The York Theatre Company has announced a second extension for its production of Desperate Measures, adding another four weeks to its off-Broadway premiere. Performances will now run through November 26.
Directed and choreographed by Bill Castellino and with music direction by David Hancock Turner, Desperate Measures features a a book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina) and music by David Friedman (Scandalous). The musical is described as follows: "In 1890, in a territory out West, Johnny Blood, a hot-tempered young cowboy is sentenced to hang for killing a man in a bar fight. His sister, a novice nun in a nearby mission, is persuaded to plead with a corrupt governor to spare her brother's life. The governor promises to pardon Johnny if his sister, the Sister, will 'do his bidding' for the night. Adding to the humorous complications are a hard-bitten sheriff, a voluptuous saloon girl and a priest who reads Nietzsche."
The six-member cast features Emma Degerstedt (The Little Mermaid) as Susanna/Sister Mary Jo, Gary Marachek (1776) as Father Morse, Lauren Molina (Rock of Ages) as Bella Rose, Conor Ryan (John and Jen) as Johnny Blood, Peter Saide (Skin Tight) as Sheriff Green, and Nick Wyman (Les Misérables) as Governor von Richterhenkenpflichtgetruber.
Performances began at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's on September 19 in advance of an October 1 opening.
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