‘Khan!!! The Musical!’ Star Trek Parody Is Coming To Off Broadway

It’s been over four decades since the debut of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, but the iconic film is still culturally relevant. Another example of this will be seen this May in New York City with the world premiere of Khan!!! a parody musical.

Khan!!! The Musical!

New York’s Peekskill Productions has announced the world premiere production of Khan!!! The Muscial!: A Parody Trek-tacular. A five-week limited engagement at Off-Broadway’s Players Theatre begins Thursday, May 4.

Here is a synopsis:

It is 2366, and Data the Android presents his campy musical adaptation of The Wrath of Khan. In this sci-fi send-up, an older Captain Kirk is experiencing a “coming of middle age” story when his nemesis Khan escapes exile and vows revenge. The ensuing cat-and-mouse game sparks an adventure that includes Vulcan tap dancing, Kirk’s long-lost son (a William Shatner impersonator), and of course… mutant space chickens!

Bobby Goodrich as Khan in a stage reading of the show at 2019 Philadelphia Fringe Festival (Photo: Shawn Caple)

The show is co-written and composed, and lyrics by musician Brent Black who said in a statement:

Something about a Wrath of Khan musical kept nagging at me, eventually, my friend Alina came up with the idea that the musical itself could be a simulation within the universe of Star Trek, which led to the concept of Data the Android presenting a “holographic” musical that he programmed himself. A lot of episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation feature storylines where Data has to learn something through trial and error, usually going a little too far or taking things a bit too literally; the idea that he would write a musical after studying classic Broadway shows of the past opened the concept of the show even wider to include sendups of classic musicals.

A big part of why I like Star Trek is how it imagines a future where humans set their differences aside and work together for the greater good. Star Trek has always been ahead of the curve in terms of inclusivity and representation, and it’s nice that this campy comedy show still maintains the spirit of that future Gene Roddenberry envisioned when he created the original TV show.

The show begins on Thursday, May 4 and will run through Sunday, June 4. The opening night event is on Saturday, May 6 (7 p.m.). Tickets cost $25-$65. Find more info and buy tickets at www.khaniscoming.com


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Is it from Team Starkid? Oh it isn’t. Will probably still be good anyway.

I’m waiting for the Yiddish version, starring Ricardo Mendelbaum.

If I were in NY, I’d go.

is this cannon?

Is it a projectile-propelling weapon? No.

Ha! 😆

A34, just lose an “n” — it still won’t be considered canon, but you’ll avoid the grammar police coming after you! 🚨

I thought that was either Josh Gad or Rosie O’Donnell as Khan in the photo! 😳

Really? Body-shaming? You really needed to go there. The people on this message board make me sick more often than not.

What now? I promise, there was absolutely NO body shaming involved! What even indicates anything of the like??? I’m familiar with, and like both Broadway alumni I mentioned.

I saw the face and instantly thought, “I know that actor!” Could’ve sworn it’s Gad, but then the face looked a bit more feminine, so I thought it’s Rosie in drag — and either one of them would’ve been a really fun choice to play Khan!

Ever heard of giving the benefit of the doubt? Sheesh…

Then I apologize.

I don’t care who the actor/actress is – if that bozo looking character is portraying Khan, parody or not, I am not interested in buying a ticket to that production.

According to P, yes, of course it is.

Wouldn’t it be great if the did a crossover with this and SNW!

I like the opera version of The Wrath of Khan, sung in the original Italian:


Has anyone here seen a production of this?

If that bozo in the photo stars in this, this show won’t make it past the opening weekend.


Why oh why…?