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With over 12,522 performances, Perfect Crime is New York City’s longest running play. Witness outstanding performances by a talented troupe of actors, including Catherine Russell, well known for her hard-working reputation.

Why Watch Perfect Crime

A gripping murder mystery tale, Perfect Crime has been deemed an “urban legend” by the New York Times. It has bagged the title of the longest running play in the history of New York theatre with a whopping 12,000 performances so far (both on and off broadway). Since Perfect Crime opened in 1987, leading lady Catherine Russell has spent collectively 17,000 hours on stage, shot 89 different men, and kissed 57 others — all without taking a single day off. Rightfully so, her incredible work has landed her a spot in the prestigious Guinness Book of World Records.

The Story

A fast paced, exciting thriller that revolves around three psychiatrists: a detective, a crazy patient and a dead body. Was he murdered? Or did his wife kill him? The investigating detective believes that she did, until he begins to fall in love with her. However, under mysterious circumstances, the husband reappears causing the audience to experience dark twists throughout the story. Will he get to the bottom of the mystery?

Good for

Crime drama | Thriller | Alfred Hitchcock genre fans

Critics Reviews

“Remarkably, Ms. Russell does not seem too old for the role she has played for almost two decades. Without a trace of boredom in her active eyes, she projects a palpable unease as the body count rises, but never truly reveals her hand. Fans of cheap genre novels and twisty murder mysteries may have fun puzzling out the labyrinthine plot. If the play seems convoluted, that is part of the point.”
–The New York Times

“The play has one other secret weapon: actress Catherine Russell. Not only does Russell play the part of wealthy psychiatrist Margaret Thorne Brent, but she also serves as general manager of the play. As general manager, she makes sure tickets are being sold.”
– The New York Business Journal

Show Details

Show Timings

Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri 8 PM
Wed & Sat 2 PM
Sunday 3:00 & 7.30 PM

1 hours, 45 minutes excluding one intermission

Leading Roles
Catherine Russellas Margaret Brent
Richard Shoberg as Inspector Ascher
David Butler as W. Harrison Brent
Hugh Hysell as Lionel McAuley

Directed by
James MacDonald

Written by
Lucy Kirkwood

Know Before You Go

Suitable for ages 12 and up. Children under 4 will not be admitted.

Available Facilities
In-house lounge
Coat check
Wheelchair accessible

The Theatre Centre formerly known as Snapple Theatre has a seating capacity of 199.

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in the Theater District.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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