Laughter is the best medicine because it doesn't taste like chalk, it won't stick to your teeth, and its worst side effects involve minor rupturing of guts, sides, and pants. Consume your recommended daily dosage with today's Groupon: for $75, you get a mezzanine ticket for a seat in rows BB–DD or EE–GG to The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (a $120 value). Choose from the following performances:
- Thursday, December 16 at 8 p.m.
- Friday, December 17 at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, December 19 at 2 p.m.
- Tuesday, December 21 at 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, December 22 at 2 p.m.
- Wednesday, December 22 at 8 p.m.
Starring the singular Paul Reubens, The Pee-wee Herman Show re-creates the zany, unpredictable world of Pee-wee's Playhouse on the Broadway stage, which Time Out New York labels "highly original Pop-derived kitsch." Clad in his classic gray suit and candy-apple-red bowtie, Pee-wee Herman hosts an evening of vaudevillian high jinks inspired by the Emmy Award–winning Saturday-morning series. Beloved characters such as Chairry, Globey, and the King of Cartoons are brought to life by a gaggle of seasoned comedians and puppeteers, including Lynne Marie Stewart as the original Miss Yvonne, "the most beautiful woman in Puppetland."
The Pee-wee Herman Show got its start in 1981 at The Groundlings Theatre in Los Angeles. From there, it bicycled to the big screen with the 1985 classic Pee-wee's Big Adventure, which was co-written by Reubens and directed by Tim Burton. Reubens then created, co-wrote, directed, and starred in Pee-wee's Playhouse for its full five-year run. This limited engagement of the show reverts adults to a childlike state and transforms children into giddy giggle-creatures for 80 minutes with no intermission.
A $7.50 service charge and a $2.75 handling charge will be applied to your order per ticket.
- This scatterbrained, Saturday-morning structure ensures that nobody’ll get bored; being bored, after all, is every child’s worst nightmare. And if not everyone in the audience is 12-or-younger, they’re obviously there because they wish they were— if just for 90 [sic] minutes. – Henry Stewart, The L Magazine
- During a recent Saturday matinee, I think "fun" was said about 10 times or so — maybe more. And the crowd never tired of screaming. – Billy Canacci, Asbury Park Press
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