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Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy End Run in FOREVER TANGO Today

The producers of Broadway's Forever Tango previously announced that "Dancing with the Stars" duo Karina Smirnoffand Maksim Chmerkovskiy would extend their run for an additional week, which ends today, August 18, 2013. The Grammy Award-winning "Prince of Salsa," Luis Enrique also appears through August 18th as the special guest vocalist. Forever Tango is currently in performances at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 W 48th Street) through Sunday, September 15, 2013.

Originally scheduled to appear for three weeks only, the couple previously announced a two-week extension after their triumphant opening night. Entertainment Weekly raved about their performance in Forever Tango, saying, "Dancing with the Stars (and formerly engaged) pair Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff perform to rapturous cheers from the crowd. The couple is, in a word, dazzling. Smirnoff glides beautifully, and Chmerkovskiy shakes his hips (and his booty) with such skill, it's clear he was born with the talent."

Created and directed by Luis Bravo, Forever Tango has touched the souls of millions worldwide since its inception in San Francisco in 1994, where it thrilled audiences for nearly two years. Called "A must-see" by the New York Times, Forever Tango originally opened on Broadway in 1997 where it played the Walter Kerr and Marquis Theatres for fourteen months and earned multiple Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations. Celebrated by critics and audiences alike, the international sensation returned to Broadway's Shubert Theater for a limited four month engagement in 2004.

Forever Tango is music, drama, culture, a way of life. 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. Sixteen world-class tango dancers, one vocalist and the eleven-piece Forever Tango orchestra will leave you breathless.

The performance schedule for Forever Tango will be as follows: Tuesday through Saturday at 8 pm with 3 pm matinee performances on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy will not perform on Wednesday, August 14, 2013. Tickets, which range from $30.00 to $149.00 (premium seating ranges from $175 to $199) are available via, by calling (212) 239-6200/(800) 432-7250 or by visiting the Walter Kerr Theatre box office (219 West 48th Street). Groups of 10 or more can be purchased through or by calling (212) 239-6262 in New York or (800) 432-7780 outside the NY Metro area.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski

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