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New World Stages - Stage Four

Desperate Measures

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New World Stages - Stage Four

340 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10019

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May 30, 2018
Jun 13, 2018
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A madcap Western musical, inspired by Shakespeare.

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Inspired by Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, this madcap musical that tells the tale of Johnny Blood, a handsome young man whose life is in danger over a saloon brawl. Set in the early 1890's, Johnny must put his fate into the hands of a colorful cast of characters including a wily sheriff, an eccentric priest, a authoritarian governor, a saloon girl gone good and a nun out of the habit as they all struggle to decide Johnny's fate. Laws are broken and hearts are won as they try to find justice in a world that often doesn't seem just.

Cast & Creative


  • Bella Rose
    Lauren Molina
  • Johnny Blood
    Conor Ryan
  • Father Morse
    Gary Marachek
  • Sheriff Green
    Peter Saide
  • Governor von Richterhenkenpflichtgetruber
    Nick Wyman
  • Susanna/Sister Mary Jo
    Sarah Parnicky


  • Music
    David Friedman
  • Book and Lyrics
    Peter Kellogg
  • Director
    Bill Castellino
  • Set Designer
    Jim Morgan
  • Costume Designer
    Nicole Wee
  • Lighting Designer
    Paul Miller
  • Sound Designer
    Julian Evans
  • Musical Director
    David Hancock Turner