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Desperate Measures - 2006 - New York

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.

Schedule

45th Street Theatre

(New York, NY)
354 W. 45th St.
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2020
Mario Lopez and Daphne Rubin-Vega lead a stalwart Broadway group of performers lending their voices to a non-partisan a?oeGet Out the Votea?? music video a?" hashtag: #enoughalreadyvote a?" which has been re-released in anticipation of the November 3rd election.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2021
The York Theatre Company in association with Riki Kane Larimer, will present the world premiere of Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood, a song and dance celebration featuring the music and lyrics of the legendary Irving Berlin, with book by Barry Kleinbort, music direction by David Hancock Turner, and directed by Randy Skinner.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - May 7, 2020
Feinstein's/54 Below continues their #54BelowAtHome series tonight with 54 Celebrates Mel Brooks!
by Stephi Wild - May 4, 2021
Two West Coast premieres, one Southern California premiere and one World premiere highlight an engaging, eclectic 2021-2022 seven-play series at North Coast Repertory Theatre, now celebrating its 40th season.
by Stephi Wild - May 27, 2020
This week's episode of Manoa Valley Theatre's new live streaming video series called MVT Live, features three dynamic and exciting talents.
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2021
Artistic Director Michael Unger today unveiled Skylight Music Theatre’s 2021-2022 season, which marks the theatre’s return to in-person performances after more than one year. It will be Unger’s first official season since joining Skylight in 2019, due to cancelled shows during the pandemic. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 22, 2020
The Vermont Jazz Center will present an online event on Saturday, May 23rdand Sunday, May 24th with drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science. The activities will be livestreamed from the VJC's website at www.vtjazz.org beginning at 8:00 pm on Saturday and continuing Sunday, May 24th, from 2:00 - 5:00 PM.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 21, 2021
Bringing You Broadway is a new non-profit organization where Broadway artists create unique performances for children with developmental disabilities. Join Bringing You Broadway for a very special benefit concert on May 26th at 7pm. 
by Stephi Wild - May 14, 2020
Manoa Valley Theatre returns for its 52nd season with a stellar lineup of shows that includes a slew of Hawaii premieres, including comedy, musical comedy, drama and a local-kine Hawaii favorite.
by TV Scoop - Mar 9, 2021
Find out what's happening on Coming Up on a New Episode of A MILLION LITTLE THINGS and if it's a new episode, airing on ABC on Thursday, March 11, 2021!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 4, 2020
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the return of Practical Playwriting: How to Write for Commercial Production 2020 on Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 10am to 5:30 pm at Clinton Cameo Studios, 307 W. 43rd Street, Studio A. Tickets are $125 for members and $150 for non-members. Early- Bird tickets are $25 off thru 3/4. Tickets can be purchased online at https://truonline.org/events/practical-playwriting-2020/.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 30, 2020
Feinstein's/54 Below has added shows to #54BelowatHome, a series of streamed performances to provide theater fans everywhere with artistic content from their favorite artists.
by Rich Mehrenberg - Mar 3, 2021
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill is a high quality show with superb production values. It will especially appeal to jazz fans and those intrigued by flawed but gifted celebrities.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Mar 29, 2021
Damon J. Gillespie took over our Instagram on March 28, in anticipation of Bringing You Broadway's upcoming benefit concert for World Autism Day!
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Mar 28, 2021
Damon J. Gillespie is taking over our Instagram today, March 28, in anticipation of Bringing You Broadway's upcoming benefit concert for World Autism Day!
by Martin Ganeider - Mar 17, 2020
'These are desperate times, Mrs. Lovett', to quote the Demon Barber, Mr. Todd. Indeed, Covid2019 stopped the world and changed our lives in so many ways. Our beloved theatres went dark but as there are no shows we could enjoy in the theatre, we can listen to all the wonderful cast recordings and watch all the Musical related movies we always wanted but never got the time to do.
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 16, 2021
Here they go again! The cast has just been announced for the one-night only, bi-coastal livestream jamfest Rock of Ages: All-Star Reunion Concert on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 8:00PM ET, available exclusively on Stellar.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 16, 2020
Good Theater has postponed its production of Desperate Measures.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 9, 2020
This week's episode of Manoa Valley Theatre's new live streaming video series called MVT Live, features two dynamic and creative entertainers.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2020
This week's episode of Manoa Valley Theatre's new live streaming video series called MVT Live, features two wildly talented internationally recognized entertainers.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 26, 2020
The York Theatre Company has announced the schedule of upcoming online activities of live chats and panel discussions with past production and creative team members, and a special York Members Night via The York's Facebook page.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 26, 2020
Good Theater will not reopen until sometime in 2021.  Concerns for public safety, as well as the safety and well-being of our cast, crew and staff, is what brought us to this decision.  We are eager to reopen, and we are committed to opening with Desperate Measures, the musical which was in rehearsal at the time of closures due to COVID-19.   
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 24, 2020
Today (June 24) in live streaming: Darren Criss visits Backstage Live, Matt Doyle & Jelani Alladin bring back R&H Goes Live! and so much more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2021
