Comedian Pee-wee Herman (Paul Reubens) brings his '80s kids show...

Comedian Pee-wee Herman (Paul Reubens) brings his '80s kids show "Pee-wee's Playhouse" to Broadway. Credit: Jeff Vespa

The cult-classic stage production "The Pee-wee Herman Show," which was adapted as an HBO special in 1981 and has spun off two movies and the Saturday-morning series "Pee-wee's Playhouse," is scheduled for a six-week run this fall at Broadway's Stephen Sondheim Theatre.

With Paul Reubens re-creating his role as the retro-ironic grown-up kid, the show begins previews Oct. 26, with opening night set for Nov. 11. The 48-show run ends Dec. 5. Tickets go on sale June 1.

The cast for the roles of Cowboy Curtis, Jambi the Genie, Miss Yvonne and the rest of the gang, including such new characters as handyman Sergio and firefighter Phineas, have yet to be announced. Director Alex Timbers' current show is the Off-Broadway "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson."

The show, which originated with the famed Los Angeles improv troupe The Groundlings in 1981, was revived last year and played four weeks in January and February at L.A.'s Club Nokia.

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