Grammy Winner Luis Enrique Begins Performances in Broadway's Forever Tango July 30
By Carey Purcell
Luis Enrique joins the cast of Broadway's Forever Tango July 30 for a limited engagement.
The Grammy Award-winning Nicaraguan singer, known as “El Principe de la Salsa” (The Prince of Salsa), will perform through Aug. 18.
The production, which includes 16 tango dancers, one vocalist and an 11-piece orchestra, currently features Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, from "Dancing With the Stars." Smirnoff and Chmerkovskiy will perform through Aug. 11.
"I feel deeply moved to be making my Broadway debut in Forever Tango," Enrique said in an earlier statement. "I learned the tango from my grandfather. The music you learn with a loved one remains in your heart forever and I am excited to relive childhood memories through this tremendous opportunity."
Forever Tango originally opened on Broadway in 1997, receiving numerous Drama Desk and Tony Award nominations. It returned to Broadway for a four-month engagement in 2004.
"Forever Tango is music, drama, culture, a way of life," press notes state. "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."
Forever Tango began performances July 9 at the Water Kerr Theatre.
More information can be found by visiting forevertangobroadway.com.
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