New York Philharmonic Will Present Staged Production of Carousel; PBS Will Broadcast
By Andrew Gans
The New York Philharmonic's 2012-13 season, which was announced Feb. 22, will include a staged production of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel.
Directed by James Brennan and conducted by Rob Fisher — the same team behind the Philharmonic’s acclaimed 2007 production of My Fair Lady — performances are scheduled for Feb. 27-March 2, 2013. Casting will be announced at a later time.
The production will be televised nationally on Live From Lincoln Center on PBS stations.
Carousel, the second work from the acclaimed Rodgers & Hammerstein partnership, premiered in 1945, two years after Oklahoma!, and is based on Ferenec Molnár’s 1909 play, Liliom.
The musical, according to production notes, "revolves around the tragic romance between carousel barker Billy Bigelow and mill worker Julie Jordan, and includes some landmark numbers," including “If I Loved You” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”
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