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DESPERATE MEASURES

In Association with Pat Flicker Addiss and cecilia lin & hu guo

September 19 - December 31, 2017

Extended (ONE MORE TIME!) by popular demand!

In 1890, in a lawless territory out west, Johnny Blood, a hot-tempered young cowboy, finds himself 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 hilarious complications are a hard-bitten sheriff, a voluptuous saloon girl and a priest who reads Nietzsche.

The York Theatre Company, in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, opens its 2017-18 Season with Desperate Measures, a knee-slappin' new musical loosely based on Shakespeare's Measure for Measure. It's naughty, it's country, and it's a New York premiere with music by award-winning composer David Friedman, book and lyrics by two-time Tony nominee Peter Kellogg, and direction and choreography by Bill Castellino (Cagney, Marry Harry). Yee-haw, verily!

MEET THE CAST

Desperate Measures (cast)

Emma Degerstedt

The Little Mermaid

Desperate Measures (cast)

Gary Marachek

Camelot

Desperate Measures (cast)

Lauren Molina

Rock of Ages

Desperate Measures (cast)

Conor Ryan

john and jen

Desperate Measures (cast)

Peter Saide

Skin Tight

Desperate Measures (cast)

Nick Wyman

Les Misérables

THE YORK THEATRE'S MAINSTAGE SERIES

The Mainstage Series presents two or three full productions of new musicals by emerging and established authors. In recent years, all have been world, American, or New York premieres. Each production typically runs seven performances per week for five weeks. Some productions have transferred to commercial Off-Broadway or Broadway runs, and many have received further productions in regional, stock, and university theatres. The York's productions have been regularly recognized with Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, OBIE, and Lucille Lortel nominations and awards. Numerous shows have been recorded as original cast albums. Directors, designers, cast, and musicians are drawn from among the best talent on and off-Broadway, whether established or new.