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New Commercial & Details For Shatner’s One Man Broadway Show [UPDATE: US Tour Dates Announced] January 20, 2012

by John Tenuto , Filed under: Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions,Shatner , trackback

Yesterday, we learned that William Shatner’s Negotiator character is being retired. But that doesn’t mean the Shat will ever retire! A new commercial for the “William Shatner’s World: We Just Live in It” Broadway one man show is now available. Watch it below, along with more info on the show. 


Mr. Shatner Goes to Broadway

Next month William Shatner returns to Broadway for a one man show titled "Shatner’s World." Directed by Scott Faris (who among many other accomplishments, was the creator and director of the George Lucas Live Adventure arena show), the two hour show will detail Shatner’s amazing life and career. The offiical description promises:

Through anecdotes, songs, jokes and even some poignant moments, you will experience William Shatner ‘s phenomenal path from classically trained Shakespearean actor to cultural icon, brilliantly creating the larger-than-life and most important character he has ever played, William Shatner.

Here is the new commercial…

There are both regular and VIP tickets available (the VIP tickets include a meet and greet, premium seating, a limited edition poster, photo opportunity, and autograph). The first performance is February 14th at the Music Box Theater in New York, with the show running until March 4th. After that, the show begins touring in several cities in the United States. More Shatner = more better.

For more info and tickets, visit

UPDATE: US Tour Dates Announced

The dates for the US Tour have been posted on Tickets go on sale February 3rd. Here are the dates.  

March 10, 2012 Los Angeles, CA Pantages Theatre
March 11, 2012 San Francisco, CA Orpheum Theatre
March 13, 2012 Philadelphia, PA Merriam Theater
March 15, 2012 Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre
March 16, 2012 Chicago, IL Auditorium Theatre
March 18, 2012 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theatre
March 20, 2012 Denver, CO Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre
March 22, 2012 Dallas, TX Majestic Theatre
March 23, 2012 Houston, TX Jones Hall
April 12, 2012 St. Louis, MO Peabody Opera House
April 13, 2012 Cincinnati, OH Proctor and Gamble Hall
April 14, 2012 Cleveland, OH State Theatre
April 15, 2012 Columbus, OH Ohio Theatre
April 17, 2012 Charlotte, NC Blumenthal Center
April 19, 2012 Detroit, MI Opera House



1. the captain - January 20, 2012

Did he just… PELVIC THRUST the earth at us?

2. The ste - January 20, 2012

Man I wish I lived in the states as this will be amazing

3. dmduncan - January 20, 2012

Live long and prosper, William Shatner!

4. rm10019 - January 20, 2012

I will be there for sure.

5. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - January 20, 2012

Long live the Shat. The greatest.

6. rm10019 - January 20, 2012

Just got my tix for my wife and I for the first show on Valentines Day! Glad I married a cute geek girl! <3

7. Magic_Al - January 20, 2012

^1. Or… an exact duplicate of the earth. It seems impossible. But there it is.

8. rm10019 - January 20, 2012

7 – funny!

9. Harry Ballz - January 20, 2012

Boy, between facelifts, botox, hair weaves, lighting and make-up, he makes 80 look good!

10. rm10019 - January 20, 2012

He looks great!

11. Drew V. - January 20, 2012

#9 I agree… my dad is 65 and look much older than Shatner… On an interesting side note… My dad and Pat Sajak from Wheel of Fortune were born on the same day, 26 October 1946… Sajak looks much better than my dad too… Hollywood, go figure…

12. Basement Blogger - January 20, 2012

Looks like fun. Hope he stops here in Cincinnati. Oh by the way, Rob at Live Chat says IMDB is listing Cumberbatch as Khan.

13. Andy Patterson - January 20, 2012

Would love to go.

14. Lord Garth, Formerly of Izar - January 20, 2012

Looks like he lost alot of weight. The Captain looks fit and trim

15. MC1 Doug - January 21, 2012

I said the same on the Zoe story… such cynicism in here!

Hair weaves, sure… botox? facelifts? who cares?

I think the Shatman looks great… and as pointed out, he looks slimmer.

I wish I lived closer to NYC so I could see him live on Broadway!

16. CmdrR - January 21, 2012

Definitely slimmin’ down, Billy Boy. Could that mean you’ve gotten a certain phone call from a producer whose initials are … JJ?

Like the new rug, too.

19 performances only? They’ll probably sell it on Blu-Ray later.

17. trekprincess - January 21, 2012

he looks great it’s too bad I live in the Uk because if I lived in America I would have been able to go long live the Shat :)

18. David B - January 21, 2012

So I guess that is the JJ earth is destroying.

19. VulcanFilmCritic - January 21, 2012

I got tickets because I’m more curious than worshipful. I can’t imagine what he’s going to do for almost two hours. Alone on stage. Even at Star Trek conventions his 10-20 minute rants can be tiring. But two hours? Of Shat Storm?

