Inside Pee-wee's Playhouse by Caseen Gaines
The Untold, Unauthorized, and Unpredictable Story of a Pop Phenomenon

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On the 25th anniversary of the show Pee-wee's Playhouse, the behind-the-scenes story is being told for the first time by those who experienced it. Complete with an episode guide, biographical information about the cast and key members of the show’s creative team, never-before-told anecdotes, and previously unpublished photos, this biography takes the first in-depth look behind the popular program. Paul Reubens, as Pee-wee Herman, has been making a comeback since August 2010, appearing on Saturday Night LiveJimmy Kimmel Live!The Tonight Show, and The View. He also starred in a successful stage revival of his live show which hit Broadway in late 2010. This is the first comprehensive look at this amazingly successful children’s program, reenergized by the character’s reemerging presence.

About Caseen Gaines

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Caseen Gaines is a pop culture enthusiast and an author who has won awards for essays on the Flip Wilson Show and the Planet of the Apes film series. He is a high school English teacher and the cofounder of Hackensack Theatre Company. He lives in Hackensack, New Jersey.
Published November 1, 2011 by ECW Press. 234 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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Though brutally honest in recounting crew conflicts and the fickle world of show business, Gaines demonstrates the enchantment and broad appeal of the Playhouse, as well as the spontaneity of a show where "anything could happen."

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And when the Pee-wee Herman Show was revived for the stage in 2010, voice actors George McGrath and Alison Mork, who had been a part of the Playhouse crew throughout its run, were cut from the show at the last minute, replaced by cheaper non-union actors.

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