Bring Pee-Wee to A.C.

Someone needs to reach out to comedian Paul Reubens and convince him to bring the Broadway version of The Pee-wee Herman Show to town for an extended run.

By David J. Spatz
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Something is happening in Atlantic City’s main casino venues this weekend that — barring another hurricane or some other act of God — will probably never happen again this year.


That something is ... nothing. The weekend immediately following New Year’s Eve is generally a dark weekend across the boards. This year is no exception; there isn’t a headline act to be found.

So, in the absence of any bold face stars, here are some random entertainment notes and musings for the new year:

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The good news: Metal gods Metallica were obviously pleased with the success of their Orion Music + More concert and lifestyle festival at Bader Field last June, because they’ve already announced this year’s dates: June 8-9. The lineup will be announced in February, which is also when tickets go on sale. 

The bad news: If you buy tickets to Orion, you’ll need to make one additional purchase: Plane tickets. The event is being held in Detroit. No word on why the event moved, but my guess is the band wants to spread it around the country if it’s going to be an annual event. 

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Shows we’d like to see in Atlantic City: There are plenty of shows I’d like to see in Atlantic City this year, but I’ll narrow it down to two. It’s an odd couple, to be sure. One is a no-brainer who would be a guaranteed sell-out at Boardwalk Hall. The other might be considered a stretch until you drill down on it.

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