Carousel / The New York Philharmonic

Feb 2013

Nathan Gunn was a commanding Billy Bigelow with a voice to match; director John Rando ("Urinetown: The Musical," "A Christmas Story") added insightful bits of staging that softened the character. At the end of "If I Loved You," Rando had Gunn gather fallen blossoms and offer them to Julie in a sudden, spontaneous gesture of love; in the final scene, he had Billy's ghost tenderly gather Julie's shawl around her shoulders to shield her from the encroaching chill."

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