Extension for ballroom dance showcase at Longacre
“Burn the Floor” won’t be cooling off anytime soon: The ballroom dance showcase, originally announced for a 12-week Broadway engagement, will now play the Longacre Theater until January.“Burn” has posted generally strong sales since it began perfs July 25. Weekly gross spiked the week before last when receipts hit $665,009, breaking the box office record at the theater (the second time the show had done so). Production — which has toured the world for several years — has capitalized this summer on tourist auds whose appetite for ballroom has been whetted by reality TV skeins. Several prominent hoofers from TV series appear in the show. Last week “Burn” played to crowds that averaged 87% of capacity, with sales sliding by about $240,000 in the wake of the departure of “Dancing With the Stars” performers Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Duo was replaced by two hoofers from “So You Think You Can Dance” — Anya Garnis and Pasha Kovalev — who joined the company Aug. 18. Created, helmed and choreographed by Jason Gilkison, “Burn” will stay lit at the Longacre until Jan. 3.
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