"Dancing with the Stars" Meets "Forever Tango" on Broadway
|Maks and Karina in "Forever Tango"|
If you love tango, don't miss Broadway's "Forever Tango," through September 15 in New York City. For only one more weekend, “Dancing with the Stars’” famous duo Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy will wow you with their magnificent technique and athleticism (as well as the memory that they were once engaged). The two are a gorgeous embodiment of the tango, and it’s pure joy to see these television stars close up. The other fourteen dancers are pretty spectacular, too, and you’ll start to wonder if you might actually be able to dance like that if you had a great partner to guide you around. Also currently in the show is the Latin Grammy Award-winner Luis Enrique. The screams and applause from the audience will let you know his importance in the salsa world, even if you might not be familiar with his name. Luis Fonsi, another Grammy Award-winner, takes over on August 20. While some of the tango numbers may be less than conventional – including the comedic tango numbers – the quality and attitude of the dance and dancers are impeccable. You’ll be mesmerized by every flick of the leg, every athletic spin, and the remarkable expressions on each dancer’s face. The eleven musicians who play the accordions, piano, violin, and other instruments are worthy of a concert by themselves; and the costumes are sexy tango. http://forevertangobroadway.com Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 West 48th Street, New York City. Tickets: www.telecharge.com, 212-239-6200.