BURN THE FLOOR Welcomes DWTS' Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Kym Johnson Post-Thanksgiving

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The New York Post is reporting that DWTS' Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Kym Johnson will be dancing their way into Broadway's recently extended BURN THE FLOOR after Thanksgiving.  A representative for the show has confirmed that the pair will perform through mid-January, 2010.

While Chmerkovskiy, with partner Debbie Mazar, was eliminated from the DWTS competition in the third week, both he and Johnson (who is still in the DWTS running with partner Donnie Osmond) are under contract for the show until November 24, after which they will head to Broadway to perform in BURN THE FLOOR three days later.

This run will mark Chmerkovskiy's return to the production, which he opened with the original cast on August 2nd.  It will be Johnson's Broadway debut.

BURN THE FLOOR is the Latin and Ballroom dance spectacular which opened this summer at Broadway's intimate Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). It is produced by Harley Medcalf, Joe Watson, Richard Levi, Richard Frankel, Tom Viertel, Steven Baruch, Marc Routh, Raise the Roof One, Toppall/Stevens/Mills, Benigno/Klein, Caldwell/Allen, Carrpailet/Danzansky, Bud Martin, The Production Studio, Schaffert/Schnuck, and Carrie Ann Inaba by special arrangement with Dance Partner Inc.

BURN THE FLOOR has thrilled audiences in over 30 countries and was the first show of the new Broadway season. It opened in August and quickly broke the Longacre Theatre box office record and announced an extension to January 3 2010.

BURN THE FLOOR is created, directed and choreographed by Jason Gilkison. Its cast is composed of award-winning international dancers from around the globe and include Australian Ballroom and World Latin American champions. They collectively hold more than 100 dance titles. They are Henry Byalikov, Sharna Burgess, Artem Chigvintsev, Kevin Clifton, Sasha Farber, Jeremy Garner, Anya Garnis, Gordana Grandosek, Patrick Helm, Sarah Hives, Melanie Hooper, Pasha Kovalev, Peta Murgatroyd, Giselle Peacock, Nuria Santalucia, Mirko Sciolan, Sarah Soriano, Damon & Rebecca Sugden, Trent Whiddon, DamIan Whitewood, and Robin Windsor. The dancers are supported by two vocalists, Ricky Rojas and Rebecca Tapia.

Critics and fans around the world have raved about BURN THE FLOOR: The NY Daily News called it "athletic, sensual and rocket-fueled." Bloomberg.com called it "utterly theatrical" and NY 1 News said BURN THE FLOOR is "hot, hot, hot. Pulse pounding choreography. A two hour adrenaline rush featuring some of the best and best-looking ballroom dancers in the world."

Playing Schedule: Tue at 7, Wed- Sat 8, Wed & Sat at 2, Sun at 3.

Price Scale: $111.50, $89.50, $ 59.50. All prices include $1.50 facilities fee. Discounts are available on groups of 10 and more. Tickets are available at www.telecharge.com.

For a sneak peek, visit www.burnthefloor.com

 



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