Desperate Measures

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45th Street Theatre (New York, NY)
354 W. 45th St.
New York, NY
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Based on Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare

Johnny Blood, a hotheaded young cowboy, is sentenced to hang for killing a man in a bar fight. When his sister, Susanna, a novice nun in a nearby Franciscan mission, pleads for his life, the Governor offers to pardon Johnny — if Susanna will sleep with him. What to do? The sheriff suggests Susanna say yes and then, under cover of darkness, switch places with one of the saloon girls. What happens next makes for a desperate mix of comedy, suspense and romance, in this Western musical loosely based on Shakespeare's Measure for Measure.


STAGE TUBE: Shakespeare's Sister Company's Kris Lundberg Talks Crowdfunding on WNYE 91.5 FM Radio
by Stage Tube - Sep 8, 2013

Shakespeare's Sister Company artistic director, Kris Lundberg, spoke with Anthoula Katsimatides on Anthoula's radio program 'Color Your Life' on Thursday, September 5th on WNYE 91.5 FM about SSC's five year anniversary production of 'Romeo & Juliet', which speaks to today's economic climate and furthering women's rights. William Shakespeare's epic tragedy will be set in the roaring 1920's of Chicago when gang rivalries arose over power struggles within the underworld culture. Check out the interview below! (more...)

Desperate Measures Opens in Manchester this October
by Craig Hepworth - Sep 8, 2013

For their debut production the Manchester Shakespeare Company present a full length adaptation of 'Measure For Measure'. Formed by the Company behind the successful 3MT Venue, TMSC is dedicated to producing modern, relevant adaptations of Shakespeare's works set in the cultural landscape of the North West of England, embracing the talents of local writers, actors and directors. (more...)

Sally Ann Triplett Leads Singapore Premiere of NEXT TO NORMAL, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2013

The 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next to Normal, which features a Tony Award-winning score by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey and a Tony-nominated book by Yorkey, will get a Singapore premiere at Pangdemonium's Drama Centre Theatre, tonight, September 5, 2013. (more...)

NO EXIT, TREASURE ISLAND and More Set for Basement Arts' Fall 2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2013

Basement Arts has announced its Fall 2013 Season. Details below! (more...)

Shakespeare's Sister Company Set for WNYE 91.5 FM Radio, 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2013

Shakespeare's Sister Company artistic director, Kris Lundberg, speaks with Anthoula Katsimatides on Anthoula's radio program 'Color Your Life' premiering Thursday, September 5th at 7pm EST on WNYE 91.5 FM about SSC's five year anniversary production of 'Romeo & Juliet', which speaks to today's economic climate and furthering women's rights. William Shakespeare's epic tragedy will be set in the roaring 1920's of Chicago when gang rivalries arose over power struggles within the underworld culture. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Brilliant WAR HORSE Returns to Los Angeles at the Pantages for One Week Only
by Don Grigware - Oct 9, 2013

War Horse/based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo/adapted by Nick Stafford/in association with Handspring Puppet Company/original co-direction by Marianne Elliott & Tom Morris/US tour directed by Bijan Sheibani/music by Adrian Sutton/Pantages Theatre/through October 13 only (more...)

NO EXIT, TREASURE ISLAND and More Set for Basement Arts' Fall 2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2013

Basement Arts has announced its Fall 2013 Season. Details below! (more...)

ELVIS'S TOENAIL to Open 11/8 at Sidewalk Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2013

SST Productions, in association with The Friends and Artists of Sidewalk Studio Theatre, present the World Premiere of ELVIS'S TOENAIL by Fionnuala Kenny, and directed by Joe Banno, with Executive Producers Kurt Swanson and Marc Haupert. The show is additionally produced by Christian Kennedy, Jonathan Oliver Sessler and Sal Romeo. (more...)

ELVIS'S TOENAIL to Open 11/8 at Sidewalk Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

The year is 1961. In Ireland, things are bleak. The Catholic Church rules the lives of ordinary people. There is no compassion for sins involving sex. Unmarried girls who 'fall' are driven to Desperate Measures. Everyone knows someone who 'got into trouble' and the consequences. In the sewing factory, the girls try to forget. They laugh, worship Elvis and dream of films, pop music, fashion and happy-ever-after. (more...)

SST Productions Present World Premiere of ELVIS'S TOENAIL, 11/15-12/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2013

The year is 1961. In Ireland, things are bleak. The Catholic Church rules the lives of ordinary people. There is no compassion for sins involving sex. Unmarried girls who 'fall' are driven to Desperate Measures. Everyone knows someone who 'got into trouble' and the consequences. In the sewing factory, the girls try to forget. They laugh, worship Elvis and dream of films, pop music, fashion and happy-ever-after. (more...)

