Robert Newman, of Television's "Guiding Light," Joins Off-Broadway's Perfect Crime March 10

By Michael Gioia
10 Mar 2014

Robert Newman, best known for his 28-year run as Joshua Lewis on "Guiding Light," joins the cast of Off-Broadway's Perfect Crime March 10.



Newman, who steps into the role of Inspector Ascher, earned two Daytime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. He has recently guest-starred on "Homeland," "Criminal Minds," "NCIS" and "Law and Order: SVU" and will be seen in the upcoming "Amazing Spider-Man 2," the Sci-Fi film "Dracano" and the short film "Deadline."

The Off-Broadway production recently celebrated 11,000 performances, continuing its record as the longest-running play in NYC history.

Perfect Crime also features Catherine Russell, who has starred in the show since its first performance and has never taken a sick day or vacation day in the past 27 years.

Directed by Jeffrey Hyatt, the cast also includes Jack Koenig (The Lion King), George McDaniel ("All My Children") and Patrick Robustelli.

Perfect Crime, according to press notes, "tells the story of brilliant psychiatrist and suspected cold-blooded killer Margaret Brent, her wealthy husband, deranged patient, and the handsome detective who's falling in love with her."

The Snapple Theater Center is located at 210 West 50th Street at Broadway. For tickets, call (212) 921-7862 or visit Perfect-Crime.com.