Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DESPERATE MEASURES

The York Theatre Company production of Desperate Measures, the knee-slappin' new musical with a nod to Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina) and music by David Friedman (Scandalous), presented in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, is now in performance 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).

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. It's funny, it's sexy, it's country, and it's a New York premiere with music by award-winning composer David Friedman and book and lyrics by two-time Tony nominee Peter Kellogg.

Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DESPERATE MEASURES
Jim Kierstead and Jamie deRoy

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DESPERATE MEASURES
Cecilia Lin (Producer) and Tony Stimac

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DESPERATE MEASURES
Kate Baldwin

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DESPERATE MEASURES
Julie Budd

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DESPERATE MEASURES
Nick Wyman

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DESPERATE MEASURES
Beth Wyman, Nick Wyman and Madelyn Wyman

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DESPERATE MEASURES
Carol Hanzel (Casting Director) and Peter Saide

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DESPERATE MEASURES
Peter Saide

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DESPERATE MEASURES
Peter Saide

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DESPERATE MEASURES
David Friedman (Music)

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DESPERATE MEASURES
David Friedman, Tovah Feldshuh and Peter Kellogg (Books/Lyrics)

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DESPERATE MEASURES
David Hancock Turner (Musical Director) with the band-Justin Rothberg (Guitar/Banjo), Joseph Wallace (Double Bass) and Douglas Waterbury-Tieman (Fiddle/Mandolin)

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DESPERATE MEASURES
Emma Degerstedt

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DESPERATE MEASURES
Emma Degerstedt

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DESPERATE MEASURES
David Hancock Turner and David Friedman

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DESPERATE MEASURES
David Hancock Turner, David Friedman and Bill Castellino (Director/Choreographer)

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DESPERATE MEASURES
Gary Marachek

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DESPERATE MEASURES
Gary Marachek

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DESPERATE MEASURES
Lauren Molina

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DESPERATE MEASURES
Lauren Molina

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DESPERATE MEASURES
Lauren Molina

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DESPERATE MEASURES
Lauren Molina and Conor Ryan

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DESPERATE MEASURES
Conor Ryan

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DESPERATE MEASURES
Conor Ryan

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DESPERATE MEASURES
Joan Ross Sorkin (Board President) and W. David McCoy (Board Chairman)

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DESPERATE MEASURES
Joan Ross Sorkin, Nick Wyman and W. David McCoy

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DESPERATE MEASURES
Gary Marachek, Lauren Molina, Conor Ryan, Nick Wyman, Emma Degerstedt and Peter Saide

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DESPERATE MEASURES
Bill Castellino, Conor Ryan, Gary Marachek, Lauren Molina, Nick Wyman, Emma Degerstedt, Peter Saide, David Hancock Turner, Peter Kellogg and David Friedman

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DESPERATE MEASURES
Joseph Hayward (Associate Director), James Morgan (Producing Artistic Director), Evans Haile (Executive Director), Bill Castellino, Conor Ryan, Riki Kane Larimer (Board of Directors), Gary Marachek, Nick Wyman, Lauren Molina, Peter Saide, Emma Degerstedt, David Hancock Turner, Peter Kellogg, David Friedman, Joan Ross Sorkin and W. David McCoy

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DESPERATE MEASURES
Bill Castellino and Stephen Abbey

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DESPERATE MEASURES
David Friedman jumps in with Nick Cearley and Lauren Molina

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DESPERATE MEASURES
Nick Cearley and Lauren Molina

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DESPERATE MEASURES
Nick Cearley and Lauren Molina

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DESPERATE MEASURES
Rob Morrison and Lauren Molina

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DESPERATE MEASURES
Shawn Moninger and David Friedman

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DESPERATE MEASURES
David Friedman and Julie Budd

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DESPERATE MEASURES
Emma Degerstedt and John Arthur Greene

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