Desperate Measures - 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 BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the 2019 TRU Love Benefit: Follow Your Art, Fulfill Your Dreams, on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 12noon at Caroline's on Broadway, 1626 Broadway (between 49th & 50th Streets). Tickets start at $85 (show only, and two drinks). For additional information and ticket tier pricing, please visit https://truonline.org/events/2019-tru-love-benefit/.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, in association with Executive Producer Jonathan Demar (Hadestown), will present a staged reading of the new musical _Come Find Me: A Christmas Musical_, with book and lyrics by Holly Reed and music by Holly Reed and Kelvin Reed. TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY: Monday, October 28, 2019 at 11:00AM and 2:30PM at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
National Alliance for Musical Theatre announces final casting for the 31st Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 24 and Friday, October 25, 2019 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) will present Victory Train, as a new musical with book, music and lyrics by David Buskin and Jake Holmes, for three (3) performances only: Thursday, November 14 at 4pm and Friday, November 15 at 12pm and 4pm_ at A.R.T. /New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street a?' 10th Avenue & 53rd Street) as part of its a?oeDare to Be Differenta?? series.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present 54 Celebrates Mel Brooks on January 13th, 2019, at 7:00 and 9:30pm.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 14, 2019
Celebrating Broadway's legendary Cole Porter! The York Theatre Company launches their 50th Anniversary Season with its acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series celebrating the legendary Broadway composer Cole Porter. The series honors the illustrious songwriter behind such classics as Anything Goes, Kiss Me, Kate, Gay Divorce, Silk Stockings, Red, Hot and Blue, and Can-Can, to name a few.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2019
Celebrating Broadway's legendary Cole Porter! The York Theatre Company launches their 50th Anniversary Season with its acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series celebrating the legendary Broadway composer Cole Porter. The series honors the illustrious songwriter behind such classics as Anything Goes, Kiss Me, Kate, Gay Divorce, Silk Stockings, Red, Hot and Blue, and Can-Can, to name a few.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2019
Good Theater has announced the line up of this year's Broadway at Good Theater. The annual musical event runs December 4th through December 8th at Good Theater's home, the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress Street, Portland. For tickets and information, please call the Box Office at (207) 835-0895 or visit www.goodtheater.com.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Audiences will get to 'Keep On Lovin' Broadway's Best Party - the 10th Anniversary Production of Rock of Ages as it transitions into an open-ended engagement at New World Stages (340 W 50th St). Tickets are now on sale through September 13, 2020 at Telecharge.com.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) will present Victory Train, as a new musical with book, music and lyrics by David Buskin and Jake Holmes, for three (3) performances only: Tomorrow, Thursday, November 14 at 4pm and Friday, November 15 at 12pm and 4pm_ at A.R.T. /New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street - 10th Avenue & 53rd Street) as part of its 'Dare to Be Different' series.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2020
Feinstein's/54 Below continues their #54BelowAtHome series tonight with 54 Celebrates Mel Brooks!
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present The Music of Ben Caplan: Heart Of The Moment on April 19th, 2020, at 9:30pm.
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 BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2020
Good Theater has postponed its production of Desperate Measures.
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
New Writers At 54! is an ongoing series at Feinstein's/54 Below showcasing exciting work by today's hottest emerging voices. This season's concerts are curated by Assistant Programming Director Alexa Spiegel. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/series/New-Writers-at-54 or call (646) 476-3551.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
The Hidden Cabaret, the new cabaret series at the Secret Room at 707 8th Avenue, will unveil its latest production on February 10th at 7PM.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, as part of its 50th Anniversary season, presented a special York Legacy Concert of the 1969 Broadway musical Celebration, written by the revered songwriting team of Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones for two performances only on January 27th at The York Theatre at Saint Peter's.  
