HOLLYWOOD - William Shatner will present a one-man show, "Shatner's World: We Just Live In It," March 10 at the Pantages Theatre.Tickets went on sale Sunday and start at $39.A limited number of VIP tickets are available that include prime seating, a limited edition numbered tour poster and access to a post show meet-and-greet with Shatner. 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," said Shatner. "It's taken me 80 years to get this show right!" In 1966, Shatner 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 Leagal" 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." Shatner has also 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 success with the American Saddlebred, developing and riding world champions and has won numerous world championships in several events. He united his passion for horses and philanthropy with the Hollywood Charity Horse Show, benefiting L.A.-based children's charities. Tickets to Shatner's show may be purchased online at broadwayla.org or by calling (800) 982-2787.
********** Published: February 9, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 43