Joe Manganiello Has Joined The Cast Of The New Pee-wee Herman Movie.
The Magic Mike star has already started shooting Pee-wee's Big Holiday, according to Deadline.com, and he admits teaming up with Paul Reubens, who he calls "one of the great comic geniuses of our time", is a dream come true.
He says, "Growing up, my Saturday mornings were all about Pee-Wee Herman. I saw everything he did. I can't believe that I'm going to get to share scenes with one of the iconic figures of my childhood."
Reubens, who has been playing the eccentric man-child on the big and small screen for decades, adds, "Joe's already my friend - and he's tremendously talented and a terrific person.
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Bosses at movie streaming service Netflix have snapped up the new Pee-Wee Herman film.
Pee-wee's Big Holiday will be a collaboration from moviemaker Judd Apatow and Paul Reubens, who created the beloved man-child character in the late 1970s, and production is scheduled to start next month (Mar15).
John Lee will direct the film from a script co-written by Reubens.
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A bicycle featured in Paul Reuben's 1985 film Pee-wee's Big Adventure sold for $36,600 (Gbp22,875) at an online auction on Thursday (06Mar14).
The red and white beach cruiser, was listed on eBay.com earlier this week (begs03Mar14) along with an autographed photo of Reubens and a letter of authenticity from studio bosses.
The bike was purchased in 2010 for $10,000 (£6,250) and bidding started at $8,000 (£5,000).
The red and white beach cruiser, one of the bikes featured in the film, has been listed on eBay.com and the current owner is attempting to lure buyers by handing over an autographed photo of Reubens and a letter of authenticity from studio bosses to prove it's the real deal.
However, any prospective buyers will need to assemble the item after the seller confessed in the posting, "Its (sic) in pieces now, but everything is there."
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Businessman Will Russell began organising Pee-Wee Over Louisville in Kentucky last year (12), as a way to celebrate the zany character's legacy, and he reached out to Reubens' representatives to notify them of his plans.
After receiving no response, he moved forward with his plans, but was later contacted by the star's manager in March (13).
Continue reading: Paul Reubens Issues Cease And Desist Order Against Pee-wee Herman Event
Pee-Wee Herman was a guest judge on 'Top Chef: Texas' as the ninth season of the American reality competition headed towards its final stages, following its debut back in November of last year when a whopping 29 contestants were in with a chance of winning - more starting entrants than in any previous season of 'Top Chef.'
Now with just four entrants remaining following the culmination of last night's show, on February 1st, the contest's really hotting up - though Herman didn't set the would-be Top Chefs anything too outrageous initially. CBS reports that, arriving with his trademark childish charm and red Schwinn bike intact, the 80s comic character - played by Paul Reubens - set the chefs an initial challenge of cooking up his favourite breakfast food, a wholesome but somewhat less than tricky meal of pancakes. Stating "I love pancakes, but I'm not gonna marry them!" Herman didn't prove to be too tough a judge either, exclaiming that each dish he was presented with were the best pancakes he'd ever tasted, ultimately deciding that Ed's were the best.
Next, Herman sent the chefs off to the Alamo where they shopped for food and searched for restaurants that would let them cook for a family meal of four before arriving back at the Alamo in three hours. This task was a little tougher admittedly, but all the contestants made it back in time, with Lindsay taking the win and Grayson ultimately being eliminated. A bit of a bizarre choice of guest judge on 'Top Chef,' then, but then that's always been Herman's way - the comic character coming to prominence through the 80s with his wild and wacky antics on shows such as 'The Pee-Wee Herman Show,' 'Pee-Wee's Big Adventure' and 'Pee-Wee's Playhouse.'
Pee-Wee Herman, the multi-award winning comedy creation of actor Paul Reubens, had landed himself a television special following the success of the current Broadway show, reports the New York Daily News. HBO have confirmed that they will air a 'The Pee-Wee Herman Special' in January 2011. The show will be recorded at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre once the stage show finishes its current run on January 2nd 2011.