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
Union County's Mystic Vision Players will be presenting two programs of an eclectic variety of one act plays in their 6th season of the KICKING AND SWEARING FESTIVAL a?" coming to the handsomely appointed Hamilton Stage at Union County Performing Arts Center a?" 360 Hamilton Ave., Rahway, NJ.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Southeastern Theatre Conference in partnership with Stage Rights, the licensing company that represents The Marvelous Wonderettes, announces A Singular They by Aliza Goldstein as the winning play of the 2020 Ready to Publish playwriting competition.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
On Monday, January 13th, Feinstein's/54 Below presented a one-night only, sold out concert evening to honor the hilarious, iconic Mensch of comedy, Mel Brooks.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
Join us for the 6th Annual Kicking & Swearing One-Act Festival from Thursday, January 30 to Saturday, February 1 at the Hamilton Stage! The festival will feature insightful writings that include original comedy, tragedy, satire, and sci-fi short plays.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 1, 2020
Each month, Theater of the Apes plucks a long forgotten volume from the shelves of the New York Society Library to resurrect as NECROMANCERS OF THE PUBLIC DOMAIN, a 1-Night-Only NYC variety show.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
Producer Michael Cohl/S2BN Entertainment, in association with Barry Habib, Scott Prisand/Seth Fass, Tony Smith, and Randi Zuckerberg/Mara Burros-Sandler have announced that three-time Emmy Award nominee Dot-Marie Jones ('Glee') will make her New York stage debut as Bourbon Room owner Dennis Dupree in the 10th Anniversary Production of Rock of Ages at New World Stages (340 W 50th St) for eight weeks only, from February 24 through April 19, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020
Casting for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg's legendary musical MISS SAIGONa?"a smash hit in London, Broadway and across the UKa?"has been announced for its highly anticipated engagement in West Palm Beach at The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts from March 3 a?" 8. To purchase tickets, visit kravis.org, call 561.832.7469 or visit the Box Office. Ticket prices start at $48.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020
Peter Saide, Australian actor who recently appeared on stage in LAST DAYS OF SUMMER at George Street Playhouse,  Desperate Measures Off-Broadway and more has died at the age of 36.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Artistic Director Michael Unger today unveiled Skylight Music Theatre's 2020-21 season, which marks his inaugural season as artistic director. Skylight is Milwaukee's professional Equity music theatre company and located in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Artistic Director Michael Unger today unveiled Skylight Music Theatre's 2020-21 season, which marks his inaugural season as artistic director. Skylight is Milwaukee's professional Equity music theatre company and located in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
The York Theatre Company will present the Off-Broadway 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 (13 Things About Ed Carpolotti) and music direction by David Hancock Turner (York's Desperate Measures), directed and choreographed by four-time Tony Award nominee Randy Skinner (42nd Street, Dames at Sea, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, and Ain't Broadway Grand). Performances begin Friday, April 17, 2020 for a limited engagement through Sunday afternoon, May 17, 2020 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is set for Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 6:45 p.m. Cast and creative team will be announced shortly.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) welcomes Broadway sensation, composer Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlett Pimpernel, The Civil War), who joins Jekyll and Hyde revival star and American Idol finalist Constantine Maroulis and the star-studded cast of the 2019 TRU Love Benefit: Follow Your Art, Fulfill Your Dreams, honoring York Theatre Producing Artistic Director James Morgan and multi-talented stage, screen and concert performer and producer Haley Swindal.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present 54 Celebrates Mel Brooks on January 13th, 2019, at 7:00 and 9:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2019
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the December Panel, The Good Shepherds: How Producers Guide the Development of New Work, on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 7:30pm at Polaris North Theater, 245 W. 29th Street. E-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com or register online at https://truonline.org/events/the-good-shepherds/.
by TV Scoop - Dec 11, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on the HAWAII FIVE-0 & MAGNUM P.I. Crossover, airing on CBS on Friday, January 3, 2020!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced complete casting for the world premiere of Bliss, an empowering original musical fantasy that flips the traditional princess narrative upside down.
by BWW News Desk - 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 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 BWW News Desk - 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