Guiding Light veteran Robert Newman joins the cast of Perfect Crime tonight.
Guiding Light veteran Robert Newman joins the cast of Perfect Crime tonight.
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Emmy nominee Robert Newman, best known for his 28-year run as Joshua Lewis on television's longest-running soap opera, Guiding Light, returns to the cast of Perfect Crime tonight at The Theater Center. Through April 9 he reprises the role of Inspector Asher, a role he took on in another limited engagement in July of 2014.

Newman's role on Guiding Light garnered him two Daytime Emmy nomina­tions for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. His other television credits include guest appearances on Chicago Fire, Homeland, Criminal Minds, NCIS, and Law and Order: SVU, along with film roles in Amazing Spider-Man 2, Dracano, and the short film Deadline, which earned him the Best Actor award at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival in 2015. His off-Broadway credits also include She's of a Certain Age, Sessions: the Musical, and Quiet on the Set.

Written by the late Warren Manzi and directed by Jeffrey Hyatt, Perfect Crime tells the story of attractive psychiatrist and suspected cold-blooded killer Margaret Brent, her wealthy husband, a deranged patient, and the handsome detective who's falling in love with her. Approaching a record-breaking 30th anniversary, the show features Catherine Russell, who has starred in the show since its first performance and has never taken a sick day or a vacation day in the past 30 years. The cast also includes David Butler, Hugh Hysell, and Patrick Robustelli.

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