Forever Tango 2013

Opened: July 14, 2013
Closing: September 15, 2013

Forever Tango - 2013 - Broadway History , Info & More

Walter Kerr Theatre (Broadway)
219 West 48th St. New York, NY

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 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.



Gilberto Santa Rosa is one of the most successful Latin music vocalists in the world, having achieved, to date, fourteen #1 hits on Billboard's Tropical Airplay chart, a multitude of Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum albums and five Grammy Awards. Santa Rosa has the honor of being the artist with the most #1 hits on Billboard's Tropical Albums chart (11 total).



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.


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FEATURED REVIEWS FOR Forever Tango

Broadway's 'Tango' isn't worthy of mirror-ball trophy
6 / 10

The tango is a dance that relies heavily on the physical and sensual rapport and tension between partners. The assorted couples in the regular cast - many of whom have appeared in previous stagings of Tango, which creator/director Luis Bravo conceived in the early '90s - lock into each other with an intensity that might seem almost satirical to the uninitiated...Smirnoff and Chmerkovskiy, in contrast, appear much more focused on seducing the audience...Their dancing may be technically impressive, but like the submedium that made them famous, it lacks wit, restraint and nuance.

Theater Review: 'Forever Tango' -- 2 stars
5 / 10

Maybe it's called 'Forever Tango' because, unless you don't mind watching tango routine after tango routine after tango routine for two-plus hours without any kind of narrative, it seems to last forever...The athletic, chic-looking dancers move elegantly and have sex appeal to spare. The accordion-heavy band is also quite elegant. But devoid of plot, character or variation, their leg-locking and thrusting routines get old after 10 minutes.

Photo Coverage: Luis Fonsi Celebrates First Night in FOREVER TANGO!
by Jennifer Broski - August 21, 2013


Internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter and Grammy Award-winner Luis Fonsi just joined the company of Luis Bravo's internationally acclaimed entertainment phenomenon, Forever Tango for two weeks only. The acclaimed pop star will perform nightly at Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre (219 W 48th Street), through Sunday, September 1, 2013. Below, we bring you photos from his first official curtain call and following champagne toast!

Photo Coverage: FOREVER TANGO's Luis Fonsi Meets the Press!
by Jennifer Broski - August 21, 2013


Internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter and Grammy Award-winner Luis Fonsi just joined the company of Luis Bravo's internationally acclaimed entertainment phenomenon, Forever Tango for two weeks only. The acclaimed pop star will perform nightly at Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre (219 W 48th Street), through Sunday, September 1, 2013. he met the press yesterday afternoon and you can check out photos from the special event below!

Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy End Run in FOREVER TANGO Today
by BWW News Desk - August 18, 2013


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.

TV: FOREVER TANGO Spices Up BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK!
by Nicole Rosky - August 17, 2013


Featured this week was the cast of Forever Tango (Sebastian Ripoll, Maria Bojanich, Hernan Lazart, Florencia Blanco, Zumo Leguizamon and Belen Bartolome), performing 'Cumparsita,' 'Derecho Viejo,' and 'Quejas de Bandoneon.' Check out highlights below!

Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Extend Run in FOREVER TANGO Through Aug 18
by BWW News Desk - August 6, 2013


The producers of Broadway's Forever Tango have announced that 'Dancing with the Stars' duo Karina Smirnoffand Maksim Chmerkovskiy will extend their run for an additional week, now through Sunday, 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.

TV: Grammy Winner Luis Enrique Brings Salsa Style to FOREVER TANGO!
by Nicole Rosky - July 31, 2013


Grammy Award-winning Nicaraguan singer and composer Luis Enrique has just joined the company of Luis Bravo's internationally acclaimed entertainment phenomenon, Forever Tango for three weeks only. 'El Principe de la Salsa' (The Prince of Salsa) performs nightly at Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre (219 W 48th Street), through Sunday, August 18, 2013. 'Dancing with the Stars' duo Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy will appear through Sunday, August 11, 2013. The salsa star gave a special preview for the press yesterday and you can check out what he and his 'Dancing with the Stars' costars had to say below!