Goldie Zwiebel, Michael Wikes & More to Star in Empirical Rogue's SUICIDE!?, Begin. Jan 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2013

Empirical Rogue has announced casting for Nikolai Erdman's Suicide!?, in a new adaptation written and directed by Empirical Rogue Artistic Director Tim Eliot. Performances begin January 4 at the Interart Theatre (500 West 52nd Street between 10th and 11th Avenues). (more...)

SST Productions Presents World Premiere of ELVIS'S TOENAIL, Now thru 12/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

The year is 1961. In Ireland, things are bleak. The Catholic Church rules the lives of ordinary people. There is no compassion for sins involving sex. Unmarried girls who 'fall' are driven to Desperate Measures. Everyone knows someone who 'got into trouble' and the consequences. In the sewing factory, the girls try to forget. They laugh, worship Elvis and dream of films, pop music, fashion and happy-ever-after. (more...)

Scoop: BELIEVE on NBC - Sunday, June 1, 2014
by TV Scoop - May 9, 2014

Get all the scoop on BELIEVE, airing on NBC on Sunday, June 1, 2014! (more...)

BWW Exclusive Interview: MACHINAL Costume Designer Michael Krass Talks Tony Nomination & More
by Caryn Robbins - May 27, 2014

Today, Krass speaks exclusively with BWW about designing costumes for this unique production and shares why the experience was 'the best job I've ever had!' (more...)

Scoop: BOB'S BURGERS on FOX - Tonight, May 19, 2014
by TV Scoop - May 19, 2014

Get all the scoop on BOB'S BURGERS, airing on FOX tonight, May 19, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: BELIEVE on NBC - Sunday, June 1, 2014
by TV Scoop - May 16, 2014

Get all the scoop on BELIEVE, airing on NBC on Sunday, June 1, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: BABY DADDY on ABC FAMILY - Tonight, March 5, 2014
by TV Scoop - Mar 5, 2014

Get all the scoop on BABY DADDY, airing on ABC FAMILY tonight, March 5, 2014! (more...)

BETHANY to Premiere at ACT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

From squatting in a foreclosed home, to lying to the government, to taking Desperate Measures to make one last sale at work, Bethany takes on the economic crisis from the eyes of a middle class mom fighting to get her life back on track. This Helen Merrill Award-winning play tells the story of a young woman whose daughter has been taken away by State services when she loses her home. If she can just make one more sale before the car dealership closes for good, she might be able to salvage a life that's rapidly spiraling out of control. (more...)

Scoop: BABY DADDY on ABC FAMILY - Wednesday, April 2, 2014
by TV Scoop - Mar 13, 2014

Get all the scoop on BABY DADDY, airing on ABC FAMILY on Wednesday, April 2, 2014! (more...)

Silk Road Rising to Stage Midwest Premiere of Jonas Hassen Khemiri's INVASION!, 7/30-9/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2013

Silk Road Rising Artistic Director Jamil Khoury and Executive Director Malik Gillani are proud to announce the Midwest Premiere of Invasion!, written by Jonas Hassen Khemiri, translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles, directed by Anna C. Bahow. Invasion! runs July 30 - September 1, 2013, in Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington St, Chicago. (more...)

Scoop: THE BACHLORETTE on ABC - Today, June 17, 2013
by TV Scoop - Jun 17, 2013

Get all the scoop on THE BACHLORETTE, airing on ABC today, June 17, 2013! (more...)

VIDEO: Psy Performs on MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS; Full Winners List Announced!
by TV News Desk - Jun 17, 2013

Psy brought an explosive performance of his new single 'Gentleman' On last night's MUCHMUSIC Video Awards on Fuse. Check it out below! (more...)

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. Opens UNCLE BOB Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2013

Mary-Arrchie Theater Co. has announced that on its 27th Anniversary, tonight, June 13, 2013 at 8 p.m. it will open a production of Austin Pendleton's Uncle Bob. It will run Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m.and Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets will be $25. It will be mounted at Angel Island which is at 735 W. Sheridan in Chicago, Illinois. There is parking available at the Mobil Gas station across from the theater for a price to be determined by Mobil. (more...)

Scoop: MODERN FAMILY on ABC - Today, June 12, 2013
by TV Scoop - Jun 12, 2013

Get all the scoop on MODERN FAMILY, airing on ABC today, June 12, 2013! (more...)

