Captain Kirk Heads to Broadway in 2012
William Shatner, also known as Captain Kirk from Star Trek and the Priceline Negotiator, is headed back to a place where he once performed years ago – Broadway.
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Shatner’s one-man show “Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It” will kick off February 14 at the Music Box Theatre and run until March 4. Producers of the show have stated that the show “will take audiences on a voyage through Shatner’s life and career, from Shakespearean stage actor to internationally known icon and raconteur.”
The 80 year old Shatner last performed on Broadway way back in 1961 in “A Shot in the Dark.” His Broadway resume includes performances in “Tamburlaine the Great” and “The World of Suzie Wong.” He also has won an Emmy Award for his work on “Boston Legal” and has also starred in T.J. Hooker and served as the host of “Rescue 911.”
Shatner said in a statement, “I’ve been pretty busy since I last played the Music Box. I’ve been refurbished; I hope the theatre has been too. My plan has always been to return to Broadway every 50 years. I can’t ask my fans to wait for me longer than Halley’s Comet, so I’m coming back.”
Tickets go on sale to the general public January 21. Soon to follow after the Broadway run will be a national tour. Check out SeatGeek for ticket deals when Captain Kirk comes to your town.
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Credits: Associated Press