Forever Tango introduces the audience to the captivating world of tango dancing. You may think the “tango” is just another dance but it’s much more than that. Tango is music, culture, and a way of life. Forever Tango doesn’t have a story or a script. It’s nothing but tango dancing. Forever Tango is Argentina’s greatest contribution to the Great White Way since Evita.
Those with Forever Tango tickets will experience the moves of sixteen world-class dancers. Also part of the show is a lead vocalist and an 11-piece orchestra. The on-stage band is comprised of a pianist, a string quartet, and four bandoneons. A bandoneon is a concertina-type instrument (to describe it crudely, a small accordion). The handsome male tango dancers are decked out in tuxedoes and fedoras. The sultry danseuses don cocktail dresses, and amazingly, dance in high heels.
Forever Tango was created by Luis Bravo and it originally opened on Broadway in 1997 at the Walter Kerr Theatre. The production has returned several times since and not only at the Walter Kerr (although it returned to that venue in 2013). The Marquis and Shubuert Theatres have also hosted engagements. The 2013 incarnation of Forever Tango starred Dancing with the Stars hoofers Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
Broadway is a popular option for families visiting the Big Apple. That’s why everyone always wonders if a particular musical is appropriate for kids. It may seem like a silly question to ask of Forever Tango but the show isn’t that adult (of course, it’s certainly more family friendly than The Book of Mormon). Forever Tango is very sexy, but if your kids enjoy television shows like So You Think You Can Dance and DWTS then they’ll probably like Forever Tango.