Paul Reubens is taking his trademark red bow-tie and bicycle on tour to celebrate the 35th anniversary of his movie “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure.”
The quirky 67-year-old creator and star of the subversive 1986 to 1990 TV series “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” will screen the spinoff film and share inside scoop about making the franchise on the 20-city tour next year, Rolling Stone reports. The series of events kicks off Feb. 14, 2020, in Portland, Oregon, and ends March 29 in Washington, DC.
Reubens will visit NYC’s Beacon Theatre on March 26. (Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.)
Reubens has revisited his iconic, giddy Pee-wee character on occasion over the years, most recently in the 2016 Netflix movie “Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday.” In 2010 he also brought him back for a live Broadway installment of “The Pee-wee Herman Show,” which was filmed for HBO and received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special.
The performer has also flexed his acting chops with broader roles beyond his most memorable part, including arcs on shows like “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “Gotham” and “The Blacklist.”
On the personal side, Reubens was arrested for indecent exposure at a Florida porn house in 1991, and in 2002 he was charged with possessing images that were initially characterized as child pornography. The latter charges were dropped in 2004 when Reubens pleaded guilty to a lesser obscenity charge.
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