Photo Coverage: Salsa Star Luis Enrique Joins FOREVER TANGO!
by Jennifer Broski - July 31, 2013


Grammy Award-winning Nicaraguan singer and composer Luis Enrique has just joined the company of Luis Bravo's internationally acclaimed entertainment phenomenon, Forever Tango for three weeks only. 'El Principe de la Salsa' (The Prince of Salsa) performs nightly at Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre (219 W 48th Street), through Sunday, August 18, 2013. 'Dancing with the Stars' duo Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy will appear through Sunday, August 11, 2013. The salsa star met the press yesterday and you can check out photos of him in action below!

Grammy Winner Luis Enrique Joins FOREVER TANGO, Now thru 8/18
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2013


Grammy Award-winning Nicaraguan singer and composer Luis Enrique will join the company of Luis Bravo's internationally acclaimed entertainment phenomenon, Forever Tango for three weeks only. 'El Principe de la Salsa' (The Prince of Salsa) will perform nightly at Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre (219 W 48th Street), tonight, July 30 through Sunday, August 18, 2013. 'Dancing with the Stars' duoKarina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy will appear through Sunday, August 11, 2013.

Luis Fonsi to Join FOREVER TANGO as Next Guest Star
by Robert Diamond - July 25, 2013


Internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter and Grammy Award-winner Luis Fonsi will join the company of Luis Bravo's internationally acclaimed entertainment phenomenon, Forever Tango for two weeks only. The acclaimed pop star will perform nightly at Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre (219 W 48th Street), Tuesday, August 20 through Sunday, September 1, 2013.

VIDEO: FOREVER TANGO's Maks and Karina Visit 'Good Day NY'
by Caryn Robbins - July 19, 2013


Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy stopped by the 'Good Day New York' morning show to talk about their starring roles in Broadway's FOREVER TANGO. The dancers will appear in the show through August 12th.

Photo Coverage: Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Unveil FOREVER TANGO Cupcake at Sprinkles
by Jennifer Broski - July 17, 2013


Just yesterday, FOREVER TANGO's Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy cozied up in the kitchen of Sprinkles Cupcakes to celebrate the Broadway return of the dance phenomenon, Forever Tango with the unveiling of a specially designed cupcake. Sprinkles' delicious Forever Tango cupcake features strawberry cake and lemon frosting. BroadwayWorld was there for the unveiling and you can check out photos below!

TV: DANCING WITH THE STARS Meets Broadway; FOREVER TANGO Celebrates Opening Night!
by Nicole Rosky - July 16, 2013


DANCING WITH THE STARS duo Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy star in Broadway's FOREVER TANGO, which opened last night, July 14, at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 W 48th Street). Forever Tango, the internationally acclaimed entertainment phenomenon began preview performances last week, and is slated to run through Sunday, August 11. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the cast at the opening night party and you can check out what they had to say below!

TV: Watch DANCING WITH THE STARS' Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Turn Up the Heat in FOREVER TANGO!
by Nicole Rosky - July 15, 2013


DANCING WITH THE STARS duo Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy star in Broadway's FOREVER TANGO, which opened last night, July 14, at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 W 48th Street). Forever Tango, the internationally acclaimed entertainment phenomenon began preview performances last week, and is slated to run through Sunday, August 11. BroadwayWorld brings you a preview of the cast in action below!

VIDEO: FOREVER TANGO's Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Perform on 'The View'
by Caryn Robbins - July 15, 2013


Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, currently starring on Broadway's FOREVER TANGO performed on ABC's 'The View' on Friday, July 12th. Check out the appearance below!

Photo Coverage: FOREVER TANGO's Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Celebrate Opening Night!
by Jennifer Broski - July 15, 2013


DANCING WITH THE STARS duo Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy star in Broadway's FOREVER TANGO, which opened last night, July 14, at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 W 48th Street). Forever Tango, the internationally acclaimed entertainment phenomenon began preview performances last week, and is slated to run through Sunday, August 11. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos from the after party below!

Photo Coverage: Inside FOREVER TANGO's Opening Night Curtain Call with Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy & More!
by Jennifer Broski - July 15, 2013


DANCING WITH THE STARS duo Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy star in Broadway's FOREVER TANGO, which opened last night, July 14, at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 W 48th Street). Forever Tango, the internationally acclaimed entertainment phenomenon began preview performances last week, and is slated to run through Sunday, August 11. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos from the curtain call below!

