The official word: Television and movie legend William Shatner will bring his one man show SHATNER’S WORLD: WE JUST LIVE IN IT (www.shatnersworld.com) to the State Theatre in Cleveland, OH on April 14. Tickets go on sale February 3rd at 10:00 a.m. The show will play a three week run at Broadway’s Music Box Theatre from February 14 - March 4.
Tickets can be purchased at the State Theatre box office or at www.playhousesquare.org. Ticket prices range from $29.00 – $299.00.
The two-hour show will take audiences on a voyage through Shatner’s life and career, from Shakespearean stage actor to internationally known icon and raconteur, known as much for his unique persona as for his expansive body of work on television and film.
“I’m looking forward to taking this show on the road and playing for audiences across the country, says William Shatner. “It’s taken me 80 years to get this show right! “
SHATNER’S WORLD: WE JUST LIVE IN IT is produced by Innovation Arts & Entertainment; Larry A Thompson Organization; Adam Troy Epstein; Larry A Thompson; Seth Keyes; and Josh Sherman. The show is directed by Scott Faris. Other creative team members include: Edward Pierce, Scenic Design; Ken Billington, Lighting Design; and Peter Fitzgerald, Sound Design.
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William Shatner is an award-winning actor, director, producer, writer, recording artist, philanthropist and horseman. In 1966, he originated the role of Captain James T. Kirk in the TV series Star Trek, which spawned a film franchise where he returned as Kirk in seven of the movies, one of which he directed. He played the title role in the hit series T.J. Hooker before hosting TV’s first reality-based series, Rescue 911. He won Emmys and his first Golden Globe for his portrayal of Denny Crane on The Practice and Boston Legal and received four more Emmy nominations as well as Golden Globe and SAG Award nods. His interview series, Shatner's Raw Nerve, aired on Bio, and he recorded the critically acclaimed album Has Been. The Milwaukee Ballet performed “Common People,” which was set to songs from the record; the event is featured in the documentary Gonzo Ballet. Seeking Major Tom, featuring a number of heavy metal covers and songs by U2, Frank Sinatra, Queen and Pink Floyd, was released last year. Shatner has authored nearly 30 best-sellers.
His autobiography, Up Till Now, was a New York Times best-seller, and Shatner Rules was released in 2011. His comic book series,William Shatner Presents is based on his novels Tek War, Man O’ War, and Quest for Tomorrow, along with a new title: Chimera. He has also been successful in another area - horse breeding. A dedicated breeder of American Quarter horses, he has had enormous success with the American Saddlebred, developing and riding world champions and has won numerous world championships in several events. He united his passions for horses and philanthropy with the Hollywood Charity Horse Show, benefitting L.A.-based children’s charities. He appeared on Broadway in A Shot in the Dark, The World of Suzie Wong, and Tamburlaine the Great. And no, there is nothing this man does not do.
2012 U.S. Tour Dates
March 10 Los Angeles, CA Pantages Theatre
March 11 San Francisco, CA Orpheum Theatre
March 13 Philadelphia, PA Merriam Theater
March 15 Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre
March 16 Chicago, IL Auditorium Theatre
March 18 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theatre
March 20 Denver, CO Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre
March 22 Dallas, TX Majestic Theatre
March 23 Houston, TX Jones Hall
April 12 St. Louis, MO Peabody Opera House
April 13 Cincinnati, OH Proctor and Gamble Hall
April 14 Cleveland, OH State Theatre
April 15 Columbus, OH Ohio Theatre
April 17 Charlotte, NC Blumenthal Center
April 19 Detroit, MI Opera House