In case you haven’t heard, Pee-wee Herman is currently making quite the comeback! Specifically, right now, Paul Reubens is staging a show in L.A. with his former childlike-but-grown-up persona as the subject. EW’s Adam B. Vary reviewed the production, awarding it a B grade and saying that, while watching, “feelings of goodwill for Pee-wee Herman come rushing back.” Meanwhile, back in New York City, a revival of Noël Coward’s play Present Laughter, starring Victor Garber as narcissistic stage legend Garry Essendine, opened. “For the most part, however,” I said in my review of the show,” Present Laughter lives up to its name.” Laughter earned itself a B-.
If you’re looking for some live theater, check out the EW.com Stage hub for up-to-date news and reviews; or consult this handy guide below, which includes links to all of our stage reviews of current shows. (Note: The reviews are typically of the show’s original casts.)
The Addams Family — Musical; opens 4/8/2010
All About Me — Musical Revue starring Dame Edna and Michael Feinstein; opens 3/18/10
American Idiot — Musical; opens 4/20/2010
A Behanding in Spokane — Comedy starring Christopher Walken; opens 3/4/10
Billy Elliot — Musical; opened 11/13/08; EW grade: B+
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