Dance Show Burn the Floor to Play Limited Run at Broadway's Longacre

News   Dance Show Burn the Floor to Play Limited Run at Broadway's Longacre Dance sensation Burn the Floor will begin a limited engagement at Broadway's Longacre Theatre July 25 with an official opening scheduled for Aug. 2.

Burn the Floor features direction and choreography by Jason Gilkison and will be produced on Broadway by Joe Watson, Richard Levi, Richard Frankel, Tom Viertel, Steven Baruch, Marc Routh in association with Dance Partner Inc/Harley Medcalf.

Tickets will go on sale June 15 by visiting www.telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.

Casting will be announced shortly.

"From Harlem's hot nights at The Savoy, where dances such as the Lindy, Foxtrot and Charleston were born, to the Latin Quarter where the Cha-Cha, Rumba and Salsa steamed up the stage, Burn the Floor takes audiences on a journey through the passionate drama of dance," according to Telecharge.com. "The elegance of the Viennese Waltz, the exuberance of Jive, the intensity of the Paso Doble - audiences will experience them all, as well as the Tango, Samba, Mambo, Quickstep, and Swing. It's Ballroom dance with a sexy 21st century edge."

Conceived five years ago at a 50th birthday party for composer Elton John, Burn the Floor was created by producer Harley Medcalf and features 32 champion ballroom dancers. About the genesis of his show, Medcalf previously said, "I wanted to create a showcase that is a fusion of the wonderful traditions of ballroom dancing, a combination of the sensuality, discipline and commitment of the dancers, with the technology, creativity and energy of a rock and roll production." The Longacre Theatre is located at 220 West 48th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue.

The cast of <i>Burn the Floor</i>.
The cast of Burn the Floor.
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