Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company's DESPERATE MEASURES Takes Opening Night Bows

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's DESPERATE MEASURES Takes Opening Night Bows
Desperate Measures at The York Theatre

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company's DESPERATE MEASURES Takes Opening Night Bows
James Morgan (Producing Artistic Director)

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company's DESPERATE MEASURES Takes Opening Night Bows
Desperate Measures

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company's DESPERATE MEASURES Takes Opening Night Bows
Peter Saide, Nick Wyman and Conor Ryan

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company's DESPERATE MEASURES Takes Opening Night Bows
Conor Ryan and Lauren Molina

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company's DESPERATE MEASURES Takes Opening Night Bows
Peter Saide and Emma Degerstedt

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company's DESPERATE MEASURES Takes Opening Night Bows
Nick Wyman, Emma Degerstedt, Lauren Molina, Peter Saide and Gary Marachek

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company's DESPERATE MEASURES Takes Opening Night Bows
Gary Marachek

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company's DESPERATE MEASURES Takes Opening Night Bows
Nick Wyman

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company's DESPERATE MEASURES Takes Opening Night Bows
Lauren Molina and Conor Ryan

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company's DESPERATE MEASURES Takes Opening Night Bows
Lauren Molina and Conor Ryan

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company's DESPERATE MEASURES Takes Opening Night Bows
Emma Degerstedt, Peter Saide Conor Ryan, Lauren Molina and Gary Marachek

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company's DESPERATE MEASURES Takes Opening Night Bows
Emma Degerstedt and Peter Saide

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company's DESPERATE MEASURES Takes Opening Night Bows
Emma Degerstedt, Peter Saide, Conor Ryan, Lauren Molina and Gary Marachek

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

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

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company's DESPERATE MEASURES Takes Opening Night Bows
Nick Wyman, Emma Degerstedt, Peter Saide and Conor Ryan

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

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

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company's DESPERATE MEASURES Takes Opening Night Bows
Peter Saide, Conor Ryan, Lauren Molina and Gary Marachek

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company's DESPERATE MEASURES Takes Opening Night Bows
David Friedman (Music) joins the cast-Nick Wyman, Emma Degerstedt, Peter Saide, Conor Ryan, Lauren Molina and Gary Marachek

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company's DESPERATE MEASURES Takes Opening Night Bows
Bill Castellino (Director and Choreographer), Peter Kellogg (Book/Lyrics) and David Friedman join the cast Nick Wyman, Emma Degerstedt, Peter Saide, Conor Ryan, Lauren Molina and Gary Marachek

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company's DESPERATE MEASURES Takes Opening Night Bows
David Friedman, Peter Saide, Emma Degerstedt, Peter Kellogg and Conor Ryan

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company's DESPERATE MEASURES Takes Opening Night Bows
David Friedman, Peter Saide, Emma Degerstedt, Peter Kellogg and Conor Ryan

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company's DESPERATE MEASURES Takes Opening Night Bows
Nick Wyman, Bill Castellino, David Friedman, Peter Saide, Emma Degerstedt, Peter Kellogg, Conor Ryan, Lauren Molina and Gary Marachek

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company's DESPERATE MEASURES Takes Opening Night Bows
Nick Wyman, Bill Castellino, David Friedman, Peter Saide, Emma Degerstedt, Peter Kellogg, Conor Ryan, Lauren Molina and Gary Marachek

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company's DESPERATE MEASURES Takes Opening Night Bows
David Friedman, Peter Saide and Emma Degerstedt

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