning show — equal to four episodes strung together — proved a bit too much of a good thing. Taped for HBO, however, the special delivers a taste of the communal experience the theatrical revival provided, with the cameras enabling director Marty Callner to explore the funhouse set and audience reaction. In short, Pee-wee had to go legit to put him back where he belongs — on TV. Interestingly enough, having a camera to guide the eye toward specific areas on the busy, bustling stage helps, as do close-ups — zooming in on Pee-wee when he irritatingly rubs a balloon, a gag that in the theater, anyway seemed to go on forever. As for those who might say dismissing the show at that is snobbish, I know you are, but what am I?
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Directed by Alex Timbers , the production will officially open Jan. Performances will continue through Feb. Pee-wee is torn when he has to choose to have his wish granted or better the lives of his friends.
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