Long Wharf artistic director Gordon Edelstein will stage the production that begins previews March 27 for a run through April 21. Ride the Tiger will officially open April 3. Mastrosimone is also the playwright of Extremities, The Woolgatherer and Sunshine.
Sills (The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Addams Family) will portray presidential candidate Jack, with Stewart ("Guiding Light," The People in the Picture) as crooner Frank and Lind ("All My Children") as Judy. The cast also features John Cunningham (Cabaret, Zorba) and Jordan Lage (Race, Speed-the-Plow).
According to playwright Mastrosimone, Ride the Tiger is based on an interview the playwright conducted with late singer Frank Sinatra during research for the miniseries "Sinatra."
"At one point in our history, the president of the United States was having an affair with a woman who was having an affair with the head of the Chicago Mafia," Mastrosimone said in a statement. "Any playwright who heard that idea would say that they are writing that play."
For tickets visit LongWharf.org. The Long Wharf Theatre is located at 222 Sargent Drive in New Haven, CT.