Desperate Measures, the musical comedy by David Friedman and Peter Kellogg kicks off its return Off-Broadway engagement at New World Stages May 30.
Reprising their performances from the earlier run at The York Theatre Company are Lauren Molina (Rock of Ages) as Bella Rose, Conor Ryan (Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert) as Johnny Blood, Gary Marachek (Eleanor) as Father Morse, Peter Saide (Skin Tight) as Sheriff Green, and Nick Wyman (Les Misérables) as Governor von Richterhenkenpflichtgetruber.
New to the company is Sarah Parnicky (Show Boat at Houston Grand Opera) as Susanna/Sister Mary Jo. Also in the cast: Anthony Festa (Bare at New World Stages), Celia Hottenstein (The Phantom of the Opera 25th anniversary national tour), and Tom Souhrada (Kinky Boots).
The production, directed by Bill Castellino, will officially open June 13.
Flip through photos of the press day below:
A Sneak Peek at Desperate Measures Off-Broadway
In the new musical, inspired by Shakespeare's Measure for Measure and set in the early 1890s, Johnny must put his fate into the hands of a colorful cast of characters, including a wily sheriff, an eccentric priest, an authoritarian governor, a saloon girl gone good, and a nun out of the habit, as they all struggle to decide Johnny's fate.