BOOK AND LYRICS BY PETER KELLOGG
MUSIC BY DAVID FRIEDMAN
DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY BILL CASTELLINO

NOW IN PERFORMANCES

DIRECT FROM ITS SOLD-OUT RUN AT THE YORK THEATRE

When the dangerously handsome Johnny Blood’s life is on the line, he must put his fate into the hands of a colorful cast of characters including a mysterious sheriff, an eccentric priest, an authoritarian governor, a saloon girl gone good, and a nun out of the habit. Before the sun sets, will they rise up and pull off the greatest caper yet, or will Johnny be left hanging?

This witty and wild new musical comedy takes the Bard’s Measure for Measure and shakes things up.

SADDLE UP AND SEE WHY AUDIENCES HAVE BRANDED
DESPERATE MEASURES A GRADE ‘A’ MUSICAL!

2018-09-30

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RUNNING TIME: 2 HOURS AND 20 MINUTES, INCLUDING INTERMISSION

May be inappropriate for children ages 12 and under
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

CAST & CREATIVE

Gary Marachek Father Morse
Lauren Molina Bella Rose
Sarah Parnicky Sister Mary Jo/Susanna
Conor Ryan Johnny Blood
Peter Saide Sheriff Green
Nick Wyman Governor von Richterhenkenpflichtgetruber
Anthony Festa u/s Sheriff Green/Johnny Blood
Celia Hottenstein u/s Bella/Susanna
Tom Souhrada u/s Father/Governor
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Gary Marachek Father Morse
Theatres: Walnut Street, Asolo, TUTS, Pittsburgh CLO, Goodspeed, Paper Mill Playhouse, Ford’s Theatre, Jane Street Theatre, Lion Theatre, Westchester Broadway, Actors’ Playhouse, Florida Studio Theatre, Theatre By The Sea, Riverside Theatre, Cape May Stage, Coconut Grove, Drury Lane, North Carolina State Theatre, The Palace, dozens more. Roles: Felix Ungar, King Arthur, John Adams, Sancho, Thenardier, Albin/Zaza, Dr. Watson, Scrooge, Mr. Applegate, Doolittle, dozens more. Gary is a published author and headliner/MC in Vegas shows. 300+ Equity productions, principal in 50+ commercials, principal in feature films and is a 12-time award winning actor. His wife, Laurie, is his biggest supporter and fan.
Lauren Molina Bella Rose
Broadway: Rock of Ages (Regina), Sweeney Todd (Johanna). Off-Broadway: Desperate Measures (Lortel nomination for outstanding lead actress), co-starred in Sondheim’s Marry Me A Little (Drama League nomination) and originated Megan in Nobody Loves You at Second Stage. Regional: Squeaky Fromme in Assassins, Eileen in Wonderful Town, Countess in A Little Night Music, Cunegunde in Candide (Helen Hayes Award), Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Janet in The Rocky Horror Picture Show. She’s half of the acclaimed comedy-pop duo The Skivvies. LaurenMolina.com, TheSkivviesNYC.com
Sarah Parnicky Sister Mary Jo/Susanna
Sarah is thrilled to be making her Off-Broadway debut in Desperate Measures! Regional: Show Boat (Houston Grand Opera), Cole Porter’s You Never Know (Broadway World Award & Andes Award for best leading actress; Meadow Brook Theatre), Mary Poppins (Starlight Theatre), Sweeney Todd, Camelot (Glimmerglass Festival), West Side Story (Riverside Theatre, Aspen Opera), I Love A Piano, Bye Bye Birdie. Jeanine Tesori’s The Lion, Unicorn & Me (Glimmerglass), Ted Rosenthal’s Dear Erich, Wilde Tales (Glimmerglass). Opera: Don Carlos (HGO), La Bohème (Teatro Unione), The Magic Flute (Aspen Opera). Sarah also portrayed Billie in the Nice Work… on tour TV shoot. Proud alum of University of Southern California. www.sarahparnicky.com @sarahparnicky
Conor Ryan Johnny Blood
Was last seen in “Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert” on NBC. Broadway: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella. Off-Broadway: Desperate Measures at the York Theatre, Keen Company's revival of John and Jen (with Kate Baldwin), 2nd Stage's Invisible Thread, and ‪the Public Theatre's The Fortress Of Solitude. Developmental: Charles Bingley in Austen’s Pride (5th Avenue Theatre), Chris McCandless in Into The Wild (Encore Musical Theatre). BFA University of Michigan, Walnut Hill School for the Arts. Thanks to all of his teachers, his family, friends, Ron and Mimi, and The Talent House. Everything is for Mom.
