Broadway’s Walter Kerr Theater has found a summer tenant, with dance revue “Forever Tango” returning to the Main Stem for a ten-week run prior to the fall opening of new musical “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.”
“Tango” will feature guest star vocalists in limited engagements as part of its New York run, starting with Grammy winner Gilberto Santa Rosa for the first three weeks of the show’s Gotham dates. Further guests remain to be announced.
Created and directed by Luis Bravo, “Forever Tango” bowed in San Francisco in 1994 and in 1997 played its initial stint on Broadway, where it ran for 14 months, first at the Walter Kerr and then at the Marquis. The show returned to the Rialto for four months in 2004.
The new incarnation of the show — which features 16 dancers and an 11-piece orchestra alongside the vocalist — will launch on Broadway before heading out on a U.S. and international tour.
“Forever Tango” begins previews at the Kerr July 9 prior to a July 14 opening, with the production skedded to end its run there Sept. 15. Next up at the venue is the Broadway staging of new musical “Gentleman’s Guide,” the tuner that lands on the Main Stem following a couple of well-received regional runs. That show starts previews Oct. 22 ahead of a Nov. 17 opening.