The Verdict: Critics Review Broadway's Forever Tango
By Carey Purcell
Luis' Bravo's Forever Tango recently returned to Broadway for a limited engagement. The dance show, which officially opened July 14, is currently scheduled to play the Walter Kerr Theatre through Sept. 15.
The production, which includes 16 tango dancers, one vocalist and an 11-piece orchestra, currently features five-time Grammy Award winner Gilberto Santa Rosa (through July 28) and Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, of "Dancing With the Stars" (through Aug. 11).
Forever Tango originally opened on Broadway in 1997, receiving numerous Drama Desk and Tony Award nominations. It returned to Broadway for a four-month engagement in 2004.
"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."
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