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Track Listing:

1
The Ballad of Johnny Blood
 
2
The Ballad of Johnny Blood (Reprise)
 
3
That's Just How It Is
 
4
Some Day They Will Thank Me
 
5
Look in Your Heart
 
6
Look in Your Heart (Reprise)
 
7
It's Good to Be Alive
 
8
It Doesn't Hurt to Try
 
9
It's Getting Hot in Here
 
10
It's Getting Hot in Here Playoff/The Ballad of Johnny Blood(Reprise 2)
 
11
The Way that You Feel
 
12
Stop There
 
13
In the Dark
 
14
What a Night!
 
15
About Last Night
 
16
Stop There (Reprise)
 
17
Just for You
 
18
Just for Your (Reprise)
 
19
What is This Feeling?
 
20
What a Day!
 
21
Life Takes You by Surprise
 
22
It's Good to Be Alive (Reprise)
 
23
It's a Beautiful Day
 
24
Finale
 
25
Bows / Exit Music
 

Cast Albums :

Desperate Measures


The Original Cast Recording from the hit musical comedy Desperate Measures is now available digitallyfrom Masterworks Broadway, with the CD set for release August 10.  With music by David Friedman (Listen to My Heart) and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina), the album is produced by 7 time Grammy and Tony NomineeRobert Sher (Patti LuPone's Gypsy, Daniel Radcliffe's How To Succeed…) with liner notes by Peter Filichia.  The album is Executive Produced by Mary Cossette (The Will Rogers Follies; Woody Sez; Carol Welsman'sWhat'Cha Got Cookin'?) and Willette Klausner (The Band's Visit; Smokey Joe's Café; Latin History For Morons). Described by the Huffington Post as "a good old-fashioned musical comedy… a happy surprise of a show filled with enjoyable songs," Desperate Measures is currently playing at New World Stages in New York City and tickets are on sale at: www.DesperateMeasuresMusical.com

Inspired by Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, the musical is a joyful, madcap comedy that also manages to ponder the nature of justice.  The hilarious new musical 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, an 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.

In its three-time extended sold out run at the York Theater,Desperate Measures has received two Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Music and Outstanding Lyrics, oneOuter Critics Circle Award for Best New Off Broadway Musical and oneOff Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical.  It's also been highly lauded in the press world, with The New York Times calling it, "Wonderful…a delight…such a hoot," and Huffington Post suggesting, "See it before tickets become scarce!"  Peter Filichia of Broadway Select applauded, "The funniest, most-tuneful, non-stop, slam-bang BEST MUSICAL of the season!"