The thriller, which has played more than 7,500 performances, is now housed at The Snapple Theater Center at 1627 Broadway at 50th Street.
The show has provided steady employment for original cast member and general manager Catherine Russell, who has spent more than half of her life since 21 in the show, playing in all but four of the performances. (She missed those four to serve in her siblings' weddings).
Among the houses that have witnessed Crime were Theatre Four and the Forty Seventh Street Theatre before the show settled into the former "Paris Burlesque," a Times Square strip joint shut down in 1991 for harboring prostitution. The 165 seater was then renovated, renamed the Duffy Theatre and reopened by Russell and Crime executive producer Armand Hyatt as an Off-Broadway theatre.
Currently in the cast are David Butler, Stephen Clarke, Jay Nickerson and Patrick Robustelli.
A Perfect Crime, written by Warren Manzi and directed by Jeffrey Hyatt, is a traditional mystery thriller with a sexy, probably guilty psychiatrist wife accused of bumping off her wealthy, sickly husband. A detective, assigned to the case, seeks to discover who murdered the husband, if he was murdered at all, while fending off the wife's seductions and her crazed, cross-dressing patient. Tickets to A Perfect Crime are $40.