WEST SPRINGFIELD – Emmy Award winner Gordon Clapp – best known for his portrayal of Detective Greg Medavoy in the long-running ‘NYPD Blue’ television series – will bring Robert Frost’s poetry to the stage at the Majestic Theater for four performances on next month.
Clapp, who starred on the one-man show “This Verse Business” for nearly 10 years, has been acclaimed for his portrayal of Frost, who grew up in Lawrence. Broadway World called the play “a seamless play, which Clapp delivers with authentic New England spirit and charm.”
The play AM Dolan combines Frost’s poetry readings with a more intimate monologue to show audiences the public and private faces of the beloved poet and longtime professor at Amherst College. Gus Kaikkonen will direct the show.
“We are truly delighted to have an actor of Gordon’s stature and reputation on the Majestic stage in a great play that celebrates one of America’s greatest poets,” said Danny Eaton, director of production at the Majestic Theater.
Clapp is best known for his Emmy-winning work on “NYPD Blue” and was most recently seen on the “Chicago Fire” series. He was nominated for a Tony Award for his role as Dave Moss in the Broadway revival of Tony Award-winning David Mamet’s “Glengarry Glen Ross” in 2005. He also appeared in “Flags of our Fathers,” “Moonlight Mile”, “Matewan” and “Eight Men Out”. His TV credits include “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, “Deadwood”, “Wings” and “Cheers”.
The times for performances at the Théâtre Majestic are: Friday June 21 at 8 pm; Saturday June 22 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m .: and Sunday June 23 at 2 p.m.
Tickets for “This Verse Business” cost $ 26 and $ 24 and can be purchased by phone at (413) 747-7797 or in person at the Majestic box office. For more information visit majestic theater.com.
The Theater Project is a non-profit company founded by Eaton in 1991. Since March 1997, it has been in residence at the historic Majestic Theater in West Springfield, a century-old venue that has been repeatedly named ‘Best Place to See the Theater. theater ”and“ Best Live Theater Company ”in newspaper polls. In addition, Eaton’s work at the Majestic was recognized with a regional award for Outstanding Achievement in American Theater by the New England Theater Conference.