By FRANK RIZZO, firstname.lastname@example.org
1:00 PM EST, February 27, 2013
John Cunningham is Joe, Douglas Sills is John and Jordan Lage is Sam in William Mastrosimone's new play, "Ride the Tiger" slated for New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre.
And if you want to assume they're Joe Kennedy, JFK and mobster Sam Giancano, well, there won't be anyone around the theater to disuade you.
Not enough juicy characters? Add Paul Anthony Stewart as Frank Sinatra..I mean, Frank and Christine Bennett Lind as Judith Exner..that is, Judy in the productioin which will run March 27 to April 21.
Gordon Edelstein, artistic director of the theater, will stage the play which takes place during the 1960 presidential campaign.
Cunningham makes his sixth Long Wharf appearance, following "Quartermaine;s Terms," "Love Letters," "A Dance Lesson," "A New War" and "The Cocktail Hour." He has appeared in 15 Broadway shows, including "Cabaret," "1776," "Zoirba" and "Company."
Lage, is a founding member of the Atlantic Theater Company and a veteran of the works of David Mamet, appearing in "Race," "Speed-the-Plopw," "Glengary Glen Ross" and "The Old Neighborhood" on Broiadway.
Bennett Lind is best known for her character asd Bioanca in TV's “All My Children,” Erica Kane’s (Susan Lucci) daughter.
Sills is a Tony Award-nominee for "The Scarlett Pimpernel" and most recently led the tour of "The Addams Family."
Stewart was featured in the premiere of "Harbor" at the Westport Country Playhouse. TV credits include several seasons on “Guiding Light.” On Broadway he was in "Cyrano the Musical," "Fiddler on the Roof" and "The People in the Picture." He previously appeared in the Long Wharf Theatre producition of "Pera Palas."
The design team includes Eugene Lee (sets), Jess Goldstein (costumes), Tyler Micoleau (lights), Ryan Rumery (sound), and Sven Ortel (projections.)
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