The York Theatre Company has announced the continuation of its 50th Anniversary Season at its new temporary home at The Theatre at St. Jean’s. Following a devastating flood due to a water main break in January 2021 at its home at Saint Peter’s Church, the company will temporarily relocate to The Theatre at St. Jean’s.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 15, 2021
Stage Rights, the licensing company that represents The Marvelous Wonderettes, has just acquired the licensing and theatrical performance rights to the trio of hit country jukebox musicals (Honky Tonk Angels, Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular, Honky Tonk Angels and the Mystery of Bubba's Revenge) from Ted Swindley, the creator of Always…Patsy Cline.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jul 9, 2021
An introduction to their upcoming album, which was written and recorded via video calls throughout the COVID-19 lockdown, 'Paralyzed' is the perfect taste of straight-forward, soaring rock.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 9, 2020
Manoa Valley Theatre announces new dates for its 52nd season with a stellar lineup of shows that includes a slew of Hawaii premieres, including comedy, musical comedy, drama and a local-kine Hawaii favorite.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 8, 2020
The York Theatre will stream A TASTE OF YORK today, July 8, at 4pm EST.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 15, 2020
On the latest episode of The Cool Kids Table podcast, Maggie Stiggers & Spiro Marcos, the co-hosts and co-founders of NikoFrank Productions, chat with Tony Award Winner Victoria Clark. The podcast, affiliated with Radio Free Brooklyn, highlights a guest each episode from the entertainment business who has a reputation for kindness and humility.
by TV Scoop - Jul 10, 2020
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of MAGNUM P.I., airing on CBS on Friday, July 24, 2020!
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 6, 2021
Saint Peter’s Church, home of the York Theatre Company, has suffered extensive flooding damage after a midtown water main break yesterday, January 5.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 28, 2021
The 32nd annual GLAAD Award nominations have been released! The nominees include Broadway film adaptations like 'The Prom,' 'The Boys in the Band,' and 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.' 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 18, 2021
Jawan M. Jackson (Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations) has joined the cast of this coming Saturday's virtual reading of David Lindsay-Abaire's RABBIT HOLE in the role of Howie. Jackson joins a cast that includes the previously announced Celia Keenan-Bolger (To Kill a Mockingbird) as Becca, Mary Testa (Oklahoma!) as Nat and more.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 15, 2021
The Reading Series, a new virtual benefit series, has announced the next production in their lineup with David Lindsay-Abaire's Rabbit Hole.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 25, 2021
Bringing You Broadway, is a new non-profit organization where Broadway artists create unique performances for children with developmental disabilities. Join Bringing You Broadway for a very special benefit concert being live streamed for 4 days only, beginning April 2nd at 8pm.
by TV Scoop - Feb 22, 2021
Find out what's happening on Coming Up on a New Episode of A MILLION LITTLE THINGS and if it's a new episode, airing on ABC on Thursday, March 11, 2021!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 10, 2021
TRUSpeak is a curated selection of short plays and musicals by TRU writers, produced by TRU producers and directed by TRU directors, all touching upon current social issues.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 28, 2021
This gripping period drama which launched the theatre company's award-winning run in 2012 recounts the true story of two actors who hired themselves out to the Long Beach Police Department in 1914 to entrap 'social vagrants.” 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 25, 2021
Good Theater will return to the St. Lawrence stage with a season of new works, recent Broadway hits, and the long-awaited Maine premiere of the critically acclaimed off-Broadway musical DESPERATE MEASURES, a production which has been on-hold since 2020, when its run was postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 20, 2021
Favorite songs from hits such as Hamilton, Wicked, Dear Evan Hanson, Waitress and more will be featured in this exciting evening of music, directed by Broadway's Herman Sebek.
by - Aug 18, 2021
North Coast Rep Announces their 2021/2022 Season kicking things off with Dancing Lessons.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 6, 2021
Additional casting has just been announced for the one-night only, bi-coastal livestream jamfest Rock of Ages: All-Star Reunion Concert. The “supergroup” of a lineup for the concert event will now also feature the following alumni of the hit musical: Grammy Award-winning “Tenacious D” musician Kyle Gass; Emmy Award-winning comedian and television host Chris Hardwick; Drama Desk-nominated Broadway star Kate Rockwell; Helen Hayes Award winner Mitchell Jarvis; Theatre World Award-winning Broadway favorite Wesley Taylor and stage & recording artist Becca Kötte.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 27, 2020
Michael Musto will announce this year's nominees for the 10th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards. Nominations will be announced on Tuesday, April 28, 202 at 10 AM via Facebook Live (https://www.facebook.com/offbroadwayalliance)
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 23, 2021
Additional details have been announced for the one-night only, bi-coastal livestream jamfest Rock of Ages: All-Star Reunion Concert tomorrow night, Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 8:00PM ET. All ticket purchasers will have the option of watching the concert live and/or on demand for an additional 24 hours through Monday, April 26.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 2, 2021
Today (April 2) in live streaming: it's Game Night on Stars in the House, Lauren Patten in concert, Bringing You Broadway, and more!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 16, 2020
Check out the cast and band of Off-Broadway's Rock of Ages performing a virtual rendition of the Whitesnake hair metal classic, 'Here I Go Again.'
by Stephi Wild - Apr 15, 2020
This week's episode of Manoa Valley Theatre's new live streaming video series called MVT Live, features two exciting talents this Friday at 4:00 p.m