Wild West Musical Desperate Measures Set for New York Premiere
The show, inspired by Shakespeare's Measure for Measure will be presented by York Theatre Company.
Written by Peter Kellogg and David Friedman, the production is directed and choreographed by Bill Castellino and music-directed by David Hancock Turner. Casting and additional information will be announced.
The show 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." It is inspired by Shakespeare's Measure for Measure.