Pee Wee Herman, the comedian and former television star, began a tour of New York City's most famous sights on Tuesday 5th October, in promotion of his new Broadway show, which begins its 10-week run later this month. In recent weeks, the entertainer whose real name is Paul Reubens, has stayed in touch with his fans via Twitter, and also the Foursquare mobile application which allows followers to track his location.
Herman began his tour of the city at the Intercontinental Hotel in Times Square, and regularly kept fans up-to-date with his progress via a series of image uploads to his social networking pages, reports the New York Daily News. On Wednesday, he visited the Upper West Side, appearing on the 'Regis & Kelly' show, before moving on to the Lincoln Square American Folk Art Museum, and finishing at 'M&M World'. On Thursday, the 58-year-old tweeted, "Ok, my first stop is the Brooklyn Bridge (manhattan side)!", and later posted a picture of himself on the City Hall steps.
The television star won an Emmy Award for his acclaimed children's series 'Pee-Wee's Playhouse' that ran on CBS from 1986 to 1991. The new stage-show, 'The Pee Wee Herman Show' will begin its run at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in New York on October 26th 2010.