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Full Casting Announced for Desperate Measures

Most of the cast from last year's York Theatre Company production will return at New World Stages.

Lauren Molina and Conor Ryan will reprise their roles in the New World Stages transfer of Desperate Measures.
(© Carol Rosegg)

Full casting has been announced for the transfer of Desperate Measures from York Theatre Company to New World Stages for an open-ended run starting May 30, with opening night set for June 13.

Lauren Molina, Conor Ryan, Gary Marachek, Peter Saide, and Nick Wyman will reprise their roles from the original York Theatre Company production. Sarah Parnicky will join the cast as Susanna/Sister Mary Jo.

With book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg and music by David Friedman, the musical premiered on October 1, 2017, at the York and ran through December 31. Bill Castellino will once again direct and choreograph, with David Hancock Turner serving as musical director.

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.

The production features scenic design by Jim Morgan, costume design by Nicole Wee, lighting design by Paul Miller, and sound design by Julian Evans.

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