William Shatner is such a larger than life figure, that it’s hard to imagine him as a serious actor on Broadway. But before he became Captain Kirk, that’s exactly what he was. He made his Broadway debut in 1956 as part of a play called Tamburlaine The Great and now, 56 years later, he’s going back.
Shatner has announced that he’s heading to Broadway where he’ll star in a one-man show called Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It. No word yet on just exactly what he’ll be doing on stage, but it’s probably safe to assume there will be at least a little bit of this:
Thanks to Ben Folds, Shatner’s obsession with spoken word has somehow moved from joke to legitimate art form. Ok not “Rocket Man” but some of it’s pretty good.
Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It will run on Broadway from February 16 to March 4 at the Music Box Theatre. Afterward he expects to go on a 15-week tour around the country, with dates and locations yet to be announced.