The network first introduced the character back in 1981 and Reubens went on to have huge hits with the Tim Burton directed movie 'Pee-Wee's Big Adventure' as well as the EMMY AWARD winning Saturday morning television series 'Pee-Wee's Playhouse'. The new special will reunite all of the original characters, including 'Mailman Mike', 'Cowboy Curtis', 'Miss Yvonne', 'Pterri the Pterodactyl', 'Jambi the Genie' and 'Chairry'. HBO's senior vice-president of original programming NANCY GELLER said 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".
The 'Pee-Wee Herman Show' opened on November 11th 2010 on Broadway to glowing reviews and Reubens has enjoyed somewhat of a comeback lately, making appearances on '30 Rock', 'Family Guy' and in the movie 'Life During Wartime'.
Pee-Wee Herman, the comic creation of actor Paul Reubens, is set to return to HBO some 30 years after he first appeared on the network. 'The Pee-Wee Herman Show', currently running as a stage show on Broadway, will be broadcast as a television 'special' in January 2011, HBO have confirmed.
The current Broadway show is based on Herman's original stage show as well as his EMMY AWARD winning morning show 'Pee-Wee's Playhouse'. Filming of the show, which stars Jesse Garcia, Josh Meyers and LYNNE MARIE STEWART, will commence immediately after its run at the Stephen Sondheim theatre comes to an end on January 2nd 2010. Announcing the news, HBO vice-president of original programming NANCY GELLER said, "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 ground-breaking 1981 special", adding, "It's thrilling to have Paul back on the network, and it will be a blast to return to Pee Wee's Playhouse".
Reubens has been enjoying somewhat of a comeback as of late. In 2007 he starred in an episode of hit US sitcom '30 Rock', and in 2009 he appeared in the Todd Solondz directed movie 'Life During Wartime'. He has also voiced a character for the 2011 animated film 'The Smurfs', which also features The Simpsons star Hank Azaria.
Pee Wee Herman, the comic fictional creation of actor Paul Reubens, is returning to HBO after the network confirmed that it will broadcast 'The Pee Wee Herman Show' next year, a Broadway production based on the original stage show. The program will air three decades after the original 'Pee Wee Herman Show' debuted on HBO and quickly became one of the station's most successful shows.
The forthcoming show, being billed as a 'special', will reunite the original characters including 'Mailman Mike', 'Cowboy Curtis', 'Miss Yvonne' as well Herman himself. Announcing the news, HBO senior vice president of original programming NANCY GELLER said, "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 ground-breaking 1981 special", before adding, "It's thrilling to have Paul back on the network, and it will be a blast to return to Pee Wee's Playhouse".
A date is yet to be confirmed for the new show, but it will shoot at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in New York in January 2011 immediately following the conclusion of the show's current Broadway run which comes to an end on 2nd January.
Megan Hilty, Pee Wee Herman and Stephen Sondheim Thursday 11th November 2010 Opening night of the Broadway production of 'The Pee-Wee Herman Show' at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre - Arrivals. New York City, USA
Pee Wee Herman's new show officially opens on Broadway tonight (November 11th 2010) following several weeks of previews at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in New York City. The production, which sees the reprisal of Paul Reubens' much-loved character, has also announced an extension, meaning it now run till January 2nd 2011.
'The Pee Wee Herman Show', is described as being suitable for both children and adults, and features three characters alongside 'Pee Wee'. JOHN MOODY plays 'Mailman Mike', JOHN PARAGON plays 'Jambi the Genie', and LYNNE MARIE STEWART stars as 'Miss Yvonne'. All three actors featured in the original production of the show at the Groundlings Theatre in 1981, and both Moody and Paragon starred in the long-running CBS television series. The cast also includes Jesse Garcia, JOHN MEYERS, and DREW POWELL. The show lasts 90-minutes and is based on the original stage version, however, Reubens has also developed new elements for updated version.
The show has so far gained positive reviews for the previews, with The Hollywood Reporter writing, "Don't expect a lump in the throat, but wait for a deliciously cheesy final visual gimmick, capping an evening of stunning special effects. The show is a phantasmagorical visual treat".