Tickets were not exactly flying off the shelf. The day I looked there were still tickets for front row center orchestra. I don’t think I want to be that close, so I chose one row from the stage.

This is after all, Broadway, not a Star Trek convention, and it can be a tough crowd. I hope he doesn’t go for some Charlie Sheen-like screed. New York’s senior citizens, and there WILL be senior citizens in the audience at the matinee, can be brutal.

20. Tom - January 21, 2012

#16 CmdrR

That would be awesome. However JJ and others have said that there are no original series characters will be in the new film. Unless he just wants it to be cloak and dagger. I hope you are right though. That scene that they wrote for Shatner for the first movie was an enormously better ending had they done it

21. Jonboc - January 21, 2012

The Shat is really trimming down and looking amazing for his return to broadway. Wish I were able to attend it should be a lot of fun….and yes…a surprise turn by Shatner, in any capacity, in the new movie would be most welcome. I just watched Trek 6 last night, and with the weight loss, it looks like Shatner has managed to stop the clock. I’m totally convinced the man has the fountain of youth in his basement, and only shares it with Betty White.

22. William Kirk - January 21, 2012

#18 LOL :-D

23. CmdrR - January 21, 2012

20 – I’ve said before… what would be just awesome… is, at the very end of the movie, some throw-away sequence (the E emerging from refit after the latest battle) and Shatner reciting “All I ask is a tall ship… and a star to steer her by.”
That’s it! No red matter b.s.. No explanaition at all. No cameo. Just that marvelous Captain Kirk voice giving us a line that encapsulates the very heart of Trek.
If Shat gets $5M for that, then F@*# IT! It’s worth it to the fans.

24. Dee - lvs moon' surface - January 21, 2012

Hey… Mr. Shatner is looking awesome… :-) ;-)

25. Rocket Scientist - January 21, 2012

Even after hearing all the bad stuff that’s been said about him over the years, the guy still manages to put a smile on my face. However much of it is true, the only thing he’s done to me is entertain. The rest? Those are issues for other people.

26. rm10019 - January 21, 2012

I am hoping it will be as entertaining as Ms. Fisher’s ‘Wishful Drinking’ though that is not easy to achieve. Interesting that they are playfully sparring and that Shatner is doing something similar. I don’t expect to be moved or learn anything particularly new in this show, but I’m sure i will be entertained.

27. Edwin - January 21, 2012

I already have my front row seats for Feb 25th! :)

28. Pensive's Wetness - January 21, 2012

that small pic above the video link, at first didnt even look like shat at first glance ‘Where is your nose?’

29. AJ - January 21, 2012



That saying is from John Masefield’s ‘Sea Fever’, not ‘Star Trek.’ Now, go watch “Voyage Home” 50 times, and flush it out of your system.

I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking.

I must down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

I must down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.

30. Neumann - January 21, 2012

I’m just imagining Shatner in parodies of all the Broadway posters: Billy Elliot, Jersey Boys, Lion King… it’d be brilliant.

31. Tom - January 21, 2012

23 CmdrR

They should do something!!!!!!!

32. TrekkerChick - January 21, 2012

@9. Metaphasic particles. Sold his soul to F. Murray Abraham for a few picograms.

33. Basement Blogger - January 21, 2012

FYI, IMDB has just changed its listing for Cumberbatch and no longer has him playing Khan. It says nothing instead. Still will bet a buck that he is Khan.

34. Harry Ballz - January 21, 2012


Ah, I see……..(scratches head)

35. Keachick - rose pinenut - January 21, 2012

I’ve just looked at the IMDb board. What they have next to BC’s name is “(rumored)” and the same with Noel Clarke. What does that mean?…LOL
So, finally Khan’s name is removed. I wrote on the Untitled Star Trek Sequel’s message board that BC was rumoured to be the villain, however all the new actors have been signed on, so I don’t know what is going on with Noel Clarke’s name either. Once again, whoever doing the cast listings has got it wrong, again!

36. TrekkerChick - January 21, 2012

@34 Remember Star Trek: Insurrection, and who played. Ruof’u? (sp?), and the properties of the metaphasic particles in the storyine? It’s subtle.

37. dmduncan - January 21, 2012

33. Basement Blogger – January 21, 2012

FYI, IMDB has just changed its listing for Cumberbatch and no longer has him playing Khan. It says nothing instead. Still will bet a buck that he is Khan.


I will take that bet! He won’t be Khan. No way I say.

38. I Wish I Was Spock - January 21, 2012


I agree. I really don’t see the point of why people want Khan in the new movie. Yes, Khan was a great villain. But, it’s been done before. Khan was already in a movie. Nobody can top Montalban’s performance as Khan. This is a new universe. We either need a new villain or a past villain who’s back story was vague in the series.

