Broadway Brings Karina Smirnoff & Maksim Chmerkovskiy Back Together in “Forever Tango”
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
BROADWAY BRINGS DANCING’S HOTTEST PAIR
KARINA SMIRNOFF & MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY
BACK TOGETHER IN
“F O R E V E R T A N G O”
THE “DANCING WITH THE STARS” DUO
WILL HEAT UP BROADWAY FOR THREE WEEKS ONLY
JULY 9 – JULY 28, 2013
NEW YORK, NY (Wednesday, June 19, 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 will reunite to perform the sensuous dance of lovers at Broadway’s Walter Kerr Theatre (219 W 48th Street) 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.
Karina Smirnoff, a mirror ball champion and star of “Dancing with the Stars” was born in the Ukraine and grew up in New York. During her professional career, Karina won five U.S. National Championships, earned titles at the U.S. Open, Asian Open and U.K. open and was ranked #2 in the world. She has starred and contributed choreography for Broadway’s Burn the Floor, music videos, awards shows and films. Karina recently starred alongside Marsha Mason in the film Across Grace Alley.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy has contributed his expertise and choreography skills to Le Rêve – The Dream at Wynn Las Vegas, Broadway’s Burn the Floor and various television projects. His success led him to launch one of the nation’s leading Latin and ballroom dance studios, Dance with Me, which has four locations across NY, NJ and CT.
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.
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.
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. Tickets, which range from $30.00 to $149.00 (premium seating ranges from $175 to $199) are available via telecharge.com, 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 telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6262 in New York or (800) 432-7780 outside the NY Metro area.
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