Photo Flash: Meet the Knee-Slappin' Cast of DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre Company

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.

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Photo Flash: Meet the Knee-Slappin' Cast of DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre Company
The Cast: Conor Ryan, Lauren Molina, Nick Wyman, Emma Degerstedt, Peter Saide and Gary Marachek

Photo Flash: Meet the Knee-Slappin' Cast of DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre Company
Emma Degerstedt

Photo Flash: Meet the Knee-Slappin' Cast of DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre Company
Gary Maracheck

Photo Flash: Meet the Knee-Slappin' Cast of DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre Company
Lauren Molina

Photo Flash: Meet the Knee-Slappin' Cast of DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre Company
Conor Ryan

Photo Flash: Meet the Knee-Slappin' Cast of DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre Company
Peter Saide

Photo Flash: Meet the Knee-Slappin' Cast of DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre Company
Nick Wyman

Photo Flash: Meet the Knee-Slappin' Cast of DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre Company
The Cast and Creative Team: Peter Kellogg (book/lyrics), Bill Castellino (director/choreography), Conor Ryan, Lauren Molina, Nick Wyman, Emma Degerstedt, Peter Saide, Gary Marachek, and David Friedman (music)

Photo Flash: Meet the Knee-Slappin' Cast of DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre Company
Peter Kellogg (book/lyrics), Bill Castellino (director/choreography) and David Friedman (music)

Photo Flash: Meet the Knee-Slappin' Cast of DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre Company
David Hancock Turner (music director)

Photo Flash: Meet the Knee-Slappin' Cast of DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre Company
The Full Company: James Morgan (York Producing Artistic Director), Peter Kellogg (book/lyrics), Bill Castellino (director/choreography), Conor Ryan, Lauren Molina, Nick Wyman, Emma Degerstedt, Peter Saide, Gary Marachek, David Friedman (music), and Evans Haile (York Interim Executive Director)

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