Desperate Measures Plays 100 Performances Off-Broadway
The Drama Desk Award-winning musical comedy runs at New World Stages under the direction of Bill Castellino.
Desperate Measures, the 2018 Drama Desk winner for Outstanding Music and Lyrics and the Outer Critics Circle Award winner for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical, celebrated 100 performances at New World Stages on September 13.
With book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg and music by David Friedman, the musical premiered on October 1, 2017, at the York Theatre Company and ran through December 31. Bill Castellino directs and choreographs, with David Hancock Turner serving as musical director.
Lauren Molina, Conor Ryan, Gary Marachek, Peter Saide, and Nick Wyman, reprising their roles from the original York Theatre production. Sarah Parnicky completes the company
Desperate Measures tells the story of Johnny Blood, a handsome young man whose life is in danger over a saloon brawl. Johnny must put his fate into the hands of a colorful cast of characters including a wily sheriff, an eccentric priest, an authoritarian governor, a saloon girl gone good, and a nun out of the habit, as they all struggle to decide Johnny's fate. It is inspired by Shakespeare's Measure for Measure.