Michael Riedel reports in today's New York Post that William Shatner is headed to Broadway in early 2012 with a 2-3 week engagement of SHATNER'S WORD: WE JUST LIVE IN IT which will play for 2-3 weeks at the Music Box Theater on Broadway. The show will be a temporary booking at the theatre, which is currently home to PRIVATE LIVES, which just moved up its closing to December 31.
Shatner's Broadway engagement is said to kick off a national tour of his show, for which promotional notes proclaim "Mr. Shatner, best known for his varying roles as Cpt. James T. Kirk, T.J. Hooker and Attorney Denny Crane, will be coming to a city near you this Fall. With a career spanning more than 7 decades, Mr. Shatner’s career in entertainment and philanthropy work is unparalleled by any other Canadian born entertainer. Mr. Shatner will be taking attendees on a wild ride through his life and career and singing songs as only he can."
Star trekking his way to B’way
His show is based on years of Q&As he’s done to hawk his books — “Star Trek Memories,” “Up Till Now: The Autobiography,” “Get a Life!” and, his masterpiece, “Shatner Rules: Your Guide To Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large.”
The limited Broadway engagement will kick off a 15-week national tour, though I have a feeling that “Shatner’s World: We Just Live in It” is going to be such a sensation that it’ll run through June, and Shatner will be asked to host the Tony telecast.
Shatner was in town last week looking for a director to help shape his act before he faces the New York critics. Asked what he was most looking for in a director, he replied: “Price.”
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