Robin’s Show Recommendation: FOREVER TANGO
HOT HOT HOT! Packed with elegance, sex appeal, whimsy and an old worldly charm, FOREVER TANGO is a well-staged sizzling production that has returned to Broadway after a successful run 16 years ago….and it was worth bringing back! I felt enveloped by an energy and sensuality, and that combined with class, made it a unique theatrical experience of dance and music and storytelling (Many tangos portray drama and romantic tension). Superb dancers (cast of 16), with uber-fast footwork and acrobatic technique that leaves you breathless at times.
And, who knew bandoneons (like an accordian) could really rock an orchestra? The music was enchanting, and Latin Grammy-winner Luis Enrique (who I was not familiar with…and appears thru 8/18) brought the house down with Yo No Se Manana…and while I speak no Spanish, I found myself attempting to sing the tune upon departure…or at least hum it.
Beautiful, slinky, fitted costumes, fedoras and stilettos (how the women dance in them is a sight to behold)….dramatic lighting….all create a mood of heightened passion, athleticism and energy.
Juan Paulo Horvath and Victoria Galoto begin the show by emerging from behind an oversized bandoneon….and we are immediately drawn in.