One Role, With 10,000 Variations - The New York Times


The star of Perfect Crime has played the same role in 12,335 performances and counting


28 Years, One Role: Off-Broadway's Leading Lady - Forbes
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Reuters Visits Perfect Crime
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Actor kills it on the job for 32 straight years - New York Post (2019)

Russell has always been among the employed in the government’s statistics; never in the jobless column since she originated the female lead in “Perfect Crime” 13,335 performances ago. Read more...

The Only Woman in New York Theatre Who Fixes the Boiler, Takes Your Ticket, and Then Hops Onstage - Playbill (May 2017)

Catherine Russell, Off-Broadway's maid-of-all-work, has learned to drive a truck, tar a roof, and put audiences at the edge of their seats in her record-setting 30 years at Perfect Crime. Read more...

Behind the Scenes: Perfect Crime (July 2016)

NBC4's New York Live sat down with Perfect Crime's very own Catherine Russell to talk about 30 years of Perfect Crime.
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Perfect Crime, makes perfect buck as longest-running Off-Broadway play (April 2016)

New York Business Journal discusses Perfect Crime's 30 year history and the secrets behind its long-running success. Read more...

Behold: Catherine Russell the off-Broadway force (March 2013)

The Washington Times takes a detailed look into the daily life of Catherine Russell. Read more…



"Without a trace of boredom in her (Catherine Russell) active eyes, she projects a palpable unease as the body count rises, but never truly reveals her hand."
-The New York Times

"...Still kicking after 18 years"
-The New York Times

"In London, it's The Mousetrap; in New York, it's Perfect Crime... NYC's little mystery thriller that could."

"CSI-based shows are as popular as ever. If you're a fan, you'll love the off-Broadway production, Perfect Crime." "The wealth/death theme is familiar, but the surprising turns and purposeful tension will keep you guessing until the end."
- CBS New York

"It's a cunning little whodunit, appropriately confusing in the first act, gradually revealing in the second. Catherine Russell gives a sly, tough performance as the lead character, a wealthy Connecticut psychiatrist..."
-The New Yorker

"The ace-in-the-hole is Catherine Russell, the show's leading lady and general manager... Ms. Russell delivers a powerhouse star turn as this psychiatrist who may or may not have murdered her husband (and a few other people), and who may or may not be attracted to the steadfast detective who has come to investigate some reported funny business at the Brents' remote Connecticut farmhouse. "

"Perfect Crime is the story of a brainy, beautiful and ambitious psychiatrist who holds the key to the murder of at least one victim in a series of murders. Is a serial killer on the loose? The plot thickens. And thickens."
-New York Daily News

"An intriguing thriller full of unexpected twists and turns. It will leave you unsettled and questioning the motives of its characters. "
-Woman Around Town

"PERFECT CRIME will keep you guessing. It's not only a "whodunit," but a "why did they do that?" as well... Many will recognize Richard Shoberg from a long-running part on TV's All My Children... he gives a winning performance as the inspector."

"Catherine Russell brings comfort and confidence to her role as Margaret Thorne Brent. You sense that the cast enjoys knowing each show is a part of New York theater history."