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Desperate Measures Announces Closing Date Off-Broadway

The Shakespeare-inspired musical comedy transferred to New World Stages after a successful run at York Theatre Company last year.

Desperate Measures will close at New World Stages later this month.
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Desperate Measures, the 2018 Drama Desk winner for Outstanding Music and Lyrics and the Outer Critics Circle Award winner for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical, has announced that it will close at New World Stages on October 28. When it closes, it will have played 14 previews and 157 performances.

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.

Molina, Conor Ryan, Gary Marachek, Peter Saide, and Nick Wyman reprise 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.


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