Perfect Crime Tickets
New York, NY

Perfect Crime Tickets

Figure out whodunnit at the longest-running play in New York's history.
Perfect Crime Tickets
Perfect Crime Tickets

About Perfect Crime

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.

Get tickets to Perfect Crime in New York on New York Theatre Guide today.

Run time

2hr. Incl. 1 intermission.

Start date

April 18th, 1987


Ages 10+.

Perfect Crime cast and creative team

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


210 West 50th Street, New York, NY, United States, 10019

More information about Perfect Crime

Get tickets to Perfect Crime off Broadway, or sign up to receive our latest news and show alerts.

Show schedule

Day of weekMatineeEvening
Monday-8:00 PM
Tuesday-8:00 PM
Thursday-8:00 PM
Friday-8:00 PM
Saturday2:00 PM8:00 PM
Sunday3:00 PM7:30 PM

Frequently asked questions

What is Perfect Crime about?

Perfect Crime is a record-holding New York staple, as the longest-running play in New York history and still featuring the same actress who opened the show in 1987. A woman is suspected of murdering her husband, but did she really do it, or did someone else commit the perfect crime? Stay guessing until the end when you get Perfect Crime tickets.

How long is Perfect Crime?

The running time of Perfect Crime is 2hr. Incl. 1 intermission.

Where is Perfect Crime playing?

Perfect Crime is playing at The Theater Center. The theatre is located in 210 West 50th Street, New York, 10019.

How much do tickets cost for Perfect Crime?

Tickets for Perfect Crime start at $52.

What's the age requirement for Perfect Crime?

The recommended age for Perfect Crime is Ages 10+..

How do you book tickets for Perfect Crime?

Book tickets for Perfect Crime on New York Theatre Guide.

Subscribe to our newsletter to unlock exclusive New York theatre updates!

Special offers, reviews and release dates for the best shows in town.

You can unsubscribe at any time. Privacy Policy