McDaniel ("Hill Street Blues, "West Wing," Big River, Ragtime) will step into the role of Lionel McAuley. Hensley is departing the production to join the Broadway revival of La Cage aux Folles.
The Crime cast also includes John Hillner, Patrick Robustelli, Richard Shoberg and Catherine Russell; the latter is now in the Guinness Book of World Records for having starred in the production since its first performance in 1987.
Written by Warren Manzi and directed by Jeffrey Hyatt, Perfect Crime, according to press notes, "tells the story of Margaret Brent, an accomplished Connecticut psychiatrist and potential cold-blooded killer. When her wealthy husband turns up dead, she gets caught in the middle of a terrifying game of cat and mouse with a deranged patient and the handsome but duplicitous investigator assigned to the case. As the clock ticks to the final chilling revelation, a mounting set of secrets and indiscretions leads to a shocking turns of events. Did Margaret Brent commit 'the perfect crime?'"
Perfect Crime opened as an Equity Showcase in 1987 and since moving Off-Broadway has been running for 23 years, making it the longest-running play in the history of New York theatre.
Tickets for Perfect Crime can be purchased by visiting Ticketmaster or by calling (212) 307-4100. The Snapple Theater Center is located at 210 West 50th Street at Broadway.