Having performed the role of psychiatrist Margaret Thorne Brent consistently for 8,963 performances since the Off-Broadway debut of the intimate thriller on April 18, 1987, Russell has earned a slot in the coveted book for "Most Performances By A Theater Actor in the Same Role." Russell's formal induction takes place following the 8 PM performance of Perfect Crime at the Snapple Theatre Center. The evening also celebrates the 22nd anniversary of the Warren Manzi play. All ticket holders for the 8 PM performance are invited to attend the after-party and induction.
In addition to her stage duties, Russell also serves as the general manager of Perfect Crime and the Snapple Theatre Center. She has only missed four performances during her 22-year Off-Broadway run.
"Catherine's world-class achievement is without question truly historic," said Danny Girton, Jr, adjudications executive at Guinness World Records, in a statement.
Directed by Jeffrey Hyatt, Perfect Crime, "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?'"
Tickets for Perfect Crime can be purchased by visiting Ticketmaster.com or by calling (212) 307-4100. The Snapple Theater Center is located at 210 West 50th Street at Broadway.