Will Capt. Janeway beam down to Broadway?
The Daily News reported Jan. 10 that Kate Mulgrew, the actress who plays Capt. Kathryn Janeway on the TV series, "Star Trek: Voyager," wants to end her mission on TV to devote time to performing in theatre, raising her children and preparing for her impending marriage to Tom Hagan, a Cleveland politician.
The Daily News reported Mulgrew is weary of her 80-hour Los Angeles work weeks. She told TV critics in California that Hollywood isn't for her because there is no feeling of community and she wanted to return to performing on the New York stage.
Before finding wide fame and wealth on "Voyager" as the first lead female captain on the science-fiction series, Mulgrew performed on stage in Los Angeles, New York and regionally. At the Roundabout Theatre in September 1993, she appeared in White Liars & Black Comedy, a double-bill revival of plays by Peter Shaffer.
In 1987, she appeared in the Los Angeles Theatre Center's staging of The Film Society by Jon Robin Baitz. UPN network, which airs "Voyager," released a statement quoting Mulgrew saying she "cannot imagine not participating in (the show's) entire run, whatever that may be," according to the Associated Press.
Mulgrew studied with Stella Adler at New York University.
-- By Kenneth Jones