Forever Tango returning to Broadway
Luis Bravo's international entertainment/dance show Forever Tango, will return to the Walter Kerr Theatre, its original Broadway home, for ten weeks only with performances beginning 09 Jul 2013 through to 15 Sep 2013 and an official opening set for 14 Jul 2013.
Five-time Grammy Award-winner Gilberto Santa Rosa will star as the first special guest star for the first three weeks of the engagement. Future vocalist casting will be announced at a later date.
Gilberto Santa Rosa is one of the most successful Latin music vocalists in the world, having achieved, to date, fourteen No1 hits on Billboard's Tropical Airplay chart, a multitude of Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum albums and five Grammy Awards. Santa Rosa has the honor of being the artist with the most No1 hits on Billboard's Tropical Albums chart (11 total).
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 Theatres where it ran from 15 Apr - 02 Aug 1998. The show nominated for a Tony Award for Best Choreography. The show returned to Broadway's Shubert Theater for a limited four month engagement running from 20 Jul - 28 Nov 2004.
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.
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