Star Trek 2009 reinvigorated the franchise. Let’s be different and not repeat the past. As young Kirk put it “the logical thing is to be unpredictable!”

39. Basement Blogger - January 21, 2012

@ 37 38

I see your point. That’s why I only bet one dollar, plus i”m broke.

40. dmduncan - January 21, 2012

I am more confident than ever that if William Shatner were called upon to portray a holographic Kirk, in the movie after the next, perhaps, there would be absolutely no age-related or other physical issues to hinder him from another convincing and possibly poignant portrayal of the character. So long as the CGI could successfully de-age him to his appearance in Generations — and I am confident that is possible as well — it can be done.

But is it possible to make his presence a benefit to the story again, rather than being an out of place homage, so that we would say the story itself would not have been as good without him in it?

And I am not hesitant about the answer: YES!

For me, none of the arguments about not doing it matter if the final result is that we, as fans, and general audience members leave the theater smiling and saying “Wow, that was great!”

41. Buzz Cagney - January 21, 2012

Talking of Shat…

42. Keachick - rose pinenut - January 22, 2012

Scroll down further and you will see Leonard Nimoy being cast as the Bruce Willis character in the Die Hard film series.

43. Buzz Cagney - January 22, 2012

yea I saw that. You really do have to wonder at what that film would have been like with Leonard instead of Bruce! lol

44. VulcanFilmCritic - January 22, 2012

@ 41 Oh, that’s hilarious! I laughed my head off at the Old School “Avatar” special effects: Blue body paint, and a few yellow slashes on their cheeks. Young Shatner and Wood look like they just stepped out of the floor show at Ricky Ricardo’s nightclub.
As for Nimoy in “Die Hard,” I’m less than convinced. could however, see a very,very young NImoy in “Twilight,” though. But it would have to be very noirish and urban.

45. Harry Ballz - January 22, 2012

44. “it would have to be very noirish and urban”

Well, let’s see…….I know Karl Urban, but who the hell is this guy Noirish?

46. mr. trek77 - January 22, 2012

he look like tim allen

47. VulcanFilmCritic - January 22, 2012

Re: 45. Harry Ballz’ question: @ 46. Do you mean Tim Allen or Tim Russ?

48. Tom - January 22, 2012

#40 dmduncan

I agree but I really think they should have done this already. I dont know the story for the next one but the scene they wrote was perfect for the last one. Would have made the ending better and had the result you desired while walking out of the theater.

49. mr. trek77 - January 22, 2012


50. punkspocker - January 22, 2012

Break a leg, Bill. Im going to try to get tics. Music box is small, though.

51. Viking - January 22, 2012

How can that man lose weight that quick and look that good at 80? I swear the gray hair actually makes him look younger……..!

52. Red Dead Ryan - January 22, 2012

“Noirish”= Northern Irish.

53. dmduncan - January 22, 2012

48. Tom – January 22, 2012

#40 dmduncan

I agree but I really think they should have done this already. I dont know the story for the next one but the scene they wrote was perfect for the last one. Would have made the ending better and had the result you desired while walking out of the theater.


I’ve argued time and again that JJ should shoot that scene and include it as part of a special edition DVD if nothing else, so that viewers can choose which version they want, but maybe that’s still a little too cutting edge of a concept, because it wouldn’t be a director’s cut, it would be a fan cut, and the importance of fans in a franchise’s success is not generally acknowledged in such a way that a director or a studio would actually go THAT far for them once the decision not to do it has been made.

54. Tom - January 22, 2012

#53 dmduncan

That is a good point about it being a fan cut and not a directors cut. I think JJ definitely has the clout to do it Like you said though I don’t see them going that far. He always talked about working with Shatner. I think doing something with it would be fun for them.Every time I read the scene I get ticked off that they didn’t do it

55. Craiger - January 22, 2012

FX just showed a promo for Star Trek 2009 coming soon.

56. Harry Ballz - January 22, 2012


dmduncan, I’d think Shatner would demand at least $2 million for one day’s work for filming that scene. I doubt any studio would pay that kind of money just to add it as an extra bit on a DVD.

57. dmduncan - January 22, 2012

56. Harry Ballz – January 22, 2012

On the one hand, you are probably right. On the other hand, it would have been nice if JJ had at least asked!

And on the other hand (hey, it’s a Star Trek site, with aliens and such, so we can have more than two hands here), it would STILL be nice if somebody would look to see how feasible it would be!

I’m assuming Shatner prices himself right and according to what he’s doing, or we wouldn’t be seeing him as much as we do.

