Forever Tango

Luis Bravo + Forever Tango
Friday, May 24 th, 2019 at 00:05 am Joy Meter
Director (s):
Luis Bravo
Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy of "Dancing With the Stars"
Plays, Drama, Dancing

Forever Tango has become kind of a New York experience, and I’ve probably seen the show about a half a dozen times. They’ve really learned from the New York audiences, and the show has probably become one of my if not my favorite show. It’s a little long to be honest if you’re not a tango aficionado. It’s two hours and fifteen minutes with a fifteen minute intermission. They have the great orchestra they have always had, heavy on the accordion, and what they’ve learned is that the New York audiences love the dancing and not so much the crooner. So the crooner has two songs in each act, and there is a huge amount of dancing (much more than I have ever seen before), including a terrific scene where two men dance with each other in a simulated fight situation over a woman. This is probably the highlight of the show. The bodies are uniformly sexy, especially one dancer that shows up in a leotard and a G-string that would’ve done the stage production of 9 proud. So the second act is significantly sexier, even though I thought the first act was more fun. The costumes are great. So if you love tango you certainly should go see Forever Tango. If you don’t, well then go see the first act and then leave. Three and a half stars.

Joy Meter