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Perfect Crime Tickets

Perfect Crime Tickets

New York
18 Apr 1987 -
Figure out whodunnit at the longest-running play in New York's history.

Perfect Crime Information

Warren Manzi's record-breaking play has been a reliable presence on the New York theatre scene for more than 30 years. After moving between six theatres in its early years, the show settled at The Theater Center, where it continues to thrill murder mystery fans — and still features the same actress that played the lead role on opening night. Get Perfect Crime tickets now.

The perfect show for Law & Order and CSI fans, Perfect Crime is a play about a psychiatrist, Margarent Brent, who seems to have killed her rich husband (until he shows up very much alive). Figuring out who really did it gets complicated when the detective who is trying to solve the supposed murder falls in love with the primary suspect, not to mention the presence of the psychiatrist's charming but unstable patient who seems to have killed a few people himself. There are Agatha Christie-like twists and turns in the plot of this funny, romantic thriller which keep people guessing until the final gunshot.

Perfect Crime off Broadway is the longest-running play in New York, having played more than 12,000 performances to date. Its lead actress, Catherine Russell, has starred in every performance apart from four since its opening in 1987. In 2008, she set a Guinness World Record for playing the most performances of the same female role, hitting 8,820 in that year and only adding to the total since. Following the Covid-19 shutdown of theatres, Perfect Crime reopened in April 2021 and was considered to be the start of New York's theatrical bounceback.

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Run time

2hr (incl. intermission)

Opening date

April 18th, 1987


Booking from

July 28th, 2021

Previews from

April 18th, 1987


The Theater Center



Cast and creative

By: Warren Manzi
Producer: Armand Michael Hyatt
Cast list: Catherine Russell, Patrick Ryan Sullivan, David Butler, Charles Geyer, Patrick Robustelli
Design: Jay Cail Stone

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