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 narcissistic 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. This witty and wild new musical comedy takes Shakespeare's Measure for Measure and shakes things up with a toe tappin’ score by award-winning composer David Friedman. Featuring fresh and feisty book and lyrics by two-time Tony nominee Peter Kellogg, DESPERATE MEASURES is fully loaded with laughs. Saddle up and see why audiences and critics alike have branded DESPERATE MEASURES a grade ‘A’ musical!
“A classic tale in a smart and amusing new way.”
– DC Metro
“A fun and frothy musical that will make you laugh and leave you humming.”
– Broadway World
Winner! Outer Critics Circle for Best Musical
Winner! Drama Desk Award for Best Music and Lyrics
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