Luis Bravo’s acclaimed Latin dance revue Forever Tango will return to Broadway this summer. Forever Tango will play a 10-week engagement at the Walter Kerr Theatre, with performances running from July 9 through September 15. An official opening is set for July 14. Five-time Grammy Award winner Gilberto Santa Rosa will star as the first special guest star for the initial three weeks of the engagement. Future vocalist casting will be announced at a later date.
Forever Tango traces birth of salsa music and dance of 19th-century Buenos Aires to its more modern manifestations. The new incarnation of the production, featuring 16 dancers and an 11-piece orchestra alongside the vocalist, will launch on Broadway before heading out on a U.S. and international tour.
Created and directed by Bravo, Forever Tango originally opened on Broadway in 1997, when it played the Walter Kerr and Marquis Theatres for 14 months and earned a Tony nomination for Best Choreography. The production returned to Broadway’s Shubert Theater for a limited four-month engagement in 2004.