58. Harry Ballz - January 22, 2012


Oh, I think Shatner is cheap enough for other things, but when it comes to reprising the iconic role of the original Captain James T. Kirk for one last go around, I think he has a very clear idea of how much that would be worth! That’s why I quoted $2 million…….which may actually be conservative.

59. Will Riker - January 23, 2012

He looks fit and fine for a man of his age. Good for him. All the best for his show!

60. Tom - January 23, 2012

#58 Harry Ballz

As long as they could make way more than 2 Million in DVD sales why not

61. Harry Ballz - January 23, 2012

Tom, it would have to be “way more than 2 Million” AFTER factoring in the amount they ALREADY ARE making in DVD sales!

62. Tom - January 23, 2012

61 Harry Ballz

True Harry I don’t know how much the overall interest would be in buying another edition of the movie.

63. wee harry - January 23, 2012

I’m afraid the ship has well and truly sailed regarding any involvement from shatner. If he was going to appear in the new movies, the appropriate time was the last one. any appearance from him now will seem like it was shoe-horned in and wouldn’t serve to advance the plot in any way.

i said prior to the 2009 release that a nice touch would be to have shatner recite the “space… the final frontier…” monologue, and i’d say the same for this one

64. Harry Ballz - January 23, 2012

“wee harry”??

Hey, you can’t even send me a greeting card on Father’s Day??!!


65. Robert Bernardo - January 23, 2012

I heard that he was going to take his show on the road. If it comes to California, I’ll be there!

66. Red Dead Ryan - January 23, 2012

I think that J.J Abrams should have at least asked Shatner if he was willing to do the hologram scene. Had Shatner asked for more money than Paramount was willing to give, or if he had demanded a bigger part than what the writers could give him, than it would have been on him. But J.J didn’t think the scene worked, and now we all just have to move on.

But, yeah, Shatner has the right to demand as much money. He helped make “Star Trek” into the massive cultural juggernaut it is today. And Paramount has the right to refuse him, as they too, were obviously pivotal in the franchise becoming big.

But anyway, Shatner’s Kirk will live forever on dvds, Blu Rays, and tv reruns.

On another note, I’ve noticed that more “Harrys” have been popping up on this site. Seems that things are getting “Harry” here!

67. Craiger - January 23, 2012

They are still using the Budwiser Brewery for Engineering and Vasquez Rocks for the Sequel.

68. Red Dead Ryan - January 23, 2012

Looks like I am right once again.

Star Trek sequel delayed until summer 2013. Check.

3D conversion. Check.

No Shatner in sequel. Check.

J.J Abrams returning as director. Check.

Return of the brewery. Check.

Anyway, interesting that they are going back to Vasquez Rocks. Could it be for flashbacks of Vulcan? Or is the movie going to feature Kirk fighting a Gorn?

69. On Vacation With Landru - January 23, 2012

Vasquez Rocks could be any darn thing, though. They were used for so many different things in the different series that I’d imagine part of why they’re going back is nostalgia.

70. wee harry - January 23, 2012

#64: i stopped sending you fathers day cards when you left mum and ran off with a star wars fan :-)

#66: harrys are like tribbles :-)

71. Viking - January 23, 2012

Sorry, but the more I watch this (many times, as it IS as entertaining as all get-out, I must admit – Shat’s in top form), the more I seriously think that they CGI’d him from the waist down like they did in the DirecTV commercial. The human body doesn’t transform itself that quickly without major medical or technological intervention, especially at 80. Looks damn good, though. Shat will pack ’em in for 19 shows with no problem, methinks.

72. Buzz Cagney - January 23, 2012

#68 you tell us, RDR, you appear to have all the answers!

73. Red Dead Ryan - January 24, 2012


I don’t want to spoil the surprise for you, Buzz!

Actually, it sounds like the return-to- Vasquez Rocks idea might just be a false rumor anyway.

74. Desstruxion - January 24, 2012

Is there anything that the Shat can’t do? I say no.

75. Red Dead Ryan - January 24, 2012


“Is there anything that the Shat can’t do?”

Yes there are. He can’t seem to prevent the deaths of his characters, for instance! :-)

76. Buzz Cagney - January 24, 2012

Ah actors just love a good death scene, Red. Sadly Bill is yet to have one worth playing.
And thanks for saving us more spoilers Red. I appreciate it buddy. :) lol

77. Red Dead Ryan - January 24, 2012


Yeah, I just came back from May 2013, where I got to see the sequel. I promise you, it’ll blow your socks off!


78. On Vacation With Landru - January 24, 2012

Does anyone know if these are ALL the dates or will there be more announced later?

79. Desstruxion - January 25, 2012

75 – Yes there are. He can’t seem to prevent the deaths of his characters, for instance! :-)
but he does seem to keep regenerating into new ones. ;)
Hmmmm……..12th Doctor maybe?

80. Harry Ballz - January 25, 2012


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