Fairchild will portray the Carnival Boy, with Tiler Peck dancing the role of Louise, the daughter of Julie Jordan and Billy Bigelow. The two share a romantically charged and dangerous encounter within the dance. As previously reported, Warren Carlyle ( Chaplin, Follies, A Christmas Story) will choreograph the concert staging.
" Robert Fairchild and Tiler Peck are the future of classical ballet, and it's a real coup that they will be dancing in this production," Carlyle said in a statement. "It will be a beautiful evening about the music with one special moment of dance."
Performances will run Feb. 27-March 2 under the direction of Tony Award winner John Rando ( Urinetown, A Christmas Story). Rob Fisher (Encores!, Anything Goes) will conduct the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
The staging will be broadcast on "Live from Lincoln Center" April 26 at 9 PM ET on PBS.
Carousel centers on a tempestuous love affair between gruff carnival barker Billy Bigelow, to be played by Nathan Gunn ( Camelot, Show Boat, Billy Budd), and the young millworker Julie Jordan, to be played by four-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara ( The Light in the Piazza, South Pacific, Nice Work If You Can Get It). Stephanie Blythe ( Carmen, The Ring Cycle) will play Nettie Fowler. The cast also features Tony Award winner Shuler Hensley ( Young Frankenstein, Oklahoma!) as Jigger Craigin, with Tony Award nominee Jessie Mueller ( Drood, Into the Woods, On a Clear Day) as Carrie Pipperidge, Jason Danieley ( Candide, Next to Normal, Curtains) as Enoch Snow, Kate Burton ( The Heiress, Spring Awakening) as Mrs. Mullin and John Cullum ( The Scottsboro Boys, Shenandoah) as the Starkeeper/Dr. Seldon.
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.