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This show closed on July 14, 2019

About Fringe Deaths

"Fringe Deaths" chronicles the last tragic hours in the lives of four American celebrities: George ‘Superman’ Reeves, Jack Ruby, Barbara Payton, and Carl ‘Alfalfa’ Switzer.

An utterly ‘noir’ musical, starring Tiffan Borelli. This fact-based script written by a former investigative reporter reveals the startling circumstances behind the deaths of TV icons George ‘Superman’ Reeves, Carl ‘Alfalfa’ Switzer, starlet Barbara Payton, and assassin Jack Ruby. Suicide? Murder? Misadventure? Learn the grim poignant secrets of these fringe deaths.

For the first time, Fringe Deaths reveals the actual last moments, what really happened, to these tragic personalities. McDowell's tireless investigation of each one's untimely end, forms the back drop of Off-Broadway's strangest but most compelling play in decades. Did Reeves, hero to millions of kids, kill himself or was he murdered? Who killed beloved "Little Rascals" star Carl Switzer and why? What caused beautiful starlet Barbara Payton's slide towards a seedy and early death?

Run Time

1hr 15min (No Intermission)

Start Date

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Recommended for ages 16 and up.

St. Luke's Theatre

308 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036

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