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Ring in 2016 at the Herbst Theatre with Luis Bravo's FOREVER TANGO

Luis Bravo's FOREVER TANGO, the internationally celebrated entertainment event that has been seen throughout Europe, North America, South America, Asia, and Australia, rings in 2016 with a special performance on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 9 p.m. at San Francisco's Herbst Theatre (401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco). Tickets for the special New Year's Eve performance of FOREVER TANGO range in price from $49- $99.

VIP tickets are available for $199 and include a post-performance meet-and-greet with Anna Trebunskaya and Dmitry Chaplin as seen on "Dancing with the Stars." Guests are also invited to join the cast and orchestra at a special VIP Milonga - an event where tango is danced - in the Herbst Theatre's Green Room. The Milonga will feature FOREVER TANGO'S 10-piece orchestra performing live, light hors d'oeuvres and a champagne toast at the stroke of midnight.

All tickets can be purchased now online at cityboxoffice.com, by phone at (415) 392-4400 or in person at the City Box Office [180 Redwood St. Ste. 100]. FOREVER TANGO will play at the Herbst Theatre for a strictly limited three-week engagement - December 20, 2015 - January 10, 2016.

Starring Anna Trebunskaya and Dmitry Chaplin - and featuring vocals by Marcela Rios - FOREVER TANGO features 12 world-class tango dancers and an on-stage 10-piece orchestra anchored by the bandoneón - the accordion-like instrument that is the mainstay of tango music - in an evening that celebrates the passionate music and dance of Argentina.

Sensuous and sophisticated, the tango inhabits a world where everything can be said with the flick of a leg, the tug of a hand, the tap of a foot and the arch of an eyebrow. FOREVER TANGO was voted "Best Touring Musical" by Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle in San Francisco where it played an unprecedented 92 weeks at the Theatre on the Square and has returned season after season. Truly an international event, FOREVER TANGO was also awarded the coveted Simpatia Prize at the 1996 Spoleto Festival in Italy. FOREVER TANGO opened on Broadway in June of 1997 for what was expected to be an eight-week engagement, ran for 14 months and has since performed on Broadway on three separate occasions.

The dances, performed to original and traditional music, are the result of collaboration between each couple and Luis Bravo.

The design team for FOREVER TANGO includes Argemira Affonso (Costumes), Luis Bravo (Lighting), Mike Miller (Sound), and Jean-Luc Don Vito (Make-up). Eduardo Miceli serves as Musical Director/Arranger and composed some of the music in the show.

FOREVER TANGO tells the story of the birth of the tango in 19th century Argentina where thousands of men, having abandoned a disintegrating Europe to emigrate to South America, found themselves in the crowded abattoirs (packing houses), the bars and street corners of the arrabales (outlying barrios) and in the enramadas (brothels). The tango was born of this lonely and violent existence. Originally shunned by Argentina society as indecent, the tango became an overnight craze in upper-class Paris when Argentine intellectuals taught it when traveling abroad. The tango quickly spread across Europe and to America, and was eventually re-imported home to Argentina society, though not unchanged. Born in the brothels and bordellos of Buenos Aires, the tango may be Argentina's best known export.

Luis Bravo, the creator/director of FOREVER TANGO, is a world-class cellist who has performed with major symphonies throughout the world. His distinguished credits include appearances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Colon Theatre Opera House, the Buenos Aires Philharmonic and other prestigious ensembles.

ABOUT ANNA TREBUNSKAYA

With her breathtaking red hair and sexy moves, Anna Trebunskaya is a veteran of ABC's Emmy award winning "Dancing with the Stars." As a professional dancer and choreographer on more than 10 seasons on the top rated program, Anna has waltzed, fox trotted, tangoed and cha cha'ed with NFL greats, Olympians, boxing legends, UFC fighters, actors, fashion icons and musicians. She has also been a co-host for abc.com's DWTS All-Access and AfterBuzzTV.com. You can also catch Anna as performer and host with the touring show, Ballroom with a Twist and she is now reprising her role in FOREVER TANGO, which she originally performed in 2011-2012. Trebunskaya has also been seen as an actress in HBO's "The Newsroom." An entrepreneur, Anna owns the You Can Dance Ballroom Studio in Hermosa Beach, CA.

With grace, a stellar personality and the humor of a stand-up comedian, Anna is the perfect mix of vixen and girl next door. The Russian beauty has been featured in numerous media outlets including Shape Magazine, Life & Style, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, TV Guide, Runway, InTouch,People, US Weekly, and many others. She is #1 on the list of the "Top 10 Hottest Dancing with the Stars Female Pro Dancers."

ABOUT DMITRY CHAPLIN

Dmitry's (originally Dmytro Cheshun) dancing career began at the age of 12 in his hometown of Rostov- on-Don in Russia. He moved to the United States in 1999 and after studying both in America and the United Kingdom, he began representing the United States at many world famous ballroom competitions. In 2006, Dmitry's dance career took a different course - he won a place on the FOX hit TV show "So You Think You Can Dance" and became one of America's Top 10 dancers.

After a series of guest performances on "American Idol," Dmitry was invited as a 'special guest' to dance with Gloria Estefan on the Emmy-winning episode, "Idol Gives Back." Numerous TV offers followed, leading to special guest appearances on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Good Morning America," "Live with Regis and Kelly," "Larry King Live," "KTLA," "The View" and many more. Chaplin performed on tour with Anna Trebunskaya in Ballroom with a Twist. Chaplin is also an Emmy-nominated choreographer for his work with "So You Think You Can Dance."

ABOUT MARCELA RIOS

From 1986 to 1991, Marcela sang in the hit Argentinean television show "Grandes Valores del Tango." At the same time she was performing as a vocalist for the Agrupación Orquestal directed by José Colángelo. After leaving the orchestra, she toured Central and South America, Spain, Portugal and France. In 1995 she received the "Estrella de Mar" Award in Mar del Plata with the great comedian Juan Verdaguer and singer Jorge Sobral for the Best Musical category. That same year she was invited to participate in FOREVER TANGO at the Theatre on the Square for an unprecedented 92 week run. Making her return in 2002, and again in 2013, she has been performing and touring with FOREVER TANGO around the USA, Central America, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Turkey and Greece.



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