Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, best known for “Dancing With The Stars,” have extended their run in “Forever Tango” through August 11.
The couple, who were previously engaged to each other, were originally scheduled to perform in the show through July 28 before the extension. Both have been on Broadway previously, and met while performing in the Broadway production of “Burn the Floor.” “Forever Tango” began its run July 9 at the Walter Kerr Theatre, and currently is scheduled to run through September 15.
“It is such an honor to have been given this opportunity to star on Broadway again,” Smirnoff said in a statement about appearing in the show. “’Forever Tango’ is an incredible production and the Tango is an intense, sensuous dance of passion. Asking Maks to join me was in and of itself intense, so I figured by opening night, it would be explosive!”
The show first appeared on Broadway back in 1997, and also played a four-month limited engagement in 2004. In addition to the Broadway productions, versions of the show have appeared in all 50 states, as well as West End in London. Other countries that have hosted productions include Korea, Mexico, Italy, Japan, China and Portugal.
Here’s what the official website says about the production:
“Luis Bravo’s ‘Forever Tango,’ traces the colorful history of tango through music, dance and dramatic vignettes, features an all Argentine cast –14 dancers and a 11-piece orchestra. The 26-member Forever Tango Company includes world class dancers who utilize their own unique flourishes, each drawing from the wellspring of cultural inspiration offering unspoken insight into this mysterious and passionate art form. The orchestra is led by Victor Lavallén on the bandoneón, an accordion-like instrument imported to Argentina from Germany in 1886.”