NY Philharmonic's Carousel To Star Kelli O'Hara, Nathan Gunn, Alexander Gemignani and Stephanie Blythe

Four-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara and Nathan Gunn will ride Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel, which will receive a concert staging in February 2013 with the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall.

Kelli O'Hara
Kelli O'Hara (Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN)

Tony Award-winning director John Rando ( Urinetown, A Christmas Story) will stage the lushly scored classic about a tempestuous love affair between gruff carnival barker Billy Bigelow, to be played by Gunn ( Camelot, Show Boat, Billy Budd), and the young millworker Julie Jordan, to be played by O'Hara ( The Light in the Piazza, South Pacific, Nice Work If You Can Get It).

Performances will run Feb. 27-March 2, 2013. Rob Fisher (Encores!, Anything Goes) will conduct the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.

The cast will also include Stephanie Blythe ( Carmen, The Ring Cycle) as Nettie Fowler and Alexander Gemignani ( Sweeney Todd, Road Show) as Enoch Snow.

Complete casting will be announced at a later date.

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.