Silk Road Rising Stages Midwest Premiere of Jonas Hassen Khemiri's INVASION!, Now thru 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2013

Silk Road Rising Artistic Director Jamil Khoury and Executive Director Malik Gillani are proud to announce the Midwest Premiere of Invasion!, written by Jonas Hassen Khemiri, translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles, directed by Anna C. Bahow. Invasion! runs today, July 30 - September 1, 2013, in Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington St, Chicago. (more...)

Mary-Arrchie Theatre to Reopen UNCLE BOB at Angel Island, 8/15-9/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2013

Mary-Arrchie Theater Co. has decided to re-open it's production of Austin Pendleton's Uncle Bob on August 15, 2013 at 8 p.m. It will run Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. until September 1. Tickets will be $25. There will be no performance on Sunday, August 25. It will be mounted at Angel Island which is at 735 W. Sheridan in Chicago, Illinois. There is parking available at the Mobil Gas station across from the theater for a price to be determined by Mobil. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peeks - CC Studios DEAD KEVIN,THIS IS NOT HAPPENING
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2013

This Week on CC:Studios, catch all-new episodes of 'This Is Not Happening' and 'Dead Kevin.' Below, check out sneak peeks of both series! (more...)

SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre to Present SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, 8/1-16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre is taking the concept of "June brides" and moving the romance to August as the classic musical "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" takes the stage August 1-16. (more...)

O.J. Simpson Diagnosed with Brain Cancer; Asks Obama for Release from Prison
by Movies News Desk - Jan 6, 2014

According to The Huffington Post, former football star and movie actor O.J. Simpson has been diagnosed with life-threatening brain cancer and has asked President Obama to allow him to leave prison for treatment. (more...)

Goldie Zwiebel, Michael Wikes and More Star in Empirical Rogue's SUICIDE!?, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2014

Empirical Rogue presents Nikolai Erdman's Suicide!?, in a new adaptation written and directed by Empirical Rogue Artistic Director Tim Eliot. Performances begin tonight, January 4 at the InterArt Theatre (500 West 52nd Street between 10th and 11th Avenues). (more...)

Tamar Caspi Releases HOW TO WOO A JEW
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

As Valentine's Day approaches, Jewish singles are becoming more concerned about their relationship status-are they going to have a date on Valentine's Day, or will they be spending the most romantic night of the year alone, dwelling on the fact that they're spending the most romantic night of the year alone? (more...)

'Kyle XY' Reunion Set for ABC Family's BABY DADDY
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

Are you ready for another Kyle XY reunion on ABC Family's BABY DADDY? Bruce Thomas and Jean-Luc Bilodeau will reunite on the hilarious March 5th episode in which Bonnie decides to break-up with Brad and turns to Danny for help. (more...)

Told By An Idiot to Bring NEVER TRY THIS AT HOME to Studio Theatre, 18-22 March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

Sheffield Theatres welcome critically acclaimed theatre company Told By An Idiot to the Studio Theatre next month with their hilarious new comedy Never Try This At Home. An irreverent homage to Saturday morning TV shows such as Tiswas and Going Live, this show promises to take audiences back to a long lost era of custard pies, buckets of water and presenters under pressure from Tuesday 18 March - Saturday 22 March. (more...)

Scoop: BABY DADDY on ABC FAMILY - Wednesday, March 5, 2014
by - Feb 13, 2014

Get all the scoop on BABY DADDY, airing on ABC FAMILY on Wednesday, March 5, 2014! (more...)

SST Productions Present World Premiere of ELVIS'S TOENAIL, 11/15-12/8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2013

The year is 1961. In Ireland, things are bleak. The Catholic Church rules the lives of ordinary people. There is no compassion for sins involving sex. Unmarried girls who 'fall' are driven to Desperate Measures. Everyone knows someone who 'got into trouble' and the consequences. In the sewing factory, the girls try to forget. They laugh, worship Elvis and dream of films, pop music, fashion and happy-ever-after. (more...)

Sidewalk Studio Theatre's ELVIS' TOENAIL Adds Additional Performances
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2013

ELVIS'S TOENAIL, by Fionnuala Kenny and directed by Joe Banno and Sal Romeo, has added performances on Thursday December 5th, Friday, Saturday December 13th & 14th. (more...)

ELVIS'S TOENAIL Enters Final Week of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

SST's production of ELVIS'S TOENAIL, by Fionnuala Kenny and directed by Joe Banno and Sal Romeo, will play its final performance this weekend. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE SAME DEEP WATER AS ME at the Donmar Warehouse
by Review Roundups - Aug 8, 2013

Nick Payne's new play, THE SAME DEEP WATER AS ME, premiered August 6 at the Donmar Warehouse. (more...)

