Off-Broadway's Perfect Crime Set to Mark 25 Years of Performances

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The long-running Off-Broadway thriller Perfect Crime, which first opened in 1987, will celebrate its 25th anniversary April 18 at the Snapple Theater Center.

Original cast member Catherine Russell, who has been with the show for 25 years (securing herself a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records), is part of a cast that also includes John Hillner, George McDaniel, Patrick Robustelli and Richard Shoberg.

"We've had such terrific audiences over the past 25 years," Russell said in a statement. "They figure out the clues, laugh along at the jokes and have helped make the show a New York institution."

The 7 PM performance on April 18 will be followed by a special anniversary party with a dinner and open bar, which the entire audience is invited to attend.

According to the producers, Perfect Crime has been modernized over the years. The set now includes a flat screen TV, references to "The Phil Donahue Show" were changed to Oprah and then "the morning shows"; and a reference to a character's net worth has increased from $1 million to $50 million, and now to $600 million.

Perfect Crime opened as an Equity Showcase in 1987. It is 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. 

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