Forever Tango: Grammy winner Luis Enrique
Grammy Award-winning Nicaraguan singer and composer Luis Enrique will join the Broadway company of Luis Bravo's international entertainment/dance show Forever Tango for three weeks only from 30 Jul - 18 Aug 2013.
Enrique will be the Broadway's production second guest vocalist. The show's first guest vocalist, five-time Grammy Award-winner Gilberto Santa Rosa, will play his final performance on 28 Jul 2013 as originally announced.
Salsa vocalist Luis Enrique pioneered Latin music's romantic "salsa sensual" style. Enrique immigrated to the U.S. in 1978 from Somoto, Nicaragua, taking up residence in Los Angeles. Enrique's discography has earned him four Grammy Awards and numerous gold and platinum records.
Luis Enrique said,
I feel deeply moved to be making my Broadway debut in Forever Tango. I learned the tango from my grandfather. The music you learn with a loved one remains in your heart forever and I am excited to relive childhood memories through this tremendous opportunity.As previously announced "Dancing with the Stars" duo Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy have extended their engagement and will remain with the show through to 11 Aug 2013.
The return engagement of Forever Tango began previews at the Walter Kerr Theatre, it's original Broadway home, on 09 Jul 2013, where the show will open on 14 Jul 2013, and run through to 15 Sep 2013.
Created and directed by Luis Bravo, Forever Tango has been seen by millions worldwide since its inception in San Francisco in 1994, where it played for nearly two years.
Forever Tango originally opened on Broadway 1997 where it played at the Walter Kerr Theatre from 17 Jun 1997 through to 05 Apr 1998, before transferring to the Marquis Theatre where it ran from 15 Apr - 02 Aug 1998. The show was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Choreography. It returned to Broadway to play a limited four month engagement from 20 Jul - 28 Nov 2004 at the Shubert Theater.
Forever Tango is described in the press notes as,
Music, drama, culture, a way of life. The popularity of tango has exploded all over the world. Sensuous and sophisticated, the tango is a feeling that you dance. A story is 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. Sixteen world-class tango dancers, one vocalist and the eleven-piece Forever Tango orchestra will leave you breathless.Luis Enrique
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