Desperate Measures

BUY TICKETS ($67.50 - $72.50)
In Previews. Opens Oct 1, 2017


The York Theatre Company opens its 2017-18 season with Desperate Measures, the foot-stompin', knee-slappin' new musical with a nod to Shakespeare's Measure for Measure. It's funny, it's sexy, it's country, and it's a New York premiere with music by award-winning composer David Friedman and book and lyrics by two-time Tony nominee Peter Kellogg.

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.


First Look at York Theatre Company's Desperate Measures - Sep 21, 2017

Cast of Desperate Measures Performs For the Press - Sep 8, 2017

York Theatre Announces Cast, Creatives for Desperate Measures - Aug 21, 2017

Wild West Musical Desperate Measures Set for New York Premiere - Aug 14, 2017

Read more related articles