“SHATNER’S WORLD: WE JUST LIVE IN IT ...”
He’s been a starship captain, a hard-boiled cop and high-powered attorney. William Shatner’s career and his willingness to poke fun at himself has culminated in this one-man show, which just wrapped on Broadway. Through anecdotes, jokes and songs, the 80-year-old renaissance man traces his career, starting with his beginnings as a classically trained Shakespearean actor. Sat. 8 p.m. $40-$105. Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 468-1770. shatnersworld.com.
William Shatner has audiences leaping to their feet and cheering. These are not aging Trekkers at the latest “Star Trek” convention, but theater-goers at New York’s Music Box Theater responding to his one-person show, “Shatner’s World: We Just Live in It ...” The octogenarian actor’s latest project has him recounting stories from his professional and personal life, remembering as far back as his childhood in Montreal, Quebec, the son of Jewish immigrant parents.
William Shatner is God. And Pharaoh. And Moses, too.
Just in time for Passover, the Jewish Music Group (a division of Shout Factory) has released "Exodus: An Oratorio in Three Parts," performed by the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. It is conducted by David Itkin, who created and composed the Oratorio, sung by baritone Paul Rowe and includes dramatic readings from the Bible and from the haggadah, spoken by none other than Shatner.
Tonight’s Writers Guild 2006 Screen Laurel Award goes to “that member of the guild who ... has advanced the literature of the motion picture through the years....” This year, that guy is writer-director Lawrence Kasdan, responsible for “The Empire Strikes Back,” “Return of the Jedi” and “The Big Chill,” to name but a few.