William Shatner bringing solo show to Pantages for one night
William Shatner will be shifting into warp drive this year when he takes his solo Broadway show on the road for a national tour that will begin in Los Angeles. The "Star Trek" actor -- and Priceline spokesman -- will bring his comic show "Shatner's World: We Just Live in It" to the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood for a one-night engagement set for March 10, his publicist said on Tuesday.
"Shatner's World" is scheduled to officially open in New York at the Music Box Theatre on Feb. 16, running through March 4. The show is a comic autobiography in which Shatner talks about his career, including his start as a Shakespearean stage actor.
The Pantages performance will be the first leg of a national tour that will include one-night engagements in San Francisco, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Chicago, Milwaukee, Denver and more.
Shatner, 80, has appeared in a number of TV series including "Star Trek," "T.J. Hooker" and more recently the ABC series "The Practice" and "Boston Legal." He has been a recurring guest on Comedy Central Roasts as well.
The actor regularly appeared in commercials for Priceline until his character, known as the Negotiator, was recently killed off in a fiery bus explosion.
-- David Ng
Photo: William Shatner at last year's Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times