Forever Tango Opens on Broadway
The dance of a lifetime returns to Broadway! While Broadway does not see many news show open over the summer months, there are several productions that always make their way to New York during the hot summer months. Sometimes these are productions opening early for the season and sometimes they are simply limited engagements set to draw crowds to a theatre that would have otherwise lied empty all summer. Today, Luner on Theatre brings you the exciting news of Forever Tango opening tonight on Broadway!
Forever Tango is a show dedicated to what some call “a way of life”; the tango. The dance and popularity of a tango is one that can be experienced any place on this planet. The tango itself tells a story. The press release goes on to say it is “A story channeled through the flick of the leg, the tug of a hand, the tap of a foot, and the arch of an eyebrow. It’s passionate, yet melancholic. Tender, yet violent. You dance it with somebody, but it is so internal, you dance it by yourself.”
Forever Tango originally opened on Broadway in 1997. The show received multiple Drama Desk and Tony Award nominations and went on to become the longest running tango production in Broadway history. The show briefly returned to Broadway in 2004 where it played for four months. Forever Tango returns again to Broadway this summer as a limited engagement. The show will play the Walter Kerr Theatre through September 15th only. The show opens tonight after having began previews on July 9th, 2013.
Forever Tango features a cast of 16 tango dancers, 1 vocalist and an 11 piece orchestra. Despite Forever Tango’s short return to Broadway, the show is featuring many well-known performers in its return. The show features five time Grammy Award Winner Gilberto Santa Rosa through July 28th. Best known from televisions Dancing With the Stars series, Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy will also be featured in the production through July 30th. Following Rosa’s departure from the production, the role of the vocalist will be filled by Grammy Award Winner Luis Enrique through August 18th.
Forever Tango officially opens on Broadway Tonight! You only have until September 15th to make your way to the Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway to experience a show like no other on Broadway! Get your tickets and do not miss out on of a one kind dance show making its Broadway return once again. For more information, visit Forever Tango’s Official Broadway Website. Be sure to check Luner on Theatre on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter as well! We are constantly updating these pages with information! And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know!