Billed as “ballroom dance with a sexy, 21st century edge” (to put it mildly), Burn the Floor is a lively survey of ballroom and Latin dance, including the Viennese Waltz, Paso Doble, jive, samba, mambo, tango, quick step and swing. (The bit we saw involved women in sparkly bra tops gyrating over men slouched in chairs.)
Burn the Floor‘s Broadway run follows a wildly successful world tour and features 18 ballroom and Latin champions from around the globe. The show runs through October 18 at the Longacre Theatre, and special guest stars Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy of Dancing with the Stars fame will perform with the cast through August 16.
Not bad for a show that was originally conceived as entertainment for Elton John’s 50th birthday.