By Adam Hetrick
27 Feb 2013
|Photo by Monica Simoes|
Tony Award winner John Rando (Urinetown, A Christmas Story) directs the Feb. 27-March 2 engagement that features Rob Fisher (Encores!, Anything Goes) conducting the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Warren Carlyle (Chaplin, Follies) choreographs the concert staging.
The staging will also be broadcast on "Live from Lincoln Center" April 26 at 9 PM ET on PBS.
The musical centers on a tempestuous love affair between gruff carnival barker Billy Bigelow, played by Gunn (Camelot, Show Boat, Billy Budd), and young millworker Julie Jordan, played by four-time Tony Award nominee O'Hara (The Light in the Piazza, South Pacific, Nice Work If You Can Get It).
New York City Ballet principal dancers Robert Fairchild and Tiler Peck perform the "If I Loved You" pas de deux ballet, as the Carnival Boy and Louise, respectively.
The script for the concert has been adapted by Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (Aladdin, The Wedding Singer, Elf). Scenic designs are by Allen Moyer, with lighting design by Ken Billington, costume design by David Woolard and sound design by Peter Fitzgerald.
Carousel has music by Richard Rodgers with a book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. It is based on the play Liliom by Ferenc Molnar. The classic features such songs as "If I Loved You," "June Is Bustin' Out All Over," "What's the Use of Wondrin'?," "You'll Never Walk Alone," "Mr. Snow" and "Soliloquy."
For tickets, priced $65, visit nyphil.org or phone (212) 875-5656.