Sally Ann Triplett to Lead Singapore Premiere of NEXT TO NORMAL, Sept 5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2013

The 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next to Normal, which features a Tony Award-winning score by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey and a Tony-nominated book by Yorkey, will get a Singapore premiere at Pangdemonium's Drama Centre Theatre, September 5, 2013. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Trailer for Singapore Premiere of NEXT TO NORMAL
by Stage Tube - Aug 8, 2013

The 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next to Normal, which features a Tony Award-winning score by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey and a Tony-nominated book by Yorkey, will get a Singapore premiere at Pangdemonium's Drama Centre Theatre, September 5, 2013. Check out the trailer below! (more...)

Saturday's 48 HOURS Episodes Take Top Two Spots for the Night
by TV News Desk - Aug 6, 2013

Saturday's back-to-back broadcasts of CBS News 48 HOURS encores were the night's #1 and #2 programs with viewers and households, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for August 3, 2013. (more...)

Silk Road Rising to Stage Midwest Premiere of Jonas Hassen Khemiri's INVASION!, 7/30-9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2013

Silk Road Rising Artistic Director Jamil Khoury and Executive Director Malik Gillani are proud to announce the Midwest Premiere of Invasion!, written by Jonas Hassen Khemiri, translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles, directed by Anna C. Bahow. Invasion! runs July 30 - September 1, 2013, in Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington St, Chicago. (more...)

48 HOURS to Air 'Double Feature' Tonight
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2013

A young college student goes face-to-face with a cross-country serial killer and a wealthy couple is assassinated in their home in a Saturday double feature of CBS News' 48 HOURS to be broadcast August 3, 2013 on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

Shakespeare's Sister Launches Indiegogo Campaign for All-Female ROMEO AND JULIET Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2013

Shakespeare's Sister Company launches their fifth season with an indiegogo campaign dedicated to their anniversary production of 'Romeo & Juliet'. William Shakespeare's epic tragedy will be set in the roaring 1920's of Chicago when gang rivalries arose over power struggles within the underworld culture. We will perform 'Romeo and Juliet' in a New York City theater, which was originally a prohibition era speakeasy where jazz great, John Coltrane, and legendary singer, Frank Sinatra had performed. (more...)

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Reopens UNCLE BOB at Angel Island, Now thru 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

Mary-Arrchie Theater Co. has decided to re-open it's production of Austin Pendleton's Uncle Bob tonight, August 15, 2013 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Michael McGrath, Farah Alvin, Noah Racey & More Set for Cape Playhouse's 2014 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Mark Cuddy, Producer of The Cape Playhouse, has announced the casting for his first slate of productions during the historic theater's 88th Season in Dennis, MA. Six shows - a mix of comedies, dramas & musicals - starring Broadway actors will be live on stage from June 9 - August 30, 2014. (more...)

Sony Movie Channel Celebrates The Legacy Of Effects Wizard Ray Harryhausen Every Wednesday In May, And Presents A Colossal Nine-Film Marathon On Saturday, May 3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

CULVER CITY, Calif., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/  Sony Movie Channel pays tribute to Ray Harryhausen—the special effects pioneer who passed away a year ago this month—with themed blocks every Wednesday in May, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. On May 7, explore 'The Early Work' with the SMC-exclusive documentary RAY HARRYHAUSEN: SPECIAL EFFECTS TITAN—a career-spanning retrospective as the man behind the monsters discusses his timeless films, combined with sit-down interviews with the filmmakers he inspired, such as Peter Jackson, Steven Spielberg, and Guillermo del Toro. The doc is followed by IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA and 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH. (more...)

Scoop: BOB'S BURGERS on FOX - Monday, May 19, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 21, 2014

Get all the scoop on BOB'S BURGERS, airing on FOX on Monday, May 19, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: BABY DADDY on ABC FAMILY - Tonight, April 2, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 2, 2014

Get all the scoop on BABY DADDY, airing on ABC FAMILY tonight, April 2, 2014! (more...)

Bailey Buntain & Stars of MELISSA & JOEY, BABY DADDY Set for Live Twitter Chat Tonight
by TV News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

“Melissa & Joey” stars Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence and Joey's brother, guest star Andrew Lawrence, along with “Baby Daddy” guest star Bailey Buntain, will be live tweeting during the East Coast feeds of their hit comedies (more...)

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