Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Reuniting – on Broadway

Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff

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updated 06/18/2013 AT 10:00 PM ET

originally published 06/19/2013 AT 8:05 AM ET

The once-engaged Dancing With The Stars duo Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy will be together again, this time on a New York stage.

They’ve signed on for a five-week run of Luis Bravo s show Forever Tango, performing the sensuous dance of lovers at Broadway’s Walter Kerr Theatre from July 9 through Aug. 11.

“It is such an honor to have been given this opportunity to star on Broadway again,” Smirnoff said in a statement. “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 pair, who appeared on Broadway previously in Burn the Floor, became engaged New Year’s Day 2009 in Las Vegas and then endured a very public and bitter breakup in October of the same year.

In Forever Tango, they’ll join guest vocalist Gilberto Santa Rosa, a five-time Grammy winner, and be done in plenty of time for the fall season of Dancing.


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