It was the first show of the 1997-98 Broadway season, and it has lasted longer than many productions that came after it, but Forever Tango will likely dance away at the end of summer. The music/dance revue is advertising last weeks both in the NY Times' "ABC" Theatre Directory and in its print ads. The show is announcing ticket availability through Sept. 6 -- the end of Labor Day Weekend, a traditional time for long-running shows to close. However, a source close to the production told Playbill On-Line (July 7) no official final date has yet been set.
In happier news, Forever Tango is currently in the midst of a 15-city tour spanning North America, with 12 U.S. dates, two stops in Canada and one in Mexico. The itinerary is subject to change and includes the following performance venues:
June 30-July 12: Royce Hall--UCLA CPA; Los Angeles
July 14-28: Teatro Alameda; Mexico City, Mexico
July 28-August 2: Auditorium Theatre; Denver
August 4-9: TBA; Portland, OR
August 11-16: TBA; San Jose, CA
September 8-13: TBA, Seattle
One fly in the ointment, though: in Los angeles, a complaint was recently filed by a New York entertainment lawyer, alleging copyright infringement for the use of three songs in the Forever Tango revue.
Wallace Collins, representing Italian music publisher PaganMusic, filed the complaint against Luis Bravo, Jujamcyn Theaters and the other producers of the hit Broadway play about the evolution of the tango. The complaint was filed in New York Federal Court, and alleges copyright infringement for the songs "Libertango," "Adios Nonino" and "Finale." A temporary restraining order was requested, as well as an injunction against any more performances. Damages sought are reportedly more than $1 million for the New York production as well as touring productions in the United States.
For tickets and information on Forever Tango at the Marquis Theatre in NY, call (212) 307-4100.