(L-R) Nick Wyman, Conor Ryan, Lauren Molina, Sarah Parnicky, Peter Saide, Gary Marachek


The 15 Award nominated Desperate Measures, and winner of Outer Critics Circle & OBA Best New Musical, has now moved from the York Theatre to its new home at New World Stages as it opens in previews, with an official opening date of June 13. Helming the cast that includes Lauren Molina, Conor Ryan, Nick Wyman, Sarah Parnicky, Peter Saide and Gary Marachek, are lead producers Pat Addiss and Mary Cossette.

At the meet and greet, cast and creatives spoke with Theater Pizzazz’ Michael Stever with insights into what’s going on!

The witty, wacky and wild new musical takes the Bard’s Measure for Measure and shakes it all up.With music by David Friedman, book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg, directed and choreographed by Bill Castellino, this is a fresh, feisty toe-tapping’ production from start to finish.



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, a sleazy governor, a saloon girl gone good, and a nun out of the habit. Together, they face uncharted territory as laws are broken and hearts are won. Before the sun sets, will they be able to rise up and pull off the greatest act yet, or will Johnny be left hanging?


Filmed and edited by Michael Stever

Photos Michael Stever