Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

William Shatner’s One Man Show SHATNER'S WORLD: WE JUST LIVE IN IT Beams into Philadelphia March 13

JANUARY 31, 2012

Tickets on Sale Friday, Feb. 3!

 

Television and movie legend William Shatner will bring his one man show SHATNER’S WORLD: WE JUST LIVE IN IT (www.shatnersworld.com) to cities across the United States in 2012, and is scheduled for Philadelphia performance at the Merriam Theater on March 13, 2012.  Tickets for the Philadelphia show go on sale Friday, February 3 at 10am.  The tour follows a three week run Broadway’s Music Box Theatre from February 14 - March 4. 

 

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!“

 

Tickets for SHATNER’S WORLD: WE JUST LIVE IN IT are available from $57 to $77, and can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at kimmelcenter.org, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office located on Broad and Spruce streets, Philadelphia, Pa. (open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., later on performance evenings). VIP packages are available for $300 and includes orchestra level seating and meet and greet with William Shatner.

 

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.

 

For tour updates follow @WilliamShatner or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ShatnersWorld

 

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.

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Kimmel Center, Inc., a charitable, not-for-profit organization, owns, manages, supports and maintains The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, which includes Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, Innovation Studio and the Merck Arts Education Center. Kimmel Center, Inc. also manages the Academy of Music, owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association, and the University of the Arts Merriam Theater. Kimmel Center, Inc.’s mission is to operate a world class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience which includes providing arts in education, community outreach and a rich diversity of programming. The 2011/2012 season is sponsored by Citi. For additional information, visit kimmelcenter.org.

 

 

 

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