By Michael Gioia
12 Sep 2013
Concluding Sept. 15
Forever Tango (Broadway at the Water Kerr Theatre). Argentinean tango singer Martin de Leon is the final guest vocalist in the Broadway dance show Forever Tango. "Forever Tango is music, drama, culture, a way of life," press notes state. "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." Visit ForeverTangoBroadway.com.
Old Jews Telling Jokes (Off-Broadway at the Westside Theatre). Old Jews Telling Jokes, the evening of comedy co-created by Peter Gethers and Daniel Okrent, features Dara Cameron, Chuck Rea, Marilyn Sokol, Todd Susman and Steve Vinovich. The production, according to press notes, "showcases five actors in a revue that pays tribute to and reinvents classic jokes of the past and present. Think you’ve heard them all before? Not this way. The show also features comic songs — brand-new and satisfyingly old — as well as tributes to some of the giants of the comedy world and to the brilliant raconteurs from OldJewsTellingJokes.com, the website that inspired the show." Visit OldJewsTellingJokesOnstage.com.