Back in the 1920s, attorney Clarence Darrow defended murderers Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb. Off-Broadway's Never the Sinner, a play about the infamous killers, will host a panel discussion after the April 18 matinee, to honor both Darrow's birthday and the show's 100th performance. Attorneys Stanley Arkin, Jack Litman and Gerald Waplin will be featured as panelists. Arkin has served as lead counsel on many significant crime and insider trading cases. Litman, a past President of the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and winner of the New York Outstanding Criminal Defense Lawyer award, has defended murderers himself--among them, David Tse and Robert Chambers. Walpin served under Robert Kennedy as attorney in charge of prosecution of organized crime in the Southern District of New York and is a regular on CNBC's "Cochran & Co."
The discussion will take place at the John Houseman Theatre, located at 450 West 42nd Street. Tickets are $47.50 and are available by calling Tele-charge at 212-239-6200.
-- By Christine Ehren