William Shatner is heading to Broadway for the first time in 50 years, the New York Post's Michael Riedel reported Friday. This move is no anomaly for the Shat -- he's classically trained as a Shakespearean actor, after all! But Shatner hasn't graced the Great White Way since his younger, more dashing days. He had a minor role in 1956's "Tamburlaine the Great," and went on to star in "The World of Suzie Wong" and "A Shot in the Dark" in 1962. For the next 50 years, "Star Trek" happened, along with numerous "Star Trek"/TV-related career opportunities. Can you blame a guy?
But now, Shatner is throwing it all away and going back to his classical roots, right? Wrong! The one-man show, headed to the the Music Box Theatre in February, is called "Shatner's World: We Just Live in It," and it's essentially a rehashing of the "years of Q&As he's done to hawk his books — 'Star Trek Memories,' 'Up Till Now: The Autobiography,' 'Get a Life!' and, his masterpiece, 'Shatner Rules: Your Guide To Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large,'" according to the Post. Well, we don't mind. We like you Shat, just as you are.
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