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

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


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Did he just… PELVIC THRUST the earth at us?

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

Live long and prosper, William Shatner!

I will be there for sure.

Long live the Shat. The greatest.

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

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

7 – funny!

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

He looks great!

#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…

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

Would love to go.

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

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!

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.

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 :)

So I guess that is the JJ earth is destroying.

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.

#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

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.

#18 LOL :-D

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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



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.

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

23 CmdrR

They should do something!!!!!!!

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

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.


Ah, I see……..(scratches head)

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!

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

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.


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!”

@ 37 38

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

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!”

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

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

@ 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.

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?

he look like tim allen

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

#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.


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