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International Star LUIS FONSI to Headline FOREVER TANGO for Two Weeks

INTERNATIONAL STAR

LUIS FONSI 

TO HEADLINE BROADWAY’S

FOREVER TANGO

AWARD-WINNING SINGER/SONGWRITER WILL JOIN THE COMPANY
AS GUEST STAR VOCALIST FOR TWO WEEKS ONLY
AUGUST 20 – SEPTEMBER 1, 2013

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NEW YORK, NY (Thursday, July 25, 2013) – Internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter and Grammy Award-winner Luis Fonsi will join the company of Luis Bravo’s internationally acclaimed entertainment phenomenon, Forever Tango for two weeks only.  The acclaimed pop star will perform nightly at Broadway’s Walter Kerr Theatre (219 W 48th Street), Tuesday, August 20 through Sunday, September 1, 2013. Special guest star Luis Enrique will appear July 30 – August 18, 2013.  Forever Tango will conclude its 10-week engagement on Broadway on Sunday, September 15, 2013 with a final guest star to be announced shortly.

Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Orlando, Florida, Luis Fonsi came on the music scene in 1998 with the release of his debut album, Comenzare which became an instant hit on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart, making him a star in Puerto Rico and across Latin America. Seven albums later, Fonsi is an international sensation who has collaborated with such renowned artists as Christina Aguilera, Martina McBride, Emma Bunton and Jose Feliciano among others.  Fonsi’s past five albums have debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Album Chart and have reached Certified Gold and Platinum Sales in the U.S. and major international markets.  He is the winner of many prestigious awards including the Latin Grammy, Latin Billboard, Premios Lo Nuestro and the ASCAP Voice of Music Award.   

“Performing on Broadway is an honor and a challenge for any artist. I am excited to be able to join such an important show that celebrates our music and culture, in this case a genre so elegant and sentimental as the Tango. I love and respect theatre so I am truly honored to have the opportunity to take my voice to the Broadway stage," said Luis Fonsi

“It’s thrilling to welcome pop star Luis Fonsi into the talented company of Forever Tango” said Luis Bravo.  “I am delighted that New York audiences will have the opportunity to experience this talented Latin vocalist live on Broadway.”

Created and directed by Luis Bravo, Forever Tango has touched the souls of millions worldwide since its inception in San Francisco in 1994, where it thrilled audiences for nearly two years. Called “A must-see” by the New York Times, Forever Tango originally opened on Broadway in 1997 where it played the Walter Kerr and Marquis Theatres for fourteen months and earned multiple Tony® and Drama Desk Award nominations. Celebrated by critics and audiences alike, the international sensation returned to Broadway’s Shubert Theater for a limited four month engagement in 2004.

Forever Tango is music, drama, culture, a way of life.  The popularity of tango has exploded all over the world. Sensuous and sophisticated, the tango is a feeling that you dance. A story is channeled through the flick of the leg, the tug of a hand, the tap of a foot, and the arch of an eyebrow. It’s passionate, yet melancholic. Tender, yet violent. You dance it with somebody, but it is so internal, you dance it by yourself. Sixteen world-class tango dancers, one vocalist and the eleven-piece Forever Tango orchestra will leave you breathless.

The performance schedule for Forever Tango is as follows: Tuesday through Saturday at 8 pm with 3 pm matinee performances on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.  Tickets, which range from $30.00 to $149.00 (premium seating ranges from $175 to $199) are available via telecharge.com, by calling (212) 239-6200/(800) 432-7250 or by visiting the Walter Kerr Theatre box office (219 West 48th Street). Groups of 10 or more can be purchased through telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6262 in New York or (800) 432-7780 outside the NY Metro area.

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