Guiding Light's Robert Newman and Grant Aleksander Join Perfect Crime

Off-Broadway News   Guiding Light's Robert Newman and Grant Aleksander Join Perfect Crime
The Emmy-nominated actors join the cast in celebration of the play's 33rd Off-Broadway anniversary.
Robert Newman
Robert Newman Kathy Hutchins /

As Off-Broadway's longest-running show, Perfect Crime, enters its 33rd year, the show welcomes guest stars Robert Newman and Grant Aleksander, who will both alternate in the role of Detective James. The two Emmy-nominated actors are known for their roles in the long-running television series, Guiding Light.


Catherine Russell
Catherine Russell Marc J. Franklin

In Guiding Light, Newman is best known for his 28-year run as Joshua Lewis, a role which garnered him two Daytime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Aleksander was four-time Emmy nominated for playing Phillip Spaulding from 1983–2009.

Newman, who has previously guest starred in Perfect Crime, returns to the show May 2–8 and May 24–June 16; and Aleksander will perform Detective James May 10–22 and June 17–30.

Perfect Crime, which first opened in 1987, continues performances at the Anne L. Bernstein Theater in the Theater Center near Times Square. Original cast member Catherine Russell, who has secured herself a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records, is part of a cast that also includes David Butler, Dan Sharkey and Patrick Robustelli.

Perfect Crime was written by the late Warren Manzi and directed by Jeffrey Hyatt. Visit Ticketmaster for tickets.

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