Desperate Measures: Musical Info & Synopsis


Desperate Measures is set in the Wild West, offering a new spin on Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure. It tells the story of Johnny Blood, a young cowboy who finds himself in jail after an incident of self-defense. Determined to save Johnny, a sheriff, nun, priest, and a saloon girl must come together to devise a plan and uphold justice.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Contemporary (2004)

Cast Size: 6+

Genre: Western

Setting: 1800s / USA

Creative Team

Music: David Friedman

Lyrics/Book: Peter Kellogg

Cast Albums

Original Cast (2018)➝


Licensing: Broadway Licensing➝


2000s, CountryObscure, Small Cast, WeddingsWestern

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