Peter Saide Sheriff Green
Is thrilled to be reunited with his Sheriff's hat! Favorites: Jersey Boys (Gaudio, Vegas), Cinderella (Prince, opposite Lea Salonga, international tour). NYC: Skin Tight (Tom, OYL), Death for Five Voices (Fabrizio, Prospect). Regional: Drood (Jasper, Riverside), Hair (Berger, Sacramento Music Circus), Death Takes A Holiday (Death/Sirki, Arvada Center), Beauty and the Beast (Gaston, all over), Sense and Sensibility (Willoughby, Chicago Shakes/Old Globe), Oklahoma! (Jud, Paramount Theater), Carmen (Don Jose, Tectonic), 1776 (Rutledge, Engeman), Into the Woods (Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf, Utah Shakes), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Graydon, Tuacahn). For Leela and Emily.
Nick Wyman Governor von Richterhenkenpflichtgetruber
Broadway: Catch Me If You CanPhantom of the OperaLes MiserablesMy Fair LadySly Fox, ten others.  Film: Die Hard With a VengeancePlanes, Trains and AutomobilesFunny Farm, others.  Television: "Veep," "Boardwalk Empire," “One Life to Live,” “The Good Wife,” others.   Regional:  Shakespeare to Durang at the Guthrie, Arena Stage, Goodman Theater, Asolo Rep, Hartford Stage, Long Wharf, others. Proud 40-year member and former President of Actors’ Equity Association.  www.nickwyman.com
Anthony Festa u/s Sheriff Green/Johnny Blood
Is thrilled to be continuing with Desperate Measures and returning to New World Stages where he was seen in the revival of Bare in 2012! Anthony just finished with the 1st National tour of Finding Neverland! Credits include: Wicked (National Tour), West Side Story (West End/UK Tour). NYC: Bare (New World Stages), Desperate Measures (York Theater), I am Harvey Milk (Avery Fisher Hall), How Deep is The Ocean (NYMF). Thanks to David, Terry! Love to Mila/Daniel @festafied
Celia Hottenstein u/s Bella/Susanna
Is thrilled to once again be part of Desperate Measures. National Tour: Christine Daae (Alternate) in The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary National Tour. Off-Broadway: Desperate Measures at The York Theatre Company. Regional credits: Goodspeed Opera House, SpeakEasy Stage Company. NYMF: Addison DeVoe in Generation Me. Television: “Random Acts of Flyness” (HBO), “Cracka” (Aletheia Films). Training: BFA in Musical Theater from The Boston Conservatory. Thanks to DGRW and my insanely supportive family, especially Mom, Dad and Booey. @celiahottenstein
Tom Souhrada u/s Father/Governor
Broadway & National Tours: Mary Poppins, Kinky Boots, Evita, My Fair Lady, The King & I  and The Boy Friend (Directed by Julie Andrews.) Off-Broadway: Liberty (Theatre 80), Clinton (NYMF), The Kid Who Would Be Pope (Ars Nova), Mardi Gras/ The Last Word (York Theatre), Broken Hands (NY Fringe Festival Award of Excellence), Women On The Verge of HRT, The Mystery of Irma Vep, Tony and Tina’s Wedding. Regional/Stock: Numerous theatres across the country. Training: NYU. IG: @tsouhrada
PRODUCED BY PAT ADDISS and MARY COSSETTE
WILLETTE KLAUSNER
CECILIA LIN
BOOK AND LYRICS BY PETER KELLOGG
MUSIC BY DAVID FRIEDMAN
SCENIC DESIGN JAMES MORGAN
COSTUME DESIGN NICOLE WEE
LIGHTING DESIGN PAUL MILLER
SOUND DESIGN JULIAN EVANS
WIGS, HAIR & MAKE-UP DESIGN TOMMY KURZMAN
CASTING CAROL HANZEL CASTING
MARKETING LEANNE SCHANZER PROMOTIONS, INC.
PRESS REPRESENTATIVE KEITH SHERMAN & ASSOCIATES
ADVERTISING & SOCIAL MEDIA THE PEKOE GROUP
GENERAL MANAGEMENT BRIAN LETCHWORTH FOR ARUBA PRODUCTIONS/KEN DENISON
PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER CJ LaROCHE
TECHNICAL SUPERVISOR THEATERSMITH ASSOCIATES, LLC
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER KEN DENISON
MUSICAL DIRECTION AND ORCHESTRATIONS BY DAVID HANCOCK TURNER
DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY BILL CASTELLINO

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