BWW Reviews: FOREVER TANGO Steams Up Broadway's Summer
by Michael Dale - July 15, 2013


Necking couples in the Walter Kerr Theatre balcony are bound to be a common sight this summer as 'Forever Tango' returns to steam up Broadway.

Photo Coverage: Inside FOREVER TANGO's Press Performance Preview!
by Walter McBride - July 12, 2013


'Dancing with the Stars' duo Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy will extend their run for an additional two weeks in Broadway's FOREVER TANGO. Originally scheduled to appear for three weeks only, the couple will now perform in the internationally acclaimed entertainment phenomenon through Sunday, August 11, 2013. Special guest vocalist and five-time Grammy Award-winner, Gilberto Santa Rosa, will appear through July 28, 2013 as previously announced. Forever Tango began performances on Tuesday, July 9, 2014 at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 W 48thStreet). The cast and creative team met the press yesterday and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special preview below!

In the Spotlight Series: Cast of FOREVER TANGO!
by Walter McBride - July 14, 2013


'Dancing with the Stars' duo Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy will extend their run for an additional two weeks in Broadway's FOREVER TANGO. Originally scheduled to appear for three weeks only, the couple will now perform in the internationally acclaimed entertainment phenomenon through Sunday, August 11, 2013. Special guest vocalist and five-time Grammy Award-winner, Gilberto Santa Rosa, will appear through July 28, 2013 as previously announced. Forever Tango began performances on Tuesday, July 9, 2014 at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 W 48thStreet). Below you can check out photos of the cast in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride!

Grammy Winner Luis Enrique to Join FOREVER TANGO, 7/30-8/18
by Nicole Rosky - July 10, 2013


Grammy Award-winning Nicaraguan singer and composer Luis Enrique will join the company of Luis Bravo's internationally acclaimed entertainment phenomenon, Forever Tango for three weeks only. 'El Principe de la Salsa' (The Prince of Salsa) will perform nightly at Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre (219 W 48th Street), Tuesday, July 30 through Sunday, August 18, 2013. 'Dancing with the Stars' duoKarina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy will appear through Sunday, August 11, 2013 and special guest star Gilberto Santa Rosa will play his final performance on July 28, 2013.

Photo Coverage: Inside FORVER TANGO's First Preview!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - July 10, 2013


On the heels of last night's triumphant first preview performance, producers of Broadway's Forever Tangohave announced that 'Dancing with the Stars' duoKarina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy will extend their run for an additional two weeks. Originally scheduled to appear for three weeks only, the couple will now perform in the internationally acclaimed entertainment phenomenon through Sunday, August 11, 2013. Special guest vocalist and five-time Grammy Award-winner, Gilberto Santa Rosa, will appear through July 28, 2013 as previously announced. Forever Tango begins performances tomorrow, Tuesday, July 9, 2014 at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 W 48thStreet). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the show's first preview below!

Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Extend Run in FOREVER TANGO Through 8/11
by Nicole Rosky - July 10, 2013


On the heels of last night's triumphant first preview performance, producers of Broadway's Forever Tango have announced that 'Dancing with the Stars' duo Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy will extend their run for an additional two weeks. Originally scheduled to appear for three weeks only, the couple will now perform in the internationally acclaimed entertainment phenomenon through Sunday, August 11, 2013. Special guest vocalist and five-time Grammy Award-winner, Gilberto Santa Rosa, will appear through July 28, 2013 as previously announced. Forever Tango begins performances tomorrow, Tuesday, July 9, 2014 at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 W 48thStreet).

FOREVER TANGO, featuring DANCING WITH THE STARS' Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Begins Previews Tonight on Broadway!
by Nicole Rosky - July 9, 2013


Broadway will bring 'Dancing with the Stars' duo Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy together again for three weeks only in Luis Bravo's internationally acclaimed entertainment phenomenon, Forever Tango. The couple reunites to perform the sensuous dance of lovers at Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre (219 W 48th Street) beginning tonight, Tuesday, July 9 through Sunday, July 28, 2013. Smirnoff and Chmerkovskiy join the previously announced special guest vocalist and five-time Grammy Award-winner, Gilberto Santa Rosa, who will also appear through July 28, 2013.

Forever Tango History

Other Productions of Forever Tango

1997   Broadway Original Broadway Production
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2004   Broadway Return Engagement [Broadway]
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