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The Rise of Dorothy Hale Tickets & Information

St. Luke's Theatre

308 West 46th Street

(between 8th and 9th Avenues)

New York NY 10036 View on map

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The Rise of Dorothy Hale Summary

History has recorded that Dorothy Hale, the widow of American muralist Gardner Hale, died in New York City on October 21, 1938 after plunging sixteen stories from her apartment window at the Hampshire House on Central Park South. She was thirty-three years old. Dorothy’s death was ruled a suicide.

The story of Dorothy Hale has never really been thoroughly examined. Until Now. The Rise of Dorothy Hale explores the life and death of Dorothy Hale through the creative process of Frida Kahlo and enables the contradictions in history to stand face to face. Did the alleged suicide note that Clare Boothe Luce claims to have received even exist? Why did Harry Hopkins involve the White House and two key players of the Roosevelt Administration to handle damage control around Dorothy’s death? What possible secrets did Dorothy know about Harry Hopkins and Clare Luce before she was found dead? Was Dorothy Hale’s death a suicide or a murder made to look like a suicide?

The Rise of Dorothy Hale Cast Members:

Patrick Boll, Purva Bedi, Laura Koffman, Mark LaMura, Dina Ann Comolli, Stuart Marshall

The Rise of Dorothy Hale Creative Team

Author: Myra Bairstow
Director: Pamela Hall
Producers: Edmund Gaynes and Aridyne Productions
Press Agent: David Gersten & Associates

The Rise of Dorothy Hale Quick Facts

Running Time:

1 hour and 45 minutes, including one 10 minute interval

Price Range


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Audience :

tba
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

First Preview Date Opening Date
September 20, 2007 October 4, 2007

Box Office Hours

Monday: 2pm - 7pm
Tuesday: 2pm - 7pm
Wednesday : Noon - 8pm
Thursday: 2pm - 6pm
Friday - 2pm - 8pm
Saturday: Noon - 8pm
Sunday: 1pm - 7pm

Please note:
When there is an early performance, the Box Office will open 1/2 hour prior to curtain. When there is an evening performance open until curtain.


Coat Room

None available.