Forever Tango: Tango singer Martin de Leon
Argentinean tango singer Martin de Leon joins the Broadway company of Luis Bravo's international entertainment/dance show Forever Tango on the 03 Sep 2013, for the final two week's of the the show's limited engagement ending on 15 Sep 2013.
Martin de Leon is the Broadway's production fourth guest vocalist. The show's three previous guest vocalists were five-time Latin Grammy Award-winner Gilberto Santa Rosa, Latin Grammy Award-winning Nicaraguan singer and composer Luis Enrique, and Latin Grammy Award-winning Puerto Ricon born singer Luis Fonsi - who concluded his run on 01 Sep 2013.
Martin De Leon started his career at the age of 16 in Buenos Aires. He performed regularly on radio, television and in concert alongside such notable singers as Vinicius de Moraes, Toquinho and Maria Creuza, among others. He has been seen in concert throughout the U.S., including Carnegie Hall in NYC.
The return engagement of Forever Tango opened at the Walter Kerr Theatre, it's original Broadway home, on 14 Jul 2013, following previews from 09 Jul 2013, where it is playing a limited engagement through to 15 Sep 2013.
The show opened to mixed reviews: A half-hearted, monotonous stab at exploiting the broad appeal of tango (Record); I am no expert on tango, but I sure had a swell time (Newsroom Jersey).
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.
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.Luis Fonsi
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