Perfect Crime

Perfect Crime

The perfect show for Law & Order and CSI fans, Perfect Crime is a funny, romantic thriller about a psychiatrist who seems to have killed her rich husband (until he shows up very much alive); the detective who is trying to solve the supposed murder while falling in love with the primary suspect; and the psychiatrist's charming but crazy patient who seems to have killed a few people himself. There are Agatha Christie-like twists and turns in the plot which keeps people guessing until the final gunshot.

Perfect Crime is the longest-running play in New York. Its lead actress, Catherine Russell, has starred in every performance apart from four since its opening in 1987. Perfect Crime reopened in April 2021 and was considered to be the start of New York's theatrical bounceback. 

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Running time: 
2 hours (including intermission)
About Perfect Crime:

Warren Manzi's Perfect Crime is a sexy, funny and fast-paced thriller that makes for a great night of whodunit. The longest-running play in NYC history takes place in the home of a wealthy psychiatrist, Margaret Brent, who is accused of murdering her husband. The handsome detective thinks he has it all figured out, but her husband's murder is only the beginning in what may just be the perfect crime.

Warren Manzi
Armand Michael Hyatt
Jay Cail Stone
Cast list:
Catherine Russell, Patrick Ryan Sullivan, David Butler, Charles Geyer, Patrick Robustelli
Perfect Crime Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
April 18, 1987
Opening date: 
April 18, 1987
Available from: 
July 28, 2021

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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