Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of York Theatre Company's DESPERATE MEASURES!
Below, meet the cast and creative team of the knee-slappin' new musical Desperate Measures, with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina) and music by David Friedman (Scandalous) presented by The York Theatre Company, in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo!
Directed and choreographed by Bill Castellino (Marry Harry, Cagney) and with music direction by David Hancock Turner (The World Will Not Contain Us), the six-member cast features Emma Degerstedt (The Little Mermaid) as Susanna/Sister Mary Jo, Gary Marachek (Camelot) as Father Morse, Lauren Molina (Rock of Ages) as Bella Rose,Conor Ryan (john and jen) as Johnny Blood, Peter Saide (Skin Tight) as Sheriff Green, and Nick Wyman (Les Misérables) as Governor von Richterhenkenpflichtgetruber.
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.
The limited engagement of Desperate Measures begins Tuesday, September 19, 2017 continuing through Sunday, October 15, 2017 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is Sunday evening, October 1, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Desperate Measures at The York Theatre
Michael Unger (Associate Artistic Diretor & Director of Education)
Bill Castellino (Director/Choreographer)
David Hancock Turner (Music Director)
The Cast of Desperate Measures-Nick Wyman Emma Degerstedt, Peter Saide, Gary Marachek, Conor Ryan and Lauren Molina are joined by Peter Kellogg (Books/Lyrics), Bill Castellino, David Friedman (Music) and David Hancock Turner