Did you know that Frank Sinatra was behind JFK’s presidency? Or that the beloved president’s assassination was really a Mob retaliation? And it all happened because the crooner introduced his girlfriend to a young senator, who simultaneously had an affair with the presidential hopeful and the head of the Chicago Mafia!
That’s the theory behind the play Ride The Tiger — currently being staged at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, CT, until Sunday, April 21, and starring GUIDING LIGHT alum Paul Anthony Stewart (Danny) as Frank and ALL MY CHILDREN’s Christina Bennett Lind (ex-Bianca) as the above-mentioned mistress, Judy Exner. Written by William Mastrosimone — who spent a year interviewing the beloved singer to write the Golden Globe-winning television series SINATRA — the play is based on a revelation made during one of their conversations. “The play takes specific plot elements that Sinatra told Bill, who then creates a scenario of what happened in these rooms when no one else was listening,” explains Stewart.
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