Stephanie Blythe, Nathan Gunn

From Broadway World:

Live From Lincoln Center, the award-winning series celebrating live performance at the world's largest performing arts center, will expand its 2013 broadcast season to a total of nine programs. The announcement of the six upcoming winter and spring programs was made today at the Television Critics Association Winter 2013 conference by Elizabeth W. Scott, Lincoln Center's Chief Media and Digital Officer, and executive in charge of the series' production. Each of these broadcasts will be hosted by award-winning actress and singer Audra McDonald.

Live From Lincoln Center's winter and spring broadcasts are:

Stephanie Blythe's commanding, rich mezzo-soprano voice has captivated audiences in many of the world's great opera houses. Her concert from Lincoln Center's American Songbook series features an up-close look at works made famous by the late singer Kate Smith whose voice helped both comfort and galvanize the nation during World War II. "Stephanie Blythe: We'll Meet Again - The Songs of Kate Smith" will air on PBS, Friday, April 19, 2013, at 9 p.m. (ET) (check local listings).

One of spring's cultural highlights will be the New York Philharmonic staging of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel, the iconic American musical, beloved by generations. The New York Philharmonic's production features a cast of stars drawn from Broadway and opera stages, including Kelli O'Hara as Julie Jordan, and Nathan Gunn as Billy Bigelow; Rob Fisher will conduct and John Rando will direct. The New York Philharmonic's presentation of Carousel will air on PBS, Friday, April 26, 2013 at 9 p.m. (ET) (check local listings).

Now in its 37th season on PBS, Live From Lincoln Center has received 13 Emmy Awards to date and is a cornerstone of arts broadcasting. The series has made the world's greatest artists on Lincoln Center's renowned stages accessible to millions of viewers in virtually every corner of the United States.

Visit for a full list of broadcasts in the 2013 spring season.