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New York begins showing its oldest plays in anticipation of a resumption of Broadway

New York begins showing its oldest plays in anticipation of a resumption of Broadway
New York begins showing its oldest plays in anticipation of a resumption of Broadway

New York has witnessed the resumption of “Perfect Crime” (The Perfect Crime) shows, considered the master of the city’s plays, since their launch dates back to 1987, before the opening of Broadway again in September.

“I have a very strong determination,” said Katherine Russell, director of the Theater Center, where the play is being presentedAnd when people tell me I can’t do that, I reply: “Watch me.

“At the same time, Russell, 65, takes the lead role in “Perfect Crime,” which she has played more than 13,500 times.

It took advantage of the stage of the stoppage of performances due to the pandemic to rehabilitate its theater, so it launched a painting and repair workshop for seats, and provided it with a ventilation system appropriate to the requirements of Corona prevention.

Since the beginning of March, the mayor has allowed the resumption of activity, provided that the public does not exceed 25% of the usual absorptive capacity, then 33%, but Catherine Russell continues her efforts to raise the percentage to 50% at least.

On April 9th, the Theater Center reopened with the premiere of a musical based on the “The Office” series, and on the 17th of it, “Perfect Crime” was presented with its show No.

13524, a world record.

The “Theater Center” got the green light from “Actors Equity”, one of the most prominent performing arts syndicates, on the condition that members of the entire team are vaccinated and that they are examined every evening before the performances.

And in the post-closing premiere, all of the seats that could be filled were full – 66 out of a total of 200 seats, according to producer Armand Hight.

“Perfect Crime” at this stage, which is devoid of other shows, is a kind of free publicity for it, as this police work infused with the atmosphere of psychology is usually lost in the midst of the large amount of Broadway plays.

Actor Charles Geyer said that the premiere was “wonderful”, as “the people in the hall were kind of pioneers.

“And he remained on the same impression during the following shows”We have a feeling that we are forming a group” of actors and spectators, he said”This is more than just an evening in the theater,” he added

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New York begins showing its oldest plays in anticipation of a resumption of Broadway
New York begins showing its oldest plays in anticipation of a resumption of Broadway

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