Happy Birthday, Patrick Stewart + Dates & Prices For Stewart On Broadway

Today is Sir Patrick Stewart’s birthday. Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Jean Luc Picard is turning 70 years young. TrekMovie wishes Stewart the best of birthdays. We also report news on dates and prices for seeing Stewart on Broadway in A Life in the Theater.

 

Make it Seventy

Patrick Stewart came in to the Star Trek franchise with many questioning of this balding British Shakespearean actor could carry a new series and step out of the shadow created by the original Star Trek. In the end he proved the doubters wrong and launched decades of Kirk vs. Picard debates for his commanding performance as Capt. Jean Luc Picard of the USS Enterprise D (and E). Stewart’s Picard was a different kind of captain with his own style, but just as commanding. This could be seen from his style in combat, his abilities with diplomacy and even how he straightened his uniform.

Since his time with Trek Stewart has continued his success on screen with the X-Men movies and has mostly returned to the stage and his roots as a Shakespearean actor, winning him many accolades (and a recent Emmy nomination for Hamlet). He of course was recently knighted as well and at seventy shows no sign of slowing down. Here is a photo of Sir Patrick at the British Grand Prix over the weekend.


Patrick Stewart (C) and Nick Faldo visit the F1 paddock during race day ahead of the Formula One British Grand Prix at Silverstone on July 11, 2010 in Northampton, England (PHOTO BY DAVE M. BENETT/GETTY IMAGES)

UPDATE: Bday wishes for Sir Pat

Some Star Trek celebs have sent out birthday wishes to Patrick via Twitter.

@levarburton: Happy Birthday to my Captain, my Captain #PatrickStewart One of the most chill cats God ever blew breath into!

@simonpegg: Happy birthday #PatrickStewart from the alternative future/past. Regards, Monty.

Opening and closing dates & pricing for Stewart on Broadway

Back in March it was announced that Patrick Stewart was headed back to Broadway to star in the David Mamet play A Life in the Theater. The play focuses on the relationship between two thespians: Robert (played by Stewart) a veteran actor mentoring John, a newcomer (played by T.R. Knight). And now we know that the play will open at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on October 12th, following previews that begin on September 21st. It will run in a limited engagement until January 2nd 2011.  Tickets are available now and, with any Broadway play, they are not cheap, ranging from $76.50 to $121.50 each. You can buy them at Telecharge. More info on the play at NewYorkTheatreGuide.com

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Captain Hackett

Happy Birthday, Sir Patrick Stewart!

FIRST!

jsam09

Happy Birthday Sir Patrick! You look fabulous as always.

Sean4000

Happy birthday!, but seriously, has this man aged a day in the last 25 years?

CAPT KRUNCH

Sir Patrick the man!!!…hasn’t changed a bit since TNG aired in ’86!
Happy Birthday and many more!!!

CmdrR

He’d be the king of lens flares. JJ, sign him up!

Happy Birthday, Sir Patrick!!!

I'm Dead Jim!

Happiest of Birthdays to you, Sir Patrick! Please put on the uniform one more time!

I'm Dead Jim!

Oh, and make it so!

Lore

I hear he wears the uniform underneath his clothes like a superhero. Just in case he gets the call from JJ on the Red Phone.

nscates

How old do you have to be before you are counted in ‘years young’ instead of ‘years old’? Just wondering?

Boris

Happy -295th birthday, Captain Picard.

(July 13, 2305 is the canonical date of Captain Picard’s birth, as seen on a display screen in the episode “Conundrum”.)

Boris

9. “Years young” is a perfect example of insufferably cheesy newspeak. Whoever has respect for the English language is not going to use it.

Carol

Happy Birthday Sir Patrick and as Boris said Captain Picard!

Dee

HAPPY NIVER SIR !!!!

Boris

Kang has asked me to deliver this message to Sir Patrick:

qoSlIj DatIvjaj

NuFan

Happy B-Day Director Bulloch!

DonDonP1

Happy birthday, Sir Patrick!

Hugh Hoyland

Happy 70th Birthday Sir Patrick Stewart! :}

RobertZ

Happy Birthday Sir Coach and many more!

Dan

If rumors of Ian McKellan having to bow out of the Hobbit movie turn out true, I hope Peter Jackson sees Patrick Stewart in long hair and a beard a good fit. He has the voice, the acting chops and with a little makeup would be a seamless fit.

captain_neill

Happy Birthday Sir Patrick.

Looking forward to meeting Patrick at the con next month.

U.S.S. Manila NCC-99232

Happy B-day Sir Patrick Stewart!
Greetings from one of the Star Trek fans in the Philippines!

70 years old????

That does NOT seem at all possible. He looks every bit as good as he did when th ST:TNG started back in 1986!!!

I wonder if he has ever played ‘The Portrait of Dorian Gray,’ because I’m sure if he did, he took the role so seriously that he has a portrait of himself rotting away hidden somewhere in his closets.

Happy Birthday, Patrick!

Marvin the Martian

Wow… he looks great for 70.

I second the idea that Patrick take over for Gandalf if Ian McKellen can’t do it.

I wish they would have made an X-Men film with just those two. I could watch them sit across and act at each other for hours.

rogue_alice

I was FIRST cuz I mentioned it in a previous posting. grin.. HB Captain!!

Jason spriggs

Seven degrees of separation.
I saw A Life in the Theater in San Diego yonks ago starring Robert Ellenstein’s son.
Robert Ellenstein was of course the federation President in Trek 3 and 4.
We just found out about this date and are currently trying to get Mr. Stewart for the Fame-Wall project in Manhattan.

I’ll keep you all posted.

Jason spriggs

…Or was it just IV? either way. he was in an episode of next gen too and didnt have much nice to say about that.
i didnt push the issue…

CarlG

Sir Patrick Stewart — one of the top 5 best things that ever happened to both Trek and Shakespeare!

Happy Birthday, Mon Capitaine / Sejanus / Uncle Claudius / Professor X / Sir! :D

Capt Major

One more TNG movie with this young man, please!

Buzz Cagney

70 years young indeed!
And many more to come I’m sure.
Happy Birthday, Sir.

Great day for Sir Patrick.

Ciarán

Captain, my Captain!

Happy Birthday, Jean-Luc!!

Nick Cook

A belated happy birthday to the best Star Trek Captain. :)

Digginjim

Happy birthday… surely.. the best of times?

Holger

Happy Birthday and all the best wishes to Sir Patrick! Thank you for all the great TV, theatre (please note the British spelling :) and cinema you have given us in the past and will give us in the future.

A wonderful and blessed Bday to you sir Patrick! With more to come. 70 years old? You could have fooled me!

DS9 IN PRIME TIME

Happy Birthday old friend.

Dovile

Happy happy birthday!

Buzz Cagney

#32 he shares a birthday with Shatner? Wow, what an amazing coincidence!

John

Happy Birthday dear Captain!

Lt. Bailey

Happy Birthday Sir Patrick. See you in Las Vegas!

Edwin

Happy Birthday Sir Patrick! I already have my ticket to “A Life In the Theatre” and look